Getting Back to work after a Career Break what could be the pro's and con's?

An individual has career break due to personal reasons does that affect their professional career and growth?

what could be your opinions and advice for them to foresee their future positively?

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Thanks Juliet.

Positive things:

1) They're still alive.

2) They won't have to worry about trying for a regular job with a major corporation at the same level of pay they had before unless they're some Marissa Meyer-type, POSSIBLY.

3) They'll be able to explore the worlds of PT and/or free-lance employment.

Good, in-demand, "up-the-corporate-ladder" employees don't HAVE personal lives and don't take breaks from employment....

:(

Thanks Keith that was informative.

I believe one shouldn't end up having low self-esteem but should keep trying and upgrading their skills set so that they pursue their dreams to be where they ought to be.

Keith D. Halperin said:

Thanks Juliet.

Positive things:

1) They're still alive.

2) They won't have to worry about trying for a regular job with a major corporation at the same level of pay they had before unless they're some Marissa Meyer-type, POSSIBLY.

3) They'll be able to explore the worlds of PT and/or free-lance employment.

Good, in-demand, "up-the-corporate-ladder" employees don't HAVE personal lives and don't take breaks from employment....

:(

You're very welcome, Juliet.

If someone who has taken a break and also gone for a(n) (advanced) relevant degree, meaningful certification, demonstrable skills, etc. that can make a positive difference.

Meanwhile as our friends at Despair.com say:

You aren't being paid to believe in the power of your dreams.

Get To Work

You aren't being paid to believe in the power of your dreams.

Must of this answer is in how you handle it, or present your self.  If you are apologetic about your absence, the client will sense that as well, questioning your ability to re-acclimate to the workforce.  If you are confident that the absence isn't an issue, it more than likely won't be for the client, either.  

Providing it wasn't for a long period of time.

If it was for an extended period of time (more than three years), it would be good to show what you have done to maintain your skills (refresher course in software, classes toward a degree, volunteer work, caring for an elderly relative for example can include managing finances, working with health care professionals, etc. all which can be used to your advantage if it's relative to your background/skill set).

You mentioned 'personal reasons' as the reason for being out of the workforce.  It would be good to be able to explain those reasons, because I am sure there will be questions.  This can be tricky, so be prepared with your answer.

Hope this helps!

Thanks Keith and Linda to have taken time out to answer my question, felt encouraged and motivated. I attended an HR Lead interview yesterday after my break hoping things do come out positive.

:)

You're very welcome., Linda. It's clear you have a strong drive to go forward, and that's often the deciding factor.

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