Career Break: Returning to Work?

Returning to work after a career break is rarely easy. Whatever your reasons for taking a break here are some top tips to support you.

Volunteering is also a good way to ease your way back into the working environment. If you are claiming benefits, make sure you check to see if there are any limitations on what you can do.

Update your  CV and be prepared to give a brief explanation for your break.

Create a LinkedIn profile but make sure you are happy for employers to be able to see your online profile.

Before applying for jobs research the organisation to make sure they can meet your needs.


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