Transcript for Experts offer tips to help moms get back into the workforce
So many mothers stepping back from their careers to care for their families and help teach their kids during the pandemic. Now the expert tips that helped one pom get back to work, Rebecca Jarvis has the story. Reporter: When Erica lost her job in December, the mom-to-be immediately began to search for her next role when the unimaginable struck. I had a lot of companies that I was talking and then covid hit. Reporter: The opportunities paused or gone, Erica had to reassess. I was six months pregnant. So for me I was really trying top my head around probably not being able to find a job until after my baby was born. Reporter: What Erica found was the mom project. A free online talent marketplace that connects mothers with work opportunities at major companies like apple, Google and Facebook. Women have absolutely been more impacted by this downturn. There's an economic reason for that women have been more exposed and in sectors of like retail and hospitality that have suffered the greatest playoffs. I received a call from the recruiter I was working with at the mom project about a role at a company doing live online classes and they had just started their search for a head of marketing. Reporter: They helped Erica score an interview that led to her current role. I actually ended up accepting my offer the day before my baby was born so I didn't actually start my job until after. I just think it's amazing I got hired at nine months' pregnant. Reporter: How did she relaunch her career? By following these tips. First up, consider project based We've seen across the country employers have certainly slowed down their full time hiring but we're seeing a big influx in the project based work so could be a possibility to get to a employer that could convert it to full time employment. Acknowledge your time away. Take credit for the time that you spent away from the paid workforce and you'll notice I said workforce because raising children, caring for aging parents is absolutely work. Reporter: And find a peer mentor. Know that you're not in this alone. Find somebody who is recently walked in your shoes and has successfully been able to navigate a return to work. For "Good morning America," Rebecca Jarvis, ABC news, new York. Some good advice for so many people who are finding themselves this that posit right now.
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