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Deciding to become a mom is a huge milestone in a woman's life.

However, something a lot of working women struggle with once they decide to become mothers is whether or not they will be offered paid maternity leave, and whether or not they should take it.

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Starting a family is a huge milestone in a person's life. It should be an exciting time -- after all, a new life is being brought into the world!

However, people in the workforce may feel the pressure when it comes to balancing their new families and their careers.

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If you’re in the middle of a job search, you probably have lots of well-meaning family members and friends giving you advice on how to find a job as fast as you can. Unfortunately, these people could be giving you TERRIBLE job search advice without even realizing it. Do you ever hear people telling you to be “open to any opportunity” that comes along? Or do they advise you to “take anything that’s available”? This might surprise you, but these are actually the WORST things you can do for your career. Here’s why… Back in the day, employers were looking for hardworking people who could do everything. They wanted generalists. So, if you could do something, even if you weren’t the best at it and even if it didn’t relate to the job you wanted, you would put that thing on your resume. While this might have been sought after years ago, it’s not what employers want anymore. Employers are looking for specialists in their fields. They want to know that the people they hire know everything there is to know about the thing they were hired to do. Unfortunately, there are still lots of professionals out there who still brand themselves as “Jack- or Jills-of-all-trades.” They can do it all. They know everything. They’re generalists. And employers aren’t impressed. That's why it's important to showcase your specialty. What specific problem do you solve? How? That's what you want to focus on during your job search. So, before you take Aunt Hilde’s (accidentally) terrible job search advice from 20 years ago, think about how job search is being done today. What are employers looking for NOW?

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Women have more career options than ever before and advancement in the workplace is guaranteed for those who work hard and are dedicated to their companies. Many women now are getting married later in life compared to a few decades ago in order to have established a promising career. Related: 7 Amazing Career Hacks For Working Moms However, there are those that cast doubts on a women’s ability to hold a successful career while building a family. Who is to say that a woman can't have a great career and a baby, too? It is most definitely possible to have it all in today's world. Here are top five reasons that having a baby won't ruin your career:

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