I have been a SAHM for a long time now and am desperate to get back to work. I am happy to take anything, but at the same time a search online came up with lots of roles in my old line of work.
I was a bit taken aback actually as it seems to me that companies are not keen to take on full time staff and many of the roles I saw advertised were for part time (e.g. 3 days a week), flexible, work from home or a short term contact. Many of the jobs I saw advertised, the old me could quite easily do. Its just the gap on my CV (10 years!) that is putting me off.
What do you think? On one hand I think that if a company wants that kind of flexibility from a candidate then they should also be a bit more flexible on who they hire (i.e. me with a gap!)
Many industries are more open minded - mine is not averse to a break so long as the applicant isn’t keen on flexi working for example. You’ll see another thread where someone is back in their field after much longer off. You have nothing to fear. Have a go and if you have no luck after a few months try to get some volunteering or other relevant refreshed experience? Good luck!