If you take a career break — to raise children, care for a loved one, deal with an illness or a number of other reasons — will you have trouble finding a job when you’re ready to return to the workforce?
When you feel like you’ve lost your professional identity for a number of years, it can be hard to find it again. The thought of interviewing for a new job can be nerve-wracking — you’ll have to call on certain skills that you haven’t used in a while, plus you’ll likely have to address your career gap, which could be a deeply personal conversation. And some employers are hesitant to hire those who have been out of the workplace for an extended period of time. They might be concerned about your level of commitment to a full time position, and any disconnect you may have with current systems and technology.