Flexjobs surveyed over 900 Stay at Home (SAH) parents about their decision to return to work. 58% of SAH parents surveyed took more time away from work than they expected. What obstacles did they face to return?
The study found their barriers were:
Don’t want or can’t be in an office full-time: 59%
Don’t know how to find a job that fits my life: 54%
Don’t know what I want to do for work: 36%
Don’t know where to begin: 34%
Don’t have networking contacts/stayed in contact with them: 33%
Not sure how to balance career and family: 31%
Need an updated or new resume: 30%
Don’t want to go back to the same career: 27%
Lack of confidence: 25%
The local job market isn’t great: 22%
Haven’t kept up my skills: 23%
Need guidance or coaching: 19%
Commuting to work is prohibitive: 17%
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