What Is a Career Break?

What Is a Career Break?

There’s more than one reason for stepping away from a full time professional career. In fact breaks are as individual as the people who take them.

When we partner with a company to design a program to bring returners to their workforce, we are often asked: What exactly is a career break?

While it varies by client, a career break generally means two years away from full time employment. It may not mean you didn’t work at all. You may still be eligible if you:

  • Worked part-time
  • Helped out in a friend’s or family business
  • Worked occasionally (i.e., substitute teacher, realtor, accountant during tax season)
  • Became an independent contractor, selling products or services  
  • Freelanced or ran your own small business
  • Were in the military and are now transitioning to civilian life

We partner with progressive firms who value aptitude and attitude over a perfect resume. Our clients rely on reacHIRE to find people with great experience and refresh their skills with a specialized training program. 

If you’re ready to re-enter the workforce full time after a break, the reacHIRE Return-to-Work program is for you! We’re interested in your story and strongly encourage you to apply to open positions that fit your skill set. We’ll help you with the rest so you can get back to work.

1 thought on “What Is a Career Break?

  1. Hello reacHIRE Team,

    I’m elated to have found your site. I spent several years (approx. 8) away from my traditional career path, caring for my mother who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Since her passing, I’ve struggled to land in a role commensurate with my skill set and experience.

    I’m truly interested in the Fidelity/finance position in Boston, and wish to apply, but am wondering if one of your team may be able to provide more information on these opportunities, or any application tips?

    Thank you for your work, and any assistance you can offer.

    Best regards,

    Gail Ambrose

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