Getting Back to Work

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					?There are many people in the world who decide to put there careers on hold for
whatever reason. The reason run the gamut, and we will discuss some of them now.

One of the most common reason for putting a career or education on hold is becoming
a parent full-time. This is one of the most difficult jobs a person can have but the most
common nevertheless. Other reasons include, taking extra time off (or quiting
completely) to care for a sick or elderly parent, going back to school to pursue a GED
or college degree or other educational reason. Others simply take time off because
they are sick or too "stressed out".

Whatever the reason may be, people decide to re-enter the workforce in record
numbers. They have had businesses that failed, parents that died or no longer need
them, their children have grown up and they need something more fulfilling. A reason
to get up in the morning and feel needed.

The problem these people face when they have been away from the workforce for an
extended period of time is the changes that have most likely taken place since they
have been gone. They are at quite a disadvantage when they attempt to return. Many
times, technology and values have changed considerably since their absence. Many
times these people lack self-confidence to re-enter the workforce and put up artificial
roadblocks that are most times unnecessary. The following are some tips to make
going back to work much easier and fun.

Don't be unrealistic. Those that have not been working sometimes expect to start
where they left off. Most times they have to start at an entry level job competing with
incoming high school and college graduates. Don't expect to start at your manager job
if you have been out of the workforce for an extended period of time.

Think about starting a different career path. Think about doing something that you
have not done before. Your old skills may not be needed before, or you may be at a
point in your life where you would like to try something new and different. This is an
excellent time for you to do just that. You may try something that you thought of
doing in the past but did not go through with it.

Always be positive about your new job or career path. Potential employers will sense
your lack of enthusiasm and judge you accordingly. It is very important that you
maintain a positive light in whatever situation you may be in. It may just land you that
dream job if you have the right attitude.

Learn something new by attending one of the many online colleges or universities.
There are many schools (some in your local area) that offer classes you can take
online. If you are reading this, chances are you already have a computer, so do some
research and find the best fit for you. It would probably be best to start in your own
area to find out whatout there. Many times the tuition is much less expensive than if
you considered something out of your locale.

Lastly, keep your head up and have a plan. Having a plan is the thing many people
lack. Having a plan and sticking to it is an entire other situation. Have a plan and stick
to it, you can do it!

David is an experienced internet entreprenuer with over 7 years of experience. He
owns and operates the site

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