Taking a break

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Many people consider taking career breaks these days - but, as they excitedly plan that world tour or prepare for parenthood, few look beyond the break itself to the important issue of getting back into work.

If you hope to return to work you need to plan for your break carefully and then make sure you take all opportunities to improve your prospects of going back to the right job at the right level.

This guide aims to show how, with proper planning and the right approach during a break, leaving work for months or even years need not mean the end of your hard-won career or professional ambitions.

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