May 202014
 

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Mom Corps YOU. I received a free trial to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

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As you may recall, I’ve partnered with Mom Corps YOU over the past few months to share all of the valuable information they have to offer Moms.  Mom Corps YOU is an online community to help professionals better integrate their professional and personal lives, and I have learned SO much from using their site.

I’m not currently looking to re-enter the work force at this time, as I stay at home full-time with Kayleigh, but it’s certainly something that I may have to do at some point in the future.  Before I became a stay-at-home Mom, I had worked at the same law firm for more than 10 years, so it’s been quite a long time since I have had to go through the job interview process.

The job interview process is the thing that scares me the most about finding a new job.  I’m extremely shy, don’t particularly like meeting new people, and I get very anxious and nervous in those types of social situations.  I’m always afraid that I’m not going to make a good first impression, and I will blow my chances at getting the job.  Thankfully, Mom Corps YOU has several awesome resources to help you make a great first impression during your job search.

Not only does Mom Corps YOU have a great tool to help you revamp your resume, the ultimate first impression, but they also have lots of awesome webinars, too.  This month, personal wardrobe consultant, Lori Wynne, hosted a webinar titled ‘How to Dress for a Job Interview’.  I’m not really big into fashion, so learning how to dress to look my best for a job interview is something I can always use help with.   Your physical appearance can really make or break your chances of landing that job.  If you are not put together well, then prospective employers may think that you are lazy or not detail-oriented, so it is very important to look your best for a job interview.  What you wear, and how you present yourself, really says a lot about who you are.

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Another webinar offered on Mom Corps YOU this month was hosted by Marilyn Ringo, Vice President of Speechworks.  In her webinar ‘Look and Sound Like a Leader’, she offered tips on how to speak with confidence to make sure that you are heard.  I am constantly stumbling over my words when I meet new people, so I could really use some help with this, too.  I’d love to have more confidence when speaking to others, as it is something I have struggled with my entire life.

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On Thursday, May 22nd, Mom Corps YOU is hosting a ‘Transform Your Resume on Social Media’ webinar, where you can learn how to enhance your online reputation to help you find your next job.  Professional writer and editor Eboni Thomas will share how to use your resume to fortify your online presence.  Social media is so huge now.  Almost every one I know is on some form of social media. Prospective employers use social media to find out more about their job applicants.  What does your social media profile say about you?  I’d love to learn how to create a more professional appearance on the web.

Don’t forget about Mom Corps YOU Live Chat!  Career counselors are a great way to get advice and feedback during a job search, but they can charge hundreds of dollars an hour.  Mom Corps YOU offers a live chat feature where members can talk in real time to get career coaching on starting their job searches, preparing resumes, following up on interviews, etc.  How great is that?!

Mom Corps YOU is available via an online subscription for an introductory annual price of $99.99 or $19.99 a month, which is a really great deal considering all of the great resources available to you.  I have attended webinars before that cost that much or more, each!  With Mom Corps YOU, all webinars are free to you (and recorded for you to watch for up to 30 days after) with your membership!

Are you ready to re-enter the work force if you have to?

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