Restarting a Career Post-Divorce: 5 Ways Your Old Jewelry Can Help

restarting a career post divorce
Worthy Staff

By Worthy Staff | Apr 10th, 2022

Finding the right balance between financial stability and professional fulfillment is one of the biggest challenges a single mom can face. When the roller coaster of divorce is only a bitter memory, and you find yourself wondering what’s next for your professional career, try to think of small changes that can make a big impact.

We’ve learned from our clients that selling your old engagement ring can make your life easier in so many ways. And helping you re-launch your career and re-enter the workforce after divorce is one of them. Keep reading to see how!

If job searches are already stressful for everyone, they are even more in the midst of a divorce. While experts advise taking the search as a job itself, in real life this can be a little challenging when you’re short of money (hello, lawyer fees). And on top of that, most lawyers will advise you that you should be working when the legal process begins since it can have positive effects on the outcome. 

Selling your old unworn diamond jewelry can help you have extra cash while restarting your professional career. Apart from bringing stability to your finances, it’s the perfect excuse to get rid of stuff that reminds you of a stage of your life you’re starting to leave behind.

2. Dress for Success

It might sound like a frivolity, but updating your closet might help you find a job in more ways than you think. And your best ally might be right there, sitting in your jewelry box. We’re not saying that spending thousands of dollars on your favorite department store will magically get you a job. But if you want to increase your chances with your potential employers, you might want to wear clothes that say ‘powerful woman’. One way to fund that is to sell that diamond ring, and use some of the money to dress like the smart, independent woman you are.

3. Gain New Skills

Or update your existing ones. Today more than ever, disciplines and techniques change and evolve at an amazing speed. So even if you only spent a couple of years out of the workforce, you might discover that — no matter how incredibly smart and talented you still are — some of your skills might be out of date. You might as well discover that you want to gain new talents. Selling your old diamond ring can help you pay for the course, workshop or certificate program that will get you ready to be back in business.

4. Do Some Serious Networking

Networking is crucial for finding the job of your dreams, especially if you’ve spent the last years out of the workforce. If you want to take your networking game to the next level, you might want to sign up for events and conferences related to your field, and even upgrade your Linkedin account. While these small expenses add up, be sure that all networking efforts will pay off in the long run. And luckily, your old diamond jewelry can help you pay for them.

For more tips on networking and how to get your foot in the door for the right jobs, listen to our podcast with Path Forward founder Tami Forman who is helping women across the country create new careers for themselves after taking time off to for their families.

5. Create Your Own Job

Your next career move can be a blank page: starting your own design agency, consulting firm, yoga studio, flower shop, photography business, or [write your dream business here]. Yes, this might sound like a crazy unrealistic fantasy at this exact moment in your life. But actually, divorce can be one of the most empowering moments in a woman’s life. Be sure to check out this infographic for 10 things to remember when building your own business after divorce. And what better way to work towards your financial independence than doing what you truly love? Selling your diamond jewelry for a fair price will give you the funds you need to finally open your own business.

Every day Worthy, we help women get a fresh start by selling their diamond rings and finance their life joys. Through our competitive auction platform, we get you the best price the market can offer. Get more for your diamond ring today!

Worthy Staff

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