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Stay at home mom TRYING to get back to work...
So my husband and I moved to a new state because he accepted a great position at a TV Sports Company. When we moved I knew I wanted to take some time off because I worked in television too and we always worked 12-15 hr days. 6 months later, we bought a home and soon after I got the baby bug and got pregnant. My son is now a little over 2 and since he was 1 I have been trying to get back to work. I want to go back before having another baby and I would like to work fulltime again when the kids are in school. I have had several preliminary interviews/conversations with recruiters from my husbands company because ideally I would fit in well there. The first recruiter was very young, single...no kids probably either because she was very condescending when we spoke..."Oh cute, so you think you can just work here because your husband works here even though you haven't worked in 3 years?" That's not exactly what she said but she definitely wasn't any help. I recently spoke to another recruiter from the same company and thank God she was a mom, but again, nothing came from it. Not to sound negative but I know I haven't gotten any luck because I have a gap in my resume. Nobody is exactly looking for a stay at home mom who hasn't worked in a while either and I realize that. And I also know they're not gonna flat out say they're not hiring me because I have a gap in my resume either or that I am a mom. I don't have family at all anywhere near here so I can't just take a volunteer position or a part time job during the week. Well, I applied to Carter's (the kid clothing store) so I can just work on the weekends for a little extra money and I don't have to worry about daycare since my husband is home on weekends. 2 days later, I got a rejection email from Carter's! I mean really? I have 7 years experience of media/communications experience and I'm a mom! So now I'm not qualified for these jobs either? Doesn't make sense! I have a regret not working right when we moved but I certainly don't regret being a stay at home mom either! My son and I have had the best 2 years and are always exploring our new state. Is anyone in a similar situation? My husband and I are seriously working on relocating hoping it'll change my luck even though he has a great job. I come from a working family and I can't imagine not going back. This isn't a discussion of me being bored with being a mom or anything like that. More so a conversation of how to prepare to go back to work fulltime if nobody is giving me a chance! My husband and I are planning on getting pregnant with our next one next summer so we have a little more time to look for a job for me/new job for him. Any advice would help.