Returning to work: out of the loop or older and wiser? Ken Harbourne talks to Alana Kirk from the Irish Times about returning to work after a break.
From filling-in gaps on a CV, or building-up confidence to face interview panels, gearing up to find a job after an absence from the workplace can be daunting, whether it was taking time out to travel, raise a family or retrain.
“I had to do it myself after being made redundant so I understand the issues at stake,”explains Ken Harbourne, managing director of recruitment specialists Wallace Myers International. “But there are lots of people coming back to work after a long absences, and if you can present yourself well, employers will see you as an asset.”