How To Get Back Into The Job Market
Getting back into the workforce after an absence can seem like a daunting challenge, but with just a few tips and a sensible plan of action, finding an opening after being away from the workforce for a while can be achievable.
Here are just a few ideas to help you:
Employers don’t like gaps on your resume – consider doing some volunteer work, or upskilling; maybe do a short course to make sure your skills are current.
Grow your network – the more people you know, the more likelihood of somebody knowing of a job that may be suitable for you.
Update your resume so it’s modern and current – make sure to include any achievements that have benefited previous employers.
Research companies you would like to work for – the more you know about them, the more compelling your application can be.
Upload a LinkedIn profile – more and more recruiters and employers are going to this site rather than paying for advertising.
Talk to friends about their workplaces – you will learn a lot about where you would love to get a job, and what to stay away from.