For moms without a job outside the home, the idea of going back into the career force can be daunting. Some employers don't look well on the gap in employment, and sometimes it's hard for mothers to classify their parenting skills into workplace traits. Those are the problems that the book Moms for Hire: 8 Steps to Kickstart Your Next Career aims to solve. I recently had a chance to review the book, which is part how-to and part workbook.
The advice is honest, from experienced moms. It has quite a few exercises to help moms transition into a new type of work, to turn their talents and passions into employment, to find the time to juggle during the transition. There are also real-life stories to help ease concerns.
Deborah Jelin Newmyer is
a film and television producer who worked at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin
Entertainment for twelve years. As a studio executive, Newmyer developed
films such as Jurassic Park, The Color Purple, Goonies, Schindler’s List, and The Bridges of Madison County.
In 2006, Newmyer inherited Outlaw Productions from her late husband,
Bobby Newmyer, and currently is a freelance film and television producer
with Sony Pictures Entertainment. She resides in Los Angeles,