Time for a Change: Re-launch Your Career
After taking time away from corporate America, some may find the transition back to the workforce difficult. Luckily, with determination and the proper strategy in place, re-launching your career can be successful and easy.
A recent U.S. News & World Report article entitled, “A Game Plan for Relaunching Your Career,” offers tips for workplace re-entry from Allison O’Kelly, CEO and founder of Mom Corps, a staffing and career development firm catering to professionals seeking alternative work options.
“Perhaps you’d like to re-enter the workforce doing the same type of job you had before you left. Maybe your feelings have changed since you last worked and you’d prefer to shift into a new field or role. It’s impossible to land a job before you have a clear vision of what you want to do; it’s like trying to find a location without directions or a map. Spend time identifying your goals so you have a clear endpoint in mind,” said O’Kelly.
Those looking to join the workforce again may consider returning to school to best prepare and transition. Check out the video Can I Go Back to College, about one DeVry University student’s experience returning to college to help jumpstart a new chapter in life.