How to transition back to work after a Career Break

How to transition back to work after a Career Break

You might be another mum who set aside out effort to take care of her infant or an expert who set aside out effort to do a full-time aces. Whatever your case might be, this article will give you tips to make the change smoother. For those that are searching for a lifelong change, I have composed an article about it here

Clarify your expectations

It’s significant you comprehend what you need so you don’t get overpowered with different opening flying around. Its best you are deliberate with the sort of opportunities you are applying for, this is the thing that would yield results instead of continually dispersing your CV.

Do you need an all day work or low maintenance work? What kind of position? What sort of organization?  We realize this is Nigeria and plans can alter yet a reasonable course would assist you with being appropriately guided

Update your Resume and Cover Letter

As a HR Professional and a Recruiter, I can let you know certainly that your CV is a showcasing instrument that would give you a foot through the entryway. A decent Resume and Cover Letter is intended to feature your experience, abilities and potential worth that you would welcome ready. Guarantee it’s refreshed with your present abilities and confirmation. One serious mix-up individuals make is to have a GENERAL CV that they send to all organizations.

It’s not off-base to have distinctive CV’s that depict various qualities so far you don’t have bogus data. E.g on the off chance that you have distinguished 3 distinct parts of your profession you have worked before, it’s best you have CV’s that feature each of those. Let me use Finance for instance. You may have filled in as a General Management Accountant, Tax Specialist, Auditor, Payroll Specialist. It won’t sell you well on the off chance that you have only one CV that you use to apply for ANY money job. Have the Generalist one, additionally have the authority one where your accomplishments in every one of those spaces are significantly appeared and others diminished just so it can fit the expected set of responsibilities of what you are applying for,

Update your LinkedIn account and other expert profiles on work boards

Refreshing your profile on proficient locales is much the same as moving your CV. Guarantee your undertakings/sets of responsibilities are available and appropriately refreshed. Additionally, guarantee your profile title contains watchwords that can be effortlessly found by selection representatives.

Network however much as could be expected and begin connecting with people

As the expression goes, it’s not what you know but rather WHO YOU KNOW. So go out and begin searching for systems administration occasions to join in. Join the online gathering (Whatsapp and message) of your calling. Search for somebody who can include you so you can get direct data. Educate your companions and past partners of your accessibility with the goal that they can send you openings when they get them.

Prepare ahead

It’s not when you get the meeting welcome that you would begin planning for an occupation. From the minute you get a notice, do an intensive research about the organization before you choose to send your application or not. In the wake of applying, consider potential inquiries that could come up including clarifying your profession hole just as your worth.

Don’t be urgent and keep your alternatives open

I comprehend that you may have a few weaknesses since you have been out of an occupation for some time however realize that you have the right to land the correct position for you with the goal that you won’t have returned to square 1. That is the reason the principal point shows that you should comprehend what you need. You can consider filling in as an advisor as opposed to a fulltime work in the event that you have such a lot of understanding. Go for that meeting knowing your esteem and OWN THAT INTERVIEW!

I wish you the best on your vocation venture!

Yewande Jinadu

Yewande Jinadu is the Founder of CareerLife Nigeria(, a Certified HR Professional and an Employability coach. CareerLife Nigeria is a social initiative aimed at reducing unemployment by providing people with the right career related information and Coaching. Yewande is passionate about People Development, Recruitment, Employability and Career Coaching. Through personal coaching, published articles and speaking engagements, she has helped hundreds of young professionals become more employable and gain employment. You can reach out to her by sending a mail to: and follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @careerlifeng

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