Returning to the Workforce?
Many reasons can cause you to return to the workforce: suddenly needing to transition into the role of wage earner, losing your retirement funds, returning from a mission, recovering from an illness or injury, returning from caring for an ill family member, needing supplemental income, recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, becoming an empty nester, starting over after prison, or picking up after being laid off or fired.
Whatever your reason, the workforce can use you and your skills and talents. You can be valuable to many companies.
Regardless of whether you have been away from the workforce for 30 days or 30 years, you can apply the principles of job seeking to your job search and successfully find work. Employment Resource Services and Self-Reliance Centers teach these job-searching principles in a free class called the Career Workshop. The class can help you gain confidence, create a support group, and direct you through the process of finding employment.
Starting to look for work can feel overwhelming, daunting, and even depressing. To help you, Employment Resource Services has gathered resources and tips to help guide you through the process. Below are some common concerns and suggestions for those returning to the workforce: