It's easy to understand how someone on a career break can quickly feel professionally irrelevant. While you've taken an off-ramp to the slow lane to care for children or an ailing relative, technology has sped off on the HOV lane. The terms your former colleagues and middle schoolers toss around can sound like a foreign language. So returning to the workforce can feel like a major challenge. But it needn't be. There are a multitude of practical, do-able things you can do to prepare to re-enter the workforce and become relevant again.
Stephanie Scott Harbour of MomCorps in New York City and Sheila Murphy of FlexForce Professional in the Washington Metropolitan area both run flexible recruiting and staffing companies. They know what employers are looking for. And they know what you can do not just to get a job, but to succeed.
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