7 myths about going back to work after a break shattered!

  • Namrata Harish
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  • Back to Work, Career Development, Women-friendly Companies, Working Women
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  • 27 May 2019

Going back to work after a break or a sabbatical can be an exciting time for some, but frightening for many others. The decision on when to get back to work depends on a range of factors, and it is up to you to choose the right time to make the transition. However, hesitating to take the plunge for fear of failure or guilt — especially in mothers — is a disservice to yourself.

Women going on maternity leave form the largest group of those taking a career break, followed by women who take longer breaks after marriage, to relocate or care for the elderly. These can last up to 15 years.

Working mothers feel sharp guilt of being away from their children for long periods of time. However, studies have shown that there is no direct correlation between the amount of time mothers spend with their kids and how well they fare in the future. Case studies by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK show that most women are encouraged to return to their previous posts and ask for help when they need it.

So, the factors stopping you from beginning that job search or returning to work are nothing more than misconceptions. We shatter 7 myths about going back to work:

Now that you know how to get back to work after a career break, what’s stopping you? Women-friendly companies are looking for experienced and qualified women professionals like you. Apply now or check out JobsForHer’s blog for more inspiration on returning to work after a gap.

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