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Friday, May 4, 2012 - 1:45pm

WORKING: Searching While Expecting

Updated: 5 years ago.
Brandon Smith says it’s best not to take any time off when you first start a new job, no matter the reason. For expectant mothers in the job market, he says it helps to have a plan for your time away that you can share with a potential employer. (Photo Courtesy of Noel Abejo via stock.xchng.)

Looking for a job is no easy task, and when you’re about to have a baby, things only get more complicated.

Our career expert Brandon Smith occasionally answers questions from listeners and blog readers. This week, whether it makes sense to search for work when you (or your partner) is a few months away from giving birth.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at And while you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.