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How to get previous job back after Baby?

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Isntthatalwaystheway Mon 04-Mar-19 17:18:52

Before falling pregnant I had my Dream Job, Baby was a Surprise as I had just accepted a Promotion. The Company were supportive enough, there was no pressure for a return date just to keep in touch during Maternity leave. I Had a rocky first year with DC so decided it wasn't suitable to return to that position, handed in my notice on good terms and took a part time role elsewhere.
DC is now in Nursery and I feel ready to take on a more challenging role, I would love to return to my pre- pregnancy company but not sure how to initiate contact. I have my previous Manager on Linkdin whom has viewed my profile over the past Week.
Any tips on how to initiate conversation with Her?

OneForTheRoadThen Mon 04-Mar-19 19:09:22

I'd just ask to be honest, something along the lines of you're looking for a similar role as the one you had and could she give you a shout if any suitable positions come up.

NotGenerationAlpha Mon 04-Mar-19 19:12:22

I would ask too. It may not be the dream role yet but you could also get back in the company and if you are known to be someone seeking a promotion she will remember you when the time comes.

I returned to a lesser role after a maternity leave but got promoted back after a year when another position at my previous level became available. The manager knew I would be keen and asked me when the person handed in notice.

Heyha Mon 04-Mar-19 19:13:44

I agree. Probably better to do it without capitalising random words though to maximise chance of a positive response.

Grinchly Mon 04-Mar-19 19:53:25

Unfortunately I think having Baby and then Leaving after being offered a Promotion may have been your Downfall.

Isntthatalwaystheway Mon 04-Mar-19 19:59:26

Thanks for the responses, guess I just need to be a bit braver and send a message! @Heyha Ha! Your comment is SO Mumsnet! I won't go into an explanation wink

Heyha Mon 04-Mar-19 20:22:28

It's so the English language as well.

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