The Ultimate Career Break
Everything is fine, nice and good. But do you get the feeling there is more to life than work/sleep/work/sleep? Sometimes we can reach a certain level in our career and feel like we’ve hit a ceiling. But there are incredible experiences to be had elsewhere in the world, which you don’t want to miss out on before it’s too late. The question is, how do you go about making these experiences a reality?
Thankfully career breaks are now a much more accepted option for people wanting to see the world, meet new people and get some new perspective. Employers are beginning to recognise that the skills acquired during a career break can be invaluable not only you as an individual but also to the workplace you return to.
One of the most rewarding career break options is to offer your time as a volunteer where you not only gain valuable experience but have the opportunity to travel and experience other cultures. VSO, the international development charity, currently offer a variety of opportunities for those skilled in business and management and have put together a ‘Guide to the Ultimate Career Break’ offering advice on taking a year out from your current job role. The guide can be accessed from their website.
Also, to give you a bit more insight, we have a video offering further information from Judith Brodie, Director of VSO UK. She offers advice to those considering taking a break from their career and explains what previous volunteers have got out of their time fighting poverty in less developed countries. A former volunteer in Cambodia, Freda Ellis, also offers insight into what it was like coming back to Britain after the experiences she had away from home.
Watch the video to learn more about the benefits of taking a career break
For more information visit www.vso.org.uk