Thinking about a return to work after a long career break in 2019? Read how I did it in my interview for Talented Ladies Club, the online portal providing career and business advice to ambitious mothers.
One thing I forgot to mention in the interview is that no one has ever questioned the decade long gap on my CV. Hopefully this is a sign that employers are beginning to appreciate the valueable contribution returners can make in the workforce as demonstrated by the returnship schemes now run by some of the UK's largest businesses.
Enthusiasm, a can do attitude and sense of perspective will more than outweigh a rusty skillset which an easily be updated.
nterview with freelance legal PR Antonia Welch Inspiration Find out how Antonia launched a successful freelance PR career in 2014 after a mammoth career break spanning almost exactly a decade. What’s your career background? My background is corporate PR. My first role was in the press office of an international property company before moving into the legal sector where I worked at two City law firms. My career is a little topsy-turvy in that most PRs initially gain experience in agencies before moving in-house. As a freelance PR, I now effectively operate as a boutique agency. As well as having my own clients, I also work closely with a great PR agency so this has filled the agency gap on my CV.