There is a common misconception that most mothers make a free choice to leave the workforce for stay-at-home motherhood. My research indicated that for the 10 women I studied, the maternal instinct was not always the only or main reason that these women left their careers for stay-at-home motherhood.
If you are still busy sending out CVs but getting no-where chances are you need to re-think and re-define yourself and what you actually want to be in this world. We get so caught up in trying to" find a job" that we forget why we looking in the first place. To get a pay check? To get benefits? To do interesting work?
Mature job-seekers face special challenges. It is common knowledge that younger employers are likely to hold several negative stereotypes relating to age. Perhaps the most prevalent of these is that you lack the necessary technical skills for the job. There is one surefire way to counteract this presumption.