Renovo have supported many women return to work, whether after raising a family, a period of unemployment, or as part of a career transition resulting from redundancy or other workforce change. As experts in career transition, we know that breaks from work can offer the opportunity to pursue a career that gives flexibility desired whilst meeting current priorities. It can also offer the ability to re-train, become self-employed business or return to a new role within the same field. Here we offer some advice to help kick start your return to work.
When you are unclear about what your options are, start by evaluating your current priorities and undertake some research. There are a number of ways you can conduct research and explore what qualifications, training and experience may be required in today’s job market.
Networking is one of the most successful ways to find opportunities. As well as your current network, think about building a new network:
Some industries and sectors have a return to work programme. A returner programme offers the opportunity for employers to access a largely untapped pool of senior and experienced professionals who have taken an extended career break and are keen to get back to their profession.
To access the full list of organisations, visit https://wrpn.womenreturners.com/returnships/
Another popular option is exploring self-employment. Establishing your own business may allow you to fit work around your family or any other responsibilities.
Talk to people who have already chosen this option and ask for advice; they will be able to give you tips and tell you how they pursued their interests or if they had to retrain. You can read more of Renovo’s advice on turning your hobby into employment here.
Renovo is one of the UK’s leading providers of outplacement and career transition support. We work with both organisations and individuals to support all their career transition requirements. If you would like to understand how Renovo can help you, please call 0800 612 2011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org