Women working to return to work | Warwick Business School

Rebecca Gallagher, return to work, Warwick Business School“The Strategic Leadership Diploma has given me confidence and some great tools for my leadership style.”

Former Executive Diploma student, Rebecca Gallagher, tells us about her experience of returning to work and how the Strategic Leadership Diploma helped her to re-engage with professionals and secure a new role.

Returning to work after spending time at home looking after a growing family is exciting, but it can be a little daunting. With greater competition in the workplace, it can feel like your voice is too quiet to be heard. It can be difficult to know where to start or how you will be received by potential employers.

When I decided it was time to go back to work, as my children approached secondary school age, I was optimistic and hopeful that my skills would be valued. However, despite applying for a wide range of roles at various levels within my experience bank, I couldn’t seem to get an interview. I felt irrelevant and that my CV was old fashioned. Having had a great career before children I was determined not to be relegated and I was convinced I would be able to add value. I really believed that I have a great deal to offer and although I am not in my 20’s, I have loads of life experience and now the freedom to work and develop my career without interruption.


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