Whether you are new to the site or a long-time reader, we thought we would take today to look back at some of our returned career breakers. If you face any fears about planning your own career break, just see how beneficial it was to them.
Trading in Your Backpack for the Briefcase
Cindy Peterson interviews her husband, Bill, about trading in his backpack for a briefcase again after 14 months of travel.
[singlepic=1791,250,,,right]My husband Bill and I recently returned from fourteen months extended travel. When we stepped out of our corporate jobs in November of 2008, we both wondered what would be in store for us after our planned year of exploring the world. And as tempting as it was to continue our adventure living in a foreign country, or finding enough work to continue to travel like so many of the “career” travelers we envy, in the end we made the decision to re-enter life in the United States.
Reflection: Morgan’s Tale
[singlepic=1854,250,,,right]In August of 2008, the Cooney Family set off on their year-long travels. Together with their three teenage sons, Mike & Catrell wanted their children to have a unique experience. “Our theory was to give our three sons a way to see the world, experience other cultures and appreciate what all of us tend to take for granted before they go to college. That experience, coupled with a good education, will almost assuredly put them on the road to success, regardless of the vocation they choose.”
Were they successful? Ask their son Morgan. READ MORE
Lisa Lubin’s New Business Card
Worried that taking a career break to travel can hurt your career? It can actually help enhance it.
Just look at Lisa Lubin’s new business card. It could literally read: Writer, Producer, Photographer, Editor, Blogger, Publicist, Travel Consultant, Video Consultant, World Traveler.
Career Break Doesn’t Equal Career Suicide
This is one of the topics that came up when the New York City panel for Meet, Plan, Go! got together to brainstorm what we would discuss at our recent event. We wanted to touch on “Why don’t more people take career breaks?” and in our encounters one of those reasons is career related.
See what the panel had to say about career fears. READ MORE
Getting Back in the Game
[singlepic=1887,250,,,right]Prior to her career break, Alonna Scott worked for 6 years as a Computer Engineer at Hewlett-Packard in Boise, Idaho. In July of 2009 she began a one-year Leave of Absence from work to travel around the world with her husband. A few months after returning from the trip, she accepted a new engineering position with Seagate Technology and they moved to Boulder, Colorado.
See how when faced with a tough re-entry, Alonna turned to self-reflection to get her back in the game. READ MORE