New hardcover and DJ. No remainder mark. Gift quality. ; 1.1 x 8.27 x 5.59
Inches; 272 pages; Millions of educated, professional women are quitting
their jobs to stay home and raise their children.
That would never
be you, right? You worked hard for your degree and even harder to get to
this point in your career. Quitting now, even for a few years, would kill
your career. Right?
That’s what Monica Samuels thought when
she found out she was pregnant and boy, was she wrong. Once you have a
baby, your life changes in ways you’d never imagine. Some of your
friends and family members may think you’ve gone a little
crazy—crazy enough to leave a salary and paid vacations to stay home
with your child. Before you go storming into your boss’s office to
announce your departure, read this book. There’s more to quitting
than saying the words. There’s strategy involved.
percent of professional women who leave work to raise children want to go
back into the workforce someday. If you even think you might want to go
back to work, be it in one year or twenty, you need to lay the groundwork
now for a successful reentry or your options will be limited. If you do a
little planning, you can reposition yourself professionally and have the
choice to one day get back on the same career track, shift gears,
accelerate, or change careers entirely. And, if you’ve already been
out of the workplace for several years and never thought you’d go
back, you’ll learn about the best strategies and resources for
jumping back in.
Comeback Moms is a practical, commonsense
approach to career planning for all mothers. Monica Samuels and J.C.
Conklin examine every conceivable angle and obstacle to help you make the
best decisions possible before leaving your job, during your time at home,
and once you decide to return to work. They offer advice on how to keep
one foot in the professional pool, when and if it’s best to go back
to school, setting realistic expectations when re-entering an old career,
helping your children adjust when you do go back, and on the logistics of
rebalancing marital power when a spouse leaves or re-enters the work
force. It's all here in an invaluable guide for every woman who wants it
"Proving once again that there is no one-size-fits-all
approach in women's lives, Monica Samuels and J.C. Conklin's insightful
book reveals to us the delicate and complex balance of family, power, and
career. A must-read for both women and men seeking to manage career and
-Representative Dianne White Delisi