How to Re-Enter the Job Market


For many of us, leaving a career so that you can focus on other aspects of your life is very much a reality. You may have spent time off from work so that you could help raise a family, or perhaps you needed to spend time on yourself and travel the world. The reason why you took a step back from your career doesn’t matter. You can always return to work, no matter the gap between now and your last job. It may take some time to do so, but if you have perseverance and are ready to send out your new CV, here are a few tips on how to re-enter the job market.

Know What You Want to Do

There are so many jobs and industries and niche markets out there thanks to the internet and globalism. You can get a job locally or remotely, meaning your options are likely greater than they were before you had kids. As such, it is important that you evaluate what you want to do and start researching what you can do. There are job positions that didn’t exist before, and new industries that are only a few years old. You owe it to yourself to become familiar with what’s out there so when you go back to work, you’re doing something that interests you.

Update Your Skills

As you have been out of work for a few years, chances are your original skillset is out of date. All that you need to do, however, is to brush up your knowledge and gain a few extra certifications and skills. With the power of the internet and personal computers, however, this is easier than ever. You can gain the knowledge and tools you need from online courses that are free to take and offered from some of the top universities in the world. Of course, to gain a certification of completion, you will have to pay an affordable fee. Choose these courses wisely, and you will be back to being industry relevant in no time. All that is left is to update your CV accordingly.

Find Jobs You’ll Love

Once you have prepped your qualifications and brushed up your CV, it’s time to start the job hunt. The most important thing to remember during this search is to be patient. Use online job platforms to stay up to date with all the job listings in your area. For example, if you live in the northwest of England, then you will want to know what the jobs in Liverpool are. If you don’t see anything that speaks to you, wait, and continue to improve your skills and keep searching until you find your dream job. In some cases, you have to wait for the right employer to put up a listing or contact them directly, asking if there are any potential vacancies you have not seen online.  

The most important part of any job search is not to give up. If this is what you want to do, then you owe it to yourself to keep trying. It can be all too easy to give up when you and your partner are financially sound without your financial contribution, which is why you need to remember who you are doing it for, and take every rejection that comes your way as a learning tool.

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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