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I want to work again, help please!

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monkeyblonde Wed 25-Nov-15 16:30:26

Hi all, after 2 years out of work (although I was on mat leave until the end of Feb this year) I need to get back into working. I ideally want to work for myself, I've seriously considered becoming a virtual assistant as I do not want my children to be without a parent during school holidays, after school etc.

I am not silly, I've got a degree and worked for a blue chip company for 14+years until I left after my mat leave, in a relatively senior head office sales position. I have experience in project management, sales, marketing and working with other large multinationals and blue chip organisations.

I'm sure that there must be some mothers (and dads?) who've been in my position. Please give me your honest advice and experiences as to the kind of things I could do.

I don't want to do any selling from home, not my thing at all. Happy to get some training, thinking maybe along the lines of accountancy, bookkeeping? Also, how to gauge business requirement? If anyone can suggest any other online forums or networking groups I'd really appreciate it.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Bumble2508 Thu 26-Nov-15 09:50:46

I have a couple of friends that are stay at home mums and work from home. U said that u dont want to sell I know of 1 job that is kinda not selling lol. My friend advertises things on fb and other sites and when the orders come in she sends them to another woman and gets commission on how many orders she gets and the other woman sends the orders out and takes payment. Its worth looking on fb as alot of people are setting up their own buisnesses and are looking for help to get orders in. I dont think its mega money but may be a start to get some money in while u decide what you want to do or if u want to train etc

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