There was an article in one of the Sunday papers recently entitled “Dressed for Success in Times of Recession”. Did anyone see it ? How true that comment is.
The perennial problem that faces the working mum-to-be should now be addressed by all other members of the work force as a priority. While there are various retailers offering office clothing for the rest of the work force, maternity office wear is still supplied by few retailers. As the recession bites and redundancy numbers are growing, the last thing any new mum wants to be is worrying about her job still being available when she plans to return to work at the end of her maternity leave. You need to be able to enjoy that special time with your new baby before the grind re-starts.
Presenting yourself properly at work, creates not only an impression of you while you are pregnant and still in the office, but if done properly, it creates a lasting impression that will be at the forefront of minds should your name be considered for redundancy at any stage.
Look professional. Look efficient and effective and do everything you can to ensure your job is still there at the end of your maternity leave.