Getting Back into the Workforce after a Long Period of Illness

October 5, 2021 6:21 am


If you have been unwell and have been out of work for a long time, it can be daunting deciding to get back into working life and many people feel worried about it and are unsure where to start. Getting back to work can be a great thing for your confidence and can boost your mood, but if you are not sure about how to start getting back into the world of work, here are some things you can do…

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Have a think about what you feel comfortable doing, what you are good at and what sort of work you would like to do or are capable of doing. If you have been off with an illness or injury for a long time, you may not be able to do a very physically demanding role for example so bear in mind what you are looking for when you begin your search.

If you are looking to get into a new career and want to embark on something that is very specific, it is a good idea to look for recruitment agencies that deal specifically with that sector such as this procurement recruitment agency, Talent Drive. If you are looking into a new career, you might also want to consider the qualifications that you need and see if you can do some courses to get these first, or even whilst you work.

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Many people worry that employers will frown on a gap in their CV when they have been out of work for some time, but this is not the case, and you just need to be honest and tell the truth about why you have been out of work.