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How To Regain Your Confidence After An Extended Career Break

Having a lack of confidence is one of the biggest hurdles holding people back in the workplace, especially for those who are wanting to re-enter the workforce after a long break.

If you are one of the many people looking for a new role or career, regaining your confidence and improving your core skills with NORTEC’s Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program will help you achieve better employment outcomes.


Don’t let your career gap hold you back

Employment gaps don’t define you. Own your truth. Look at ways you can positively promote the skills you have learnt over time when talking about your past experiences, and always find a way to turn those experiences into valuable skills related to your new role.

We learn from a young age that ‘honesty is the best policy’, and it remains the same our whole lives. Be true to yourself, and be truthful to others.

By taking advantage of pre-employment programs, such as the SEE program, you can find ways to improve your confidence when staying up to date with the latest developments and skills needed in your desired industry.



Don’t stop networking

Networking is one of, if not the most, strategic way to create connections and build your career successfully. The ability to ‘talk shop’ and connect with people can lead to many opportunities and experiences if you connect with the right people. With that in mind, your interpersonal skills need to be kept sharp and up to speed.

Expanding your professional relationships through networking will also help you discover new opportunities. You’ll never know what else is out there if you don’t ever mix things up and take that leap.


Believe in your professional self

Redefining your skill set to include all of the new skills you have acquired and developed during your period outside the workforce will help you regain your confidence when getting back into work.

Combining your skills, as well as establishing additional base-level skills that future employees look for, you can set yourself up for success, with the potential to advance even further than before you left your career for a break.

Participating in the SEE Program teaches you not only critical literacy, language, numeracy, and digital skills but also core employability skills such as:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Accountability
  • Flexibility

This program can help you discover your passion, connect you with further study or employment with NORTEC’s recruitment solution services, and also help you regain that lost confidence.


The path to your new role

When you engage in the SEE Program, the NORTEC Recruitment Solutions team can also help find your new role. This service supports businesses trying to fill both temporary and permanent roles, including administrative and labour hire. It presents capable candidates, such as those who completed the SEE Program, to help these businesses secure success.

After you complete the SEE Program, NORTEC can provide opportunities for you to be hired in a role that is suited for both you and that business.



What is the SEE Program

One surefire way to regain your confidence after an extended career break is through the SEE Program, especially for those needing to brush up on their core skills. This is an Australian Government program to help job seekers like you improve your reading, writing, maths and basic computer skills. This program’s hope is that after doing so, you will be qualified to perform well in further training or in the labour force.

If you are required to improve your literacy, language, numeracy, and digital skills, this program offers many features that will benefit you and your future, such as:

  • Accredited trainers to educate and guide you forward
  • Flexible ways to learn (various locations and timeframes)
  • Further support for additional training and employment 

If you are looking to find ways to regain your confidence, and meet all of the required criteria, the SEE program is your next step to finding the career boost you need. Find out more here – https://www.nortec.org.au/see/