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Moms For Hire is a stylish, eight-step guidebook for moms who want to re-enter the workforce and amp up their professional mojo.
Whether you downsized your bustling career to raise your children, or you chose the full-time job of being a stay-at-home mom, you now feel ready to get back in the work game, but re-entry can be intimidating. Using creative exercises, advice, and anecdotes from well-known working moms, this book will become a guide to creating your own successful re-entry strategy.
From simply giving voice to your desire to work, to learning how to negotiate the best deal once you land the dream job, Moms For Hire guides you through each step of the process in a way that keeps you motivated and inspired.
The simple promise is this: if you commit one hour a day to this book, you can find rewarding work. The search for fulfilling employment requires plenty of will, stamina, and support; let Moms For Hire be your devoted partner as you step into this new, life-changing adventure.
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About the Author
Deborah Jelin Newmyer is a film and television producer who worked at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment for twelve years. As a studio executive, Newmyer developed films such as Jurassic Park, The Color Purple, Goonies, Schindler’s List, and The Bridges of Madison County . In 2006, Newmyer inherited Outlaw Productions from her late husband, Bobby Newmyer, and currently is a freelance film and television producer with Sony Pictures Entertainment. She resides in Los Angeles, California.
Table of Contents
The Intro 1
Part I Become an Attractive Job Candidate 7
Step 1 Activate Your Mom for Hire Switch 8
Hour 1 Time, Time, Time. 12
Hour 2 Uncloak Your F*#%in' Fears 17
Hour 3 Evaluate Your Launch-Readiness 22
Hour 4 Visualize Your Ideal Job 28
Hour 5 Reveal Your Expertise; Come Out as a Mom for Hire 36
Step 2 Get Organized and Find Your Network 44
Hour 1 Create a Mom for Hire Office 45
Hour 2 Commit to a Daily Organizing as Your New BFF 47
Hour 3 Generate Your Network of Professional and Personal Supporters 53
Hour 4 Categorize Your Network into Focus Groups 58
Hour 5 Find Your Readiness; Find Your Hours 62
Step 3 Declutter Yourself 69
Hour 1 Tell Your Exit Story 72
Hour 2 Write Your "Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda" 76
Hour 3 Never Walk Alone 80
Hour 4 Give Value to Your Misty Watercolor Memories 85
Hour 5 Clean Your Slate … Discover the Next You 91
Step 5 Motherhood's Made You Better 93
Hour 1 Find Your Mom Value 94
Hour 2 Delegate Your Mom Overload 104
Hour 3 Calculate Your Finances 112
Hour 4 Update Your Social Media 118
Hour 5 Artfully Begin "The Ask" 121
Part II You Are Ready: Now Go Out and Win That Job 129
Step 5 BE the Ideal Candidate 130
Hour 1 Get Crackin' on Your Résumé 131
Hour 2 Name Your Best-Case Scenarios 137
Hour 3 Become the Lead in Your Elevator Pitch 146
Hour 4 Write a Spirited Cover Letter Template 153
Hour 5 Apply, Apply, Apply! 156
Step 6 Getting to the Interview 158
Hour 1 Advocate for Yourself. Again. And Again 160
Hour 2 Prep for Your Interviews 1 b9
Hour 3 Attention: Freelancers. Academics. Entrepreneurs. Artists. 173
Hour 4 Follow-Up and Find The Outfit 182
Hour 5 Let's Enjoy the Interview! 185
Step 7 While You Are Waiting 188
Hour 1 Start Your Job Before You Get the Job 190
Hour 2 Pad Your Résumé-Gain experience! 196
Hour 3 Chin Up! Take Control of Your Own Mental Health 199
Hour 4 Spy on the Updated Markets-Take a Millennial to Lunch 203
Hour 5 Savor Your Mom Life-A Job Has Arrived 205
Step 8 You're Hired! NOW WHAT!? 207
Hour 1 Negotiation 101 208
Hour 2 Acknowledge the Void You Left at Home 213
Hour 3 Kiss A Little Tush. Just a Little 218
Hour 4 Write a Letter to Yourself. Advice to Your Daughter (and Son) 220
Hour 5 Pay It Forward 222
Conclusion: Nice Work … the World Needs You! 226
Web and App Assists 228