Why is it so hard to find a job after giving a birth?

May 16, 2013 4:20am CST
In group to take good care of my baby, I quited my job when I was pregnancy. Her grandparents has both gone, so I need to look after her by myself. Now my mum can do it for me and I can look for a job. However, things have been changed a lot. I sent so many emails but not even one reply me back. What can I do now? Why don't they even give me a chance ? I'm really eager to be back to work afer such a long rest. And I'm still young. I do not want to just stay at home, looking after the baby, although I love her so much. There are so many mothers working in the office and many of them are maverlous. I don't understand why I can't do it......
2 responses
• United States
24 Aug 13
I think the job market is tough right now for everyone, not just people who have just given birth :(. Keep doing what you're doing, and submit your resume every chance you get! Hopefully something will come along. Have you thought of offering child care in your home? This way, you could potentially stay with your new bundle of joy while making an income. Just a thought. Good luck to you! I am in the job market myself.
@prasanta (1948)
• India
16 May 13
From the recruiters point of view: First of all almost 1 year gap must be there because of pregnancy. Secondly, people junior to you are available at a cheaper rate. Thirdly, with a little child, you may meet many occasions when you need to go early, come late, take leaves.... all of those may affect an organisation's productivity, which is unbearable in this time of fierce competition and financial crisis. But you will definitely get a job once this period is over.