Everything is possible irrespectively of the length of the career break, but there’s a strategy and methodology to getting back into the active workforce.
Career reentry expert Carol Fishman Cohen shares her own and her clients’ journey like “You are going to have a lot of conversations that don’t go anywhere. Expect that, and don’t be discouraged by it. There will be a handful that ultimately lead to a job opportunity.”
Carol also discusses the two main concerns employers have concerns so-called “relaunchers”:
1) That they are technologically obsolete
2) To quote “The second area of concern that employers have about relaunchers is they’re worried that relaunchers don’t know what they want to do. I tell relaunchers that they need to do the hard work to figure out whether their interests and skills have changed or have not changed while they have been on career break. That’s not the employer’s job. It’s the relauncher’s responsibility to demonstrate to the employer where they can add the most value.”
Carol then shares her idea on what some have referred to as the 40- or 50-year-old intern. To watch the full speech, click here.
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