Post # 1
I am in a line of work which I don’t feel is for me..I feel like I’m crap at it too.
A job has come up in another line of work (who I’ve worked for as a freelancer)..I asked them last week if they had any positions and said I am interested in working for them. The coordinator said they might have a maternity post coming up….she’s just emailed me saying ‘please send me your CV’
Would you change careers for maternity cover??
Post # 2
Sometimes it can be a good way to get a foot in the door.
Post # 3
how long is the leave? If you’re in the US and it’s only a few weeks and you don’t have a large savings cushion then it might be risky. But if you do have a large savings cushion you can go for it and secretly hope she decides to be a Stay-At-Home Mom lol. If you’re somewhere that has 6-12 month maternity leave then I think it would be great experience.
Post # 4
More details, please.
How long is the expected maternity leave? Is the pay similar or more than you make now? What is the commute like? Do you have a financial cusion in case you don’t find another job after the temp position?
I’d send in your CV with a nice, brief cover letter; it doesn’t hurt to express your interest in this company/position and get your foot in the door. You’re not commiting to anything by send in your CV. There’s literally nothing to lose. Good luck!!
Post # 5
Are you in the UK? If the post was for a year or longer I definitely would. It’s a great way to get into the field or a specific company.
Post # 6
No. I did it once and when she came back, I was out. The experience didn’t help my career at all.
Post # 7
I do it every year as a teacher basically