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Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job

Apr 17, 2017

Women are much more likely than men to leave the workforce to raise children or assist elderly family members. Unfortunately, after a prolonged time off, it’s not easy to on-ramp back into full employment. There simply is not much infrastructure to help women step back into the workforce. That’s why it’s so important to be prepared before you take your hiatus.

On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Farai Chideya, author of The Episodic Career: How to Thrive and Work in the Age of Disruption, explains what women should to before they take time off to lay the foundation for their eventual return to the workforce. 

Her suggestions include:

  • Document all the work you have done. You're less likely to remember everything if you wait until you're ready to return to work.
  • Sit down with your current supervisor and ask them to itemize your accomplishments and highlight your skill sets.
  • Ask for the document to be added to your personal file and keep a copy for yourself.
  • Call upon your current network to let them know you are taking time off and you plan on returning.

You can find more useful job search insight in Land Your Dream Job Anywhere, now available on Amazon. To preview the first chapter for free, visit

Opening and closing music for Find Your Dream Job provided by Freddy Trujillo,