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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Mother’s Day is this Sunday and CareerBuilder.com is out with its annual review of how working moms are feeling.
The 2015 survey, that explores what it means to be both a full-time parent and a full-time employee, concluded that 78-percent of working moms, and 83-percent of working dads, believe they can be successful in their careers and as parents; i.e., ‘have it all.’
CareerBuilder spokeswoman Jennifer Grasz says 69-percent of employers think parenting skills are relevant experience in the corporate world. “Some of the qualities or experience that they see, you know that parents can provide, are patience number one; the ability to multi-task, time management, conflict management and conflict solving skills.”
When it comes to being “successful” four out of five working moms and dads say they’ve reached the goal by being able to provide for their families.
Grasz says, “We’re seeing people find more of that balance and part of that is influenced by companies providing programs and providing flexible work arrangements for parents.”
But it seems women are still torn. The survey found only 52-percent of working moms think they are equally successful in their jobs and as parents and an even smaller amount, 34-percent, feel that they are more successful as a parent.
Numbers also showed that working moms spend more time with their children each day than working dads. But despite 57-percent of working moms spending four or more hours with their children each day, the women were also more likely to feel that work has negatively affected their parenting.
But being a parent is something a lot of women want to tell potential employers about. The survey found that nearly one in 10 working moms has included parenting skills in their resume or cover letter.
Participants in the study include more than 2,000 employers and 464 working mothers and 340 working fathers with children 18 years old and younger who are living at home.
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