Consider Your Long-Term Career When Taking Extended Leave From Work

Consider Your Long-Term Career When Taking Extended Leave From Work

Taking a sabbatical to travel the world may be rewarding, but that gap in your resume will catch the eye of future employers. Girls Just Wanna Have Funds suggests that you try to keep your hand in to some extent.

The decision to take long periods off work is not something you should take lightly. Whether because of illness, the birth of a child, or some other reason, think of the long-term impact on your career, and how far behind in your field you may be if you’re out of the game for so long.

Consider trying to keep up with your career in some way shape of form. Just because you can’t work full time, it doesn’t mean you can’t work at all.

While some breaks from work are unavoidable — such as personal illness or caring for a loved one — you still need to think about how it will look on your resume as well as how it affects your finances. Time off has to be paid for in one way or another, and you also need to take care that you don’t cause long-term problems for short-term gain.

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