Here's an email I recently received from a reader:
I am a 50 year old woman who has been at home raising a family. For a lot of reasons it is time for me to begin working outside the home again.
I became a stay-at-home-mom in 2001 and have not looked for a job since 1992. My focus has been raising my daughter and volunteering in my community, not growing my career. While I have a college degree, a variety of skills that I believe are marketable, and confidence that I am employable, I feel overwhelmed and am not entirely sure where to start.
Have any of your readers been where I am? What would be some good first steps, and what are the pitfalls to look out for?
What's your advice for her?