Maternity leave is an intensive skills development bootcamp - what skills did you learn?

Updated: Sep 30

Make sure that when you return to work, prepare for an interview or personal development conversation you are able to articulate the skills you have developed whilst you are away, with confidence.

Motherhood will have given you a new set of transferable skills that can be applied to the workplace read on to feel supercharged and ready to conquer the corporate world!


A skill set is a combination of abilities, qualities and experiences you can apply to perform tasks well. These can include soft skills such as patience, organisation and leadership as well as technical skills such as research, computer programming, accounting, writing and more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀

Skills are developed when you are exposed to new experiences – which parental leave has in abundance. So it is likely that your skills have developed at a faster rate than someone who has been at work the whole time.

Remembering to recognise the skills that are developed outside of work helps to change the narrative that nothing productive happens outside of the workplace.