Embrace the gap.

By Samantha Zabell
May 11, 2016

It’s no surprise that women sometimes opt out of the workplace to take care of their families. According to a study from the Pew Research Center, 10 percent of highly educated mothers (with a Master’s degree or higher) are staying at home with their families. A 2014 survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 49 percent homemakers (often women) would be much more likely to work if they could work from home, and 31 percent would be much more likely to work if their job included childcare. Of course, those aren’t the only factors—often, women choose to stay at home because they don’t feel they have enough opportunities for growth at their current company (compared to their male counterparts).

While many remain stay-at-home moms, an estimated three million women are looking to reenter the workforce, according to Jennifer Gefsky, a co-founder of Après, a newly launched digital recruiting platform for women heading back to work. For these women, heading into an interview or crafting a resume can be an intimidating experience. We spoke to Gefsky and Fox Business Network anchor Cheryl Casone, author of The Comeback, about how women can confidently sell their skills, embrace the gap, and land the job. 

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