There are a lot of reasons that people might have a period of time where they are out of the workforce. Raising a family and illness are two of the most common reasons but people will sometimes need to stop working for all sorts of reasons.
When you feel that you want to go back to work, it can feel a little daunting, particularly when you have been unemployed for a long period of time. But getting back to work can improve your mental health, give you a good boost of confidence, structure and routine as well as more money.
When you are considering going back to work, it is a good idea to sit down and think about the type of role that you want and what sort of things you might not be able to do – for example, how far are you willing to travel, do you need to fit it around childcare commitments, are you physically able to do certain jobs? These things are all important to think about when deciding to return to work as it will mean that you apply for jobs that are right for you.
If you are looking for a certain type of job in a specific industry, or you want to begin a completely new career, it is worth looking into on the job training courses as well as specific recruitment agencies such as this procurement recruitment agency Talent Drive to make sure that you are looking at jobs that are relevant to you.