Taking a break from your career is not a new concept in India for women. Most of them end up taking a break post their wedding or after having kids. For most men it is for health reasons and familial reasons. A lot of the same people who want to rejoin the workforce after their break, struggle to get their foot in.

Common biases against hiring “Relaunchers” encompass everything from “archaic perspectives” to “technologically challenged.” This bias is so consuming that nearly all Relaunchers struggle with this bias affecting their confidence.

Carol Fishman Cohen takes the bull by the horns and offers methods to fix this disconnect and how to overcome your own doubts.

The noteworthy points are networking, being flexible in your expectations, keeping up to date and being open to learning new skills and trades.

Are you rejoining the work force? Or are you on the verge of choosing to go on a break? Do share your thoughts and experiences with us.

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Relina D'Silva

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