RULE # 7The Best Way to Reenter the Job Market Is to Never Leave It

LET’S FACE IT: in the job market, women are different. This is not an admission of failure in the battle for equal pay and a more just society. Yet the truth is that the road to career success for professional women remains more complicated and more difficult than it is for men. This observation has two important consequences. First, changes in the rules for finding white-collar employment play out differently for women. Second, failure to take these differences into consideration can have disastrous consequences.

The difference in job situations for men and women was driven home dramatically by Allison O’Kelly, founder and CEO of Mom Corps, a staffing company designed to help ...

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