How To Deal With Career Breaks In Your Job Search - New LinkedIn Feature
By Ilene Rein, Executive Recruiter and Job Search Strategist
Are you one of the many job seekers who have taken a break from your job search? Maybe you took time off to travel, focus on a personal project, or take care of family responsibilities. Whatever the reason, it can be tough to get back into the swing of things when you've been out of the game for a while. But don't worry - I'm here to help!
In this article, I'll introduce you to LinkedIn's new Career Break feature and show you how to make the most of it. I'll also share some tips for getting back into your job search after taking a break. So read on and get started today!
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A Career Break can be an effective tool in our arsenal for handling the unexpected situations that arise when we're at work or home because they give us time off from being distracted by other concerns so we have more mental space available which makes it easier to process what's going on around us without feeling overwhelmed. Taking a break can refresh and refocus on what matters most in the world of work.
The new feature coming to LinkedIn will allow individuals to add job layoffs, career breaks, and other periods of unemployment to their profiles. This opens the door for you to address breaks in your career.
This new feature provides hiring managers with a more complete picture of who you are. It also offers an opportunity for you to tell your story in a new and innovative way. So if you're considering taking some time off, or have already done so, don't forget to add it to your LinkedIn profile!
🔴 To add a career break to your LinkedIn profile, all you need to do is go to the "Add section" button under your photo and then pick 'add career break'. Then fill out Information about how long the break was, a description, and attach any relevant media items to the experience.
When you're ready to take your next career break, it's important that nothing get in the way. Keep track of all those things you do during an extended leave--from volunteering or taking classes at school up to something as simple as traveling abroad - there are many ways that will help make sure whatever hiatus is coming over feels just right!
Staying on top of trends and developments in your industry is necessary for success. You can do this by attending conferences or engaging with others who work within the field through social media networks like LinkedIn, but don't forget that resumé-building will also play a big role when getting back into the hiring game after time off!
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🔴 Ilene Rein is an Executive Recruiter and Job Search Strategist. She teaches job seekers exactly how to market themselves with laser precision to employers using inside secrets from the view of the Recruiter exponentially increasing their chances of getting noticed and hired rapidly!
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