Planning to return to work after a break? Going back to work after a long break can seem very intimidating. But there is no reason why you can’t restart your career if you are ready. Boost up your confidence and return to being a working woman with these tips.
Making the decision to go back to work is not an easy one. You will have to think about time management, after school care, house management, etc. Make a plan for everything and be prepared to start when the opportunity arises. You might also want to brush up on your communication and presentation skills.
Consider your abilities
Returning to work after a long break may seem daunting. You might even be confused about where to start and what to do. Instead of beginning by updating your resume, take time to reflect on your skills and abilities. Think about the projects in the past which you loved doing successfully. This reflection will help you to decide the career path you should choose.
Opt for a tech course
Once you have decided upon your career path take some time to update your tech and job skills. The more you are up to date with new job related tools and technology the more your chances of landing a job. Look out for programs or workshops conducted by companies or institutes and join one to get all the additional knowledge.
Be ready to acclimatize
Your new job environment may be completely different from the one you left. Never expect to start from where you stopped. The job you left a few years ago may now require a completely different set of expertise and skills. This may mean reporting to a younger person, agreeing to do a smaller role or taking a part time position till you get the knowhow of the job. Be prepared to adjust and learn in such situations without feeling humiliated.
Support from others gives you the self confidence to carry out the transition from being a homemaker to a career woman with ease. Look out for other women who may be planning to rejoin work. Interact with them, share your concerns and help each other out to get back to work.