Build A Supportive Network
Create a network of backup caregivers who can take over while you go to work. Organize a schedule that fits everyone’s lives and your workday. Your network may include:
- Your partner or spouse
- Friends or neighbors
- Paid professional caregivers
Rejoin The Workforce During Or After Caregiving
If you left the workforce to become a caregiver full-time, a change in your caregiving role may give you the opportunity to restart your career. Here’s how to prepare for returning to the job market.
Update your resume. Include your caregiving experience. Caregiver skills may be valuable to employers, such as commitment, organization, and the ability to manage new challenges.
Learn new skills. Use time while caregiving to take online adult education courses. Develop new abilities while caregiving to prepare for new opportunities.
You can make caregiving and your career work together with smart scheduling. Find creative ways to keep that balance, and don’t forget to include time for yourself.