Going Back to Work: Signs It’s Time to Go!

5 Signs It’s Time to Get Back to Work

Whether you took some time off of your job to take care of the kids or to think about changing your career, there’s a time when you have to get back to work. Your financial situation may have changed or maybe you’re just thinking about things differently than when you first decided to take a break. Here are some signs that it’s time to dust off that résumé and get back to the grind.

     Signs It's Time to Get Back to Work: #1 Show Me the Money: Are you saving for your kids’ college education? Do you just need to beef up the   savings? Whatever the case, money is a great motivator. For many people, this is the main reason they have to get back to work.

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Money is a great motivator to get back to work

   Signs It's Time to Get Back to Work: #2 Boredom: You’ve organized every closet, planted as many flowers as you can and now you don’t know what to do with your time besides become a Netflix freak. Simply put, you’re bored! There’s no time like the present to get going and get in the game again.

   Signs It's Time to Get Back to Work: #3 There’s No Reason to Stay Home: If you chose to stay home to raise your kids and now they’re in school full time, there may not be a reason for you to stay home anymore. It may be time to get back to work. If you still want to be there for your kids when they get out of school and for activities perhaps a part-time job is the way to go. This way you can get the best of both worlds.

     Signs It's Time to Get Back to Work: #4 Work at Home Not for You: While some people absolutely love working from home, others hate it. Although you are working and getting paid, you are still home. Some people have trouble concentrating; others can’t stand the lack of personal interaction. If this sounds like you, it may be time to get back to work…outside the home.

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Work at home jobs are not for everyone

   Signs It's Time to Get Back to Work: #5 You’ve Found Your Dream Job: You’ve searched endlessly and now the one job that you’ve always wanted is up for grabs. What are you doing sitting at home? Get on it and start applying. This is the work gods calling you back and telling you it’s time to get back in the game!

Whatever the reason, taking the leap back into workforce can be intimidating and a bit overwhelming. But, it doesn’t have to be. Remember the skills you have and market them in the right way when it’s time to get back to work.