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Returning to the Workforce

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There are many reasons why people leave the workforce for multiple years. Some leave to take care of their own health, or the health of a relative. Some leave to take care of children.


Whatever their reason for leaving, many people feel nervous and insecure when they decide to re-enter the workforce after some years. They may ask themselves many questions, like "How will I explain this time gap to potential employers?" or "Won't this big gap on my résumé make employers less willing to hire me?"

This anxiety is understandable, but the truth is, returning to the workforce after a long time away is possible, and many people do it very successfully. I hope this blog will give you some tips about how you can be successful when you return to work.


Questions to Ask Yourself Before Changing Jobs

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If you have a job and some of these sentences are true for you, you may be ready to look for a better job.

 

I would like a job that pays more.

I would like a job that has more benefits.

I would like a job with better health insurance.

I would like a job that offers me a chance to save for retirement.

I would like a job that makes my childcare situation easier.

I would like a job with an easier commute.


Tips for Filling Out Successful Online Job Applications

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How can you be sure to make positive first impressions with your online job applications? So many job seekers fill out online job applications that you may wonder if there is any way to make yours stand out. Here are some simple tips that may help you to be noticed and contacted for interviews..

1. Before you apply online, read the job description carefully to make sure you're qualified for the job.
Some job seekers make the mistake of applying for every job, even jobs they are not qualified for. The bottom line is that job seekers do not get jobs they are not qualified for, and they may annoy potential employers by wasting their time with irrelevant applications. If you annoy an employer by submitting applications that show you don't meet the requirements for a job, the employer may decide not to consider you for the jobs you are qualified for.

2. Become familiar with the questions on the online application before you fill it out.
Many job seekers make the mistake of filling out the application without looking it over first. It can really help to read the questions carefully and spend some time preparing your responses before you begin. This will cut down on your mistakes and allow you to present your skills in the best possible way.

Responding to Interview Questions About Inconsistent Work History

Basic Structure for Responding to Interview Questions About Inconsistent Work History
 
If your work history is not consistent because in the past you had problems with drugs or alcohol, or other personal problems, interviews can be particularly stressful. If you follow this structure to answer interview questions about your inconsistent work history, you may increase your chance of getting a job.
 
Here is an extract from one of our lessons. First, five tips.
 
1. Don't give unnecessary details. Employers have the legal right to answers about criminal background. However, if you have no criminal background, they are not legally entitled to information about your past problems. When you answer questions about your inconsistent work history, do not give details. Answer directly and honestly while giving as little detail as possible.

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