How to explain a career break to a potential employer

How to explain a career break to a potential employer

Career breaks have traditionally been viewed through a negative lens, anytime out of work could be seen as someone losing touch, their skills becoming outdated, and their value to a potential employer diminished.  

But is this really the case, do we stop using skills and gaining experience and knowledge when we take a career break?  Or is it rather that we have to find a way of helping people see the positive implications a career break can have?

And how do you explain a career break to a potential employer?  All key questions which we take a look at in this blog.

What phase of the career change journey are you in?

What phase of the career change journey are you in?

Are you ready for a career change, do you wonder if it could be the answer to your problems?  As a career coach, I have come to identify that there are different phases of readiness for a career change.  In the early days, we start by questioning if we need to consider making changes and then we progress through to knowing what we want but unsure of how to make it a reality.

In this blog, we take a look at the different phases and uncover some of the questions you may be trying to work through and one step you can take to help you.

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