Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Set up a Career ReEntry Advisory Board

Going back into the workplace after an absence can be difficult.

Depending on how long you have been out of the workplace, you may need some help navigating the landscape and not a project you want to embark on by yourself.

To get all the support you can, why not set up a career reentry advisory board to help you.

Who could you ask to be on your career re-entry advisory board?
- Prior supervisor
- Previous or current mentor
- Career coach
- Recruiter
- Spouse

Some things the board can assist you with?
  • identifying your values, interests, skills and abilities
  • setting your goals
  • be a sounding board for disappointments along the way
  • sharing job leads
  • checking in regularly on your progress

3 comments:

evelyn said...

good tip to get a board of advisors. I took a career class at a career link office and got a lot of support from them too.

evelyn

Marcia Robinson said...

Hi Evelyn,

Thanks for stopping by. You are right career one stops across the country offer really terrific support for career reentry workers.

Jean said...

A board of advisors sounds like a good idea. Several heads are always better than one or mine...

I am sure I am not the only one who is sometimes amazed from where the good ideas will come. My older children were really helpful when I went back to work.