After being unemployed for a little over 21 months I am glad to say that I have returned to the workforce.
Regardless of your length away from the workforce returning to the workforce after long-term unemployment can be daunting to say the least.
You may not know what to expect and wonder if you can accomplish what you had previously.
After being back at work for four weeks now I would like to share some tips that I feel would be very helpful to anyone returning back to work after long term unemployment.
- Let others help you. You may feel a little frustrated to have someone younger or less experienced than you "showing you the ropes," but you may need some refreshers.
- Leave your pride at the door.
- Do not expect too much from yourself.
- Make sure that you are mentally and physically prepared
- Try to be organized
Returning to the workforce after long-term unemployment can be challenging, but it is a wonderful thing. Let yourself feel a sense of accomplishment. As time passes, you will get accustomed to it, and it should become easier.