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Going Back

I am facing a scary reality.  I am finally going back into the workforce after being out of it for over 20 years.  I am a stay at home mom and devoted my time to my kids and raising them  Now that they are older and on their own, I decided to re enter the work place.  I am finding it very hard as alot of places will not hire someone at my age who has not had a job in such a long time.

Has anyone else experience this and how did they get back in.  I cannot really aford to go to school which I wish I could.  I feel so lost and alone because I'm scared I will not be able to find work.  I do not want to give up but my days are bleak as I continue to search for work but am not having any luck.

Optimisticgirl Optimisticgirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2007

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Thanks worldleader I will try that

Thanks for the confidence...will give it a try and let you know

I would say dont give up! i dont understand, i would think you are at a perfect age, lots of life experience, raised your children etc and now looking at at least 20 years hard labour :) <br />
Depends what you are looking for i suppose. Life moves on very quickly these days, scarily so.<br />
Maybe you need to emphasise you assets to any prospective employers, no, i dont mean a push up bra! lol<br />
Have you an idea what you'd like to do? are you hoping to return to a similar type of work you had before you were raising your children?<br />
Anyway, isnt 40 the new 20? <br />
Think about yourself as your best friend, what have you got to offer, i bet theres loads, and confidence speaks volumes.<br />
Blow your trumpet girl x