Relaunch your career: how to return to work with ease after a break

Explore relaunch courses offering hands-on support, upskilling, mentoring and flexible options in Ireland. Get started on a successful career journey.

Returning to the workforce after a career break can be daunting. It can be overwhelming to navigate resume gaps, industry changes and outdated skills. “I’m ready to return to work, but where do I start?” is the most common question we hear from people in midlife looking to re-enter the workforce.

Return to work with a relaunch course

Whatever your reasons for stepping away, taking a deep breath and diving back in often requires a combination of grit, determination and, of course, patience. Knowing where or how to start can feel like a challenge.

The good news? You do not need to face the return-to-work journey alone. Several supports and resources are available to help you step back into your career with renewed confidence. Relaunch courses are a perfect example.

What is a relaunch course?

A relaunch course is a programme designed to guide you through the unique challenges of re-entering the workforce. Taking part in a relaunch course is a great way to ease back into work because they offer a variety of hands-on support mechanisms, upskilling opportunities, peer networks, 1:1 mentoring and more.

They are a fantastic, flexible option for returners who need guidance on the next steps. Classes are typically part-time, run on a short-term basis and are a perfect blend of practical and theoretical lessons. Ultimately, they aim to provide the instruction, inspiration and practical tools you need to relaunch successfully in a flexible format that fits your life, schedule and goals.

A relaunch course is a programme
designed to guide you through the
unique challenges of re-entering the workforce.

Is a relaunch course right for you?

Regardless of where you are in your back-to-work journey, the beauty of a relaunch course is that they are for everyone. Career relaunch programmes can help refresh your professional and technical skills and give you the clarity and courage to make that all-important transition back to work.

Benefits of relaunch courses

✔️ Greater clarity regarding your values, interests, skills and strengths

✔️ Confidence and courage to begin your relaunch journey

✔️ Invaluable time to take stock of where you are in your transition back to work

✔️ Practical experience to grow your skills and confidence

✔️ New connections to like-minded peers who are on a similar journey

If a relaunch course sounds like something you’d like to explore further, there are some excellent options available throughout Ireland.

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