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Making the most of a career break How to Conquer a Career Break!
There are numerous reasons why your career can be interrupted by a long-term absence from the workplace, such as unemployment, serious illness, parental leave, or sabbatical.

But any absence, whether by accident or design, can present opportunities for personal and professional development. You can find out how with our article, Making the Most of a Career Break.

You can explore more practical tips and strategies for coping with career disruption with our articles, Rebooting Your Career and How to Recover From Job Loss.

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A Final Note

Being out of the workplace no longer means having to be "out of the loop." You can do more than just survive a career break - you can thrive on it by maintaining your professional connections and developing new and existing skills.

Next week, you can find out how to identify and win the support of people who have power and influence over your work. Also, watch our new video to discover 10 ways to boost your morale at work.

Have a great week!

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James Manktelow (CEO) - Essential Skills for an Excellent Career!
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