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Re-entering the Workforce

Re-entering the Workforce

Both daunting challenges and exciting opportunities exist for many in our community who have recently re-entered the workforce after an extended absence. While the venues and reasons for returning to work vary greatly, the common thread seems to be in fulfilling personal interests and finding a working strategy to maintain familial balance.

Connecting through social media, attending college classes, capturing volunteer experiences, and networking with current and former peers are all great avenues to explore and capitalize on when contemplating such an enormous life change. Challenges with resumes, finding areas of interest, and balancing family life become manageable through resources offered within the community and by connecting with others.

To read more, pick up a copy of the August 2015 issue at any of these locations, or view the digital archive copy here.

Vivian Mattila Walikainen is blessed with a husband of 25 years, six children and three grandchildren who keep her learning, growing, and slightly off-balance. She lives in Battle Ground and recently earned a bachelor's degree in human development from Warner Pacific College.

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