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Product Details

  • Series: Capital Ideas for Business & Personal Development
  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Capital Books (February 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933102683
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933102689
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.3 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,152,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Creative Ways to Combine Work & Family … Sharon Reed Abboud, author of All Moms Work: Short-Term Career Strategies for Long-Range Success, writes about what US News calls "the new mommy track," or the trend towards mothers finding creative ways of combining work and family after their children are born. Abboud says telecommuting, freelancing, and owning your own business are all ways to make it possible.”

It's possible to have a flawless resume, a great work history and a great attitude, but still blow the job interview. Subconscious, nonverbal gestures might be sending the wrong signals to a prospective employer. All Moms Work: Short-Term Career Strategies for Long-Range Success (Capital Books, $15.95) by Sharon Reed Abboud offers eight suggestions on how to project positive body language.”

“10 Ways to Make the Most of an Informational Interview…6. When job seekers go on informational interviews, they should request referrals from the interviewer for additional people who may be willing to meet with them. Then, they should meet with those people and request additional referrals. It is not a waste of time. Even if they do not receive a job tip, the job seeker's network will expand outwards like a web," reveals Sharon Reed Abboud, a career strategist and author of All Moms Work: Short-Term Career Strategies for Long-Range Success.”

“Sharon Reed Abboud of Ashburn is the author of the new book, "All Moms Work, Short-Term Career Strategies for Long-Range Success," which was published by Loudoun-based Capital Books in April 2009. …In this e-mail interview, Abboud discusses her career decisions and why she decided to write a book about back-to-work options for moms.”

You can also take courses online or at your local community college. Sharon Reed Abboud, author of "All Moms Work: Short-Term Career Strategies for Long-Range Success," points out the importance of being tech savvy. ‘Be sure to get up to date with technology (including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and any certifications or re-certifications that are required for your industry.

About the Author

SHARON REED ABBOUD is a writer specializing in career issues and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW). She has written articles about careers and higher education for QuintessentialCareers.com, the Washington Post Express, Succeed Magazine, Back2College.com, and others. Her online articles have been linked by many sites of interest to career seekers. Sharon also answers questions as a career-planning expert for www.AllExperts.com and was an academic advisor and a career specialist at the American University, in Washington, D.C. Born in New York City, Sharon lives in Northern Virginia with her husband Roger and four children. Sharon is a stay-at-home career mother—she balances raising her children with being a full-time writer.

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All Moms Work: Short-term Career Strategies for Long-range Success (Capital Ideas for Business & Personal Development)

Sharon Reed Abboud's book "All Moms Work" is written for any and all moms. Sharon provides very specific information and strategies that any mom can use to keep her career on track. Whether you are now working, are a stay-at-home mom, or hope to re-enter the workforce, Sharon's book provides valuable tips and tools to moms with career goals. Sharon provides a variety of resources as well as real-life stories that any mom can relate to. I personally found tips that will help me stay focused in my career while not losing focus on my family. Thank you Sharon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen P. Hughes on May 27, 2009
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ALL MOMS WORK does just what it's subtitle suggests: It offers short-term career strategies for long-rang success! And that's what any career-minded mother needs who decides to make raising her children her first priority. The book suggests ways to keep your resume fresh, earn money through part-time jobs, and/or study for a new career while being a parent. What I really liked was its nonjudgmental attitude and its realistic career strategies because, let's face it, most mothers will return to work when necessity or timing is right. Sharon Reed Abboud is obviously a mother who is a skilled career strategist and a knowledgeable friend.
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While this book is primarily targeted to transitioning mothers, it has a comprehensive set of approaches to re-entering the workforce depending on your personal situation and needs.

There is something for everyone here, and I have donated my copy to the lending library of our church's "Career Connect" ministry that supports people in career transition.
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By Ursula Dombrowski on February 12, 2010
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Very helpful info. with so many tips in a variety of areas. Highly reccomended, I've already passed this book to my friend. Happy with my choice of purchase.
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