Fast forward a few years, and exactly the opposite was true. The way to be patriotic was to stay home, raise children, and buy the appliances sold to you on television.
It's interesting how we've come full circle. Once again, though the recession is barely over, a labor shortage is imminent. Baby boomers are retiring. Education is not keeping up with employment demand.
So, yet again, employers are recruiting women. They're tracking down new mothers who left work a few years ago and offering them a chance to come back. They're giving returning moms more flexibility and allowing them adjustment periods to ease the transition from full-time family life back into the working world.
It makes sense. These are often smart women who understand the business. They have plenty of talent and don't require as much training as a new employee might.
I'd love to work for a company that was willing to accommodate the other demands in my life.
So, if you were considering going back to work after a leave of absence, how could a recruiter win you over?