Work and family are often opposing forces that cause stress and conflict for parents. The demands of work spill over into family life, while personal responsibilities create hurdles in succeeding at your job. However, you can solve this problem—and this book can help.
The Parent’s Guide to Family-Friendly Work is a career guide to assist you in finding a job that allows a balance between work and family. The book will help you overcome the barriers you might face in your job search, understand flexible work options and supportive benefits, and learn strategies to search for and negotiate an arrangement that works for you and your family.
Written by a human resource management professional, this book provides advice with a clear understanding of the limitations and legal concerns of most employers. If you decide to forgo traditional employment, you’ll find here lots of creative ideas on work you can do on your own.
The Parent’s Guide to Family-Friendly Work will also show you how to:
• Target family-friendly careers and jobs.
• Improve your resume and assure potential employers of your future success.
• Evaluate the family-friendly claims of a potential employer.
• Negotiate an alternate work arrangement with your current employer.
• Keep your skills sharp if you choose to stay at home.
Packed with helpful tips, success stories, and resources, The Parent’s Guide to Family-Friendly Work is a must-have for any parent who wants to take control and find more family time.
Lori K. Long, Ph.D., SPHR is the president of LK Consulting, LLC, a human resource management consulting firm. Long holds a Ph.D. in business and has more than 15 years of experience in human resource management, career counseling, and business consulting. She lives with her husband, David, and their two children in Cleveland, Ohio
Table of Contents
- Title Page
- Copyright Page
- Table of Contents
Part I: Planning Your Future
- Chapter 1: What You Weren’t Told About “Having It All”
- Chapter 2: Preparing for Family-Friendly Work
- Chapter 3: The Resources You Need
- Chapter 4: The Value of Expertise
- Chapter 5: Knowing Your Rights
Part II: Understanding Your Options
- Chapter 6: The Family-Friendly Workplace
- Chapter 7: Characteristics of a Family-Friendly Job
- Chapter 8: Full-Time Work Options
- Chapter 9: Reduced-Schedule Work Options
- Chapter 10: Family-Friendly Benefits
- Chapter 11: The “Boss” Matters
Part III: Conducting Your Search
- Chapter 12: Networking for Success
- Chapter 13: Searching for Family-Friendly Work
- Chapter 14: Getting the Job
- Chapter 15: Asking for More Flexibility in Your Current Job
- Chapter 16: Writing and Delivering Your Proposal
Part IV: After Your Search
- Chapter 17: Making It Work Day to Day
- Chapter 18: Managing a Family-Friendly Career
- Chapter 19: Going It Alone
- Chapter 20: Staying Home—Staying Marketable
- About the Author
- Title: The Parent’s Guide to Family Friendly Work
- Release date: July 2007
- Publisher(s): Career Press
- ISBN: 9781564149442