How to take a career break

Pausing your career can be daunting, but it can improve your future prospects if the time is used wisely
by Bethan Rees

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There are a variety of reasons why you might want to consider a career break. You may want to recharge and reassess your career, start a family or stay at home with children, care for a family member or go travelling. In an article for Unbiased, Nick Green says that "taking a breather is most popular among professionals in their early-to-mid thirties – roughly the same time that many people settle down to have families." He continues: "This may be because it’s harder to make the leap when you have dependents to support, though it may still be possible to juggle family commitments with a career break."

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Published: 03 Sep 2021
Categories:
  • Soft Skills
Tags:
  • networking
  • retirement
  • Tax
  • Pensions
  • mental health
  • career development
  • Career advice

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