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Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave

Are you looking to return to work after being on maternity leave?

Regardless of how long you have been off for maternity leave, getting back in to work can be difficult. During your time out of work your job goals and work life balance may have changed.

Here are some top tips to help you transition from your maternity leave back in to work.

  1. Be Prepared

No doubt many things will have changed since you left for maternity leave, so be prepared for an influx of new information.

Prepare for a new routine – organisation is key, make a to do list to ensure you can cover all tasks including your home, work and new baby.

  1. Childcare?

Are you thinking about childcare? If you are then make sure you research as much as you can and find someone you can trust. Finding the right person will ensure peace of mind and reduce your stress at work allowing you fully concentrate.

  1. Be Confident

Yes you have had some time off work but that doesn’t mean you have lost your skills or experience. Be confident in your ability! There may be an adjustment period once you start but have patience and everything will fall in to place.

  1. Ask For Flexible Hours

Ask your employer if you can work flexible hours. This does not mean working part time but adjusting your hours and days into a schedule that suits you and your family.

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