how to interview while pregnant

Five Questions You Might Have If You’re Job Searching While Pregnant

In a country that doesn’t guarantee paid maternity leave, pregnant job searchers are left wondering how to navigate it all. Lisa shares communication strategies to handle interviewing while pregnant including this tip, “If the recruiter sees the bump, they’re going to make assumptions, and you could fall prey to someone’s biases. By speaking up, you may give yourself a chance to actively counter those.”

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5 Ways HR in Canada Is Different 

HR professionals on both sides of the border deal with similar issues, but a closer look reveals five key differences between the U.S. and Canada. In this Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Magazine article, Lisa discusses the differences in parental benefits, beginning with this: “In the United States, employees depend on their employers to provide substantial paid time off. In Canada, employees look to the government for assistance.”

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What companies can do to keep moms

Episode 178 of The New Family Podcast talks about how moms can negotiate better deals for themselves in the workplace. While we know that we are living in a time with more opportunity for women than ever before we can’t pretend that the playing field has entirely levelled.

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Boutique consultancy changes how the world works with working moms

Be The Next Her, a modern-day career blog dedicated for women, by women, unpacks how Lisa Durante’s communication expertise and personal experience being pregnant and a working mom in large companies led her to build her consulting brand dedicated to working moms.

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Why moms need to learn to let dads take the lead in parenting

Lisa Durante confronts her unfounded belief that, as the mom, she was predisposed to be the better parent. Now experience has shown her that this attitude is the basis for maternal gate-keeping, which is a massive barrier to the equal parenting moms need in order to thrive in their careers.

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Dear managers: You won’t retain female talent if you fail to offer this

Almost half of working mothers voluntarily leave the workforce at some point in their career. For too long, it’s been believed that women are leaving because they want to focus on their families. That’s simply not the case. Companies need to do a better job of supporting women. Here’s how.

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It’s time to lift the stigma on working dads

Dads have doubled the time they spend doing household chores and nearly tripled time spent with children. Yet, the stigma surrounding fully engaged fathers remains. In this Huffington Post article, Lisa looks at how dads can come out of the shadows and take more active roles at home.

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