The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (1978) clearly states that no pregnant woman should ever be discriminated when it comes to jobs. This should work well in your favor if you are a pregnant woman and if you are at the crossroads of life looking for a job. In the case of pregnant single mothers, the ordeal of getting a job becomes even more important especially if you have tight financial conditions. This article provides you with some helpful tips that can help you as a pregnant woman in getting a prospective job.
- Focusing on your skill set – Though no employer has the right to discriminate you on the basis of pregnancy, it is still important for you to convince him/her about why you are right and perfect for the job. Include all the major job skills that you have along with your experience accounts in the resume so that your employer would get to know your exact credentials. State very clearly and confidently about your acquaintance with the trends and developments in the industry.
- The ‘energy efficient’ jobs – Irrespective of the number of months of pregnancy, it is important to sustain your energy levels and look for jobs that will not leave you tired and exhausted at the end of the day. Never go for jobs that are associated with physical labor. Jobs such as telemarketing, computer oriented, web designing and freelance work would work well in your advantage.
- Online job search – Posting your resume on online job portal websites is probably the best way to attract jobs. You need to remember here that making your resume keyword friendly is very important. Establish networking relationships with your past employers, friends and family members in order to remain connected with the job industry.
Being a pregnant woman, it is strongly advised that you take a lot of rest and not involve in menial arguments or strenuous work. Go for jobs that are suited for your comfort.