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Re-entering the Workforce After a Long Break

February 8, 2018

Getting back to work after a break in your career can be quite daunting.  Here are a few tips that may help you with your job search:

Research roles and companies as they are continually evolving. They may have changed over the period that you have been off from work. Updating one’s resume is another good thing to do. Many times we feel that we have not done anything while we were on a break from work.  However, try to include projects, volunteer work, or classes you have taken during that time on your resume. Another important tip is Network, Network and Network! Make sure to go to events within your industry. The website suggests sites like Meetup or Eventbrite for such events. The website also gives tips for navigating networking events. Also make sure that your family and friends are in the loop about your intentions to enter the workforce again. Last but not least, keep abreast of all the changes that are taking place in your industry. Read relevant books, articles, videos, blogs, and other industry-relevant resources.

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To follow-up or not to follow up?

November 15, 2017

Looking for a job is stressful. Many applicants question whether to follow up or not after applying for a position. suggests some strategies to figure out the best way to do that.

  • Many employers have an automated system that will send a reply as soon as you have applied for a position. If you have not heard back within 24 hours of submission, it is worth calling in to find out the status of your application.
  • Following up on an application is one of the easiest ways to show prospective employers your interest in the job position. Sometimes tracking can be a good thing; however, be cautious to not seem desperate or inconsiderate.
  • It is always a good idea to send a thank you note or email to your interviewers.
  • A graceful follow up letter even when turned down can show your interest in the company and will keep your name on the hiring manager’s mind. It could pay off later down the line.

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