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Whether you’re looking for a new role after maternity leave or an extended break raising your children, it’s important to be open to new ways of working that you may not have considered before. If your life now requires more flexibility than before, there are plenty of options open to you.

  • Full-time positions in companies with flexible working policies such as working from home/remote working and flexi-time
  • Part-time positions
  • Job sharing positions
  • A series of temporary roles
  • Contract work.

Considering career options

If you are planning a return to the workplace now is the time to figure out whether you want to return to the career area you were in before. Things to consider in establishing whether it’s for you are:

  • How happy were you in your previous role/organisation/career?
  • Is there any career you would like to try?
  • Is your chosen career suited to your personal circumstances?
  • Would you like to and is it possible in this field to set up as a freelancer or contractor working either from home or in clients’ workplaces?
  • Have you discussed your plans with friends, family and former colleagues – they may be able to provide networking opportunities as well as debating how realistic your plans are.
  • Have you met with a recruitment consultant to establish how relevant your CV is to opportunities in today’s marketplace?

Click here to find out about being aware of your transferable skills and brushing up on skills to help you find a new role.

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