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RetuRn to eaRn
Finding work is difficult – and even more so if you’ve been out of the loop for a while – so we offer you advice for taking the first step back.
etting back into work can prove a very difficult and emotionally trying situation. Whether you are seeking employment following redundancy, maternity or paternity leave or an extended break for health reasons, attempting to reenter the workforce is often a daunting experience to say the least.
In the current economic climate, redundancy is becoming more common, meaning there are more people out of employment. Being made redundant can
be a traumatic event: it can knock your confidence and leave you feeling lost. However, it is important to look at it as an opportunity to reassess your career, to decide what you want to do. If you are making the return to work after a period of looking after your children, then there are a plethora of considerations – other than personal preference – that need to be factored in when finding work. It may also be worthwhile considering Child Tax Credit if you do not already receive it, as it can be highly beneficial both in terms of general expenditure on your children whilst working but additionally if you are paying for registered or approved childcare.
Deciding to return to employment following mental illness – particularly depression – can also prove very complicated and although it will never be a straightforward transition, one of your best options may be to accept work even if it is not your ideal role, as once you have made the initial step into employment, it should prove easier.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Jobs and Careers - South London 2011
THE FAIRY JOBMOTHER
SURVEY YOUR CV
RETURN TO EARN
ROUND THE HOUSES
EDUCATION IS KEY
CARING & SHARING
10 CARE FACTS
A GUIDE TO THE LONDON SOUTH
NUMBERS IN THE NEWS
Jobs and Careers - South London 2011