At the time of taking a hiatus from work, you were probably not sure about the repercussions it will have on your career later on.
You can make sure that they do not affect you by writing a cover letter to impress the hiring manager, even if your time away from work may seem like an issue to you.
To be entirely fair, many employers do not mind hiring people who are returning from a professional break. But you as a candidate have to convince him or her that you are worth their time and effort.
If you have had some experience in the area where you intend to work, you must convince the hiring manager what you did during your time out, to keep your skills polished. Talk about any transferrable skills that you learned while it was your time out. Also, mention what achievements you had to your name before you took time off.
A cover letter sample for an individual hoping to re-enter the workforce is provided below for reference purposes:
Re-Entering Workforce Cover Letter Example
May 18, 2018
Ms. Emily Cohen
Human Resource Manager
375 Bean Road
Las Vegas Valley, NV97384
Dear Ms. Cohen:
After a hiatus of 2 years, aimed at recharging my energies so that I can contribute more in a marketing manager position, I am back in the game. Hoping to fit into your organization in this capacity, I invite you to go through the enclosed resume for details on my professional life.
The 2 years that I spent not actively working were not wasted. I made sure that I kept myself updated with the current trends in marketing, and how marketing personnel uses them to keep a company floating. With my ability to determine customers’ requirements for both services and products, and assist in the development of both, I am sure that you will not regret hiring me.
Because I was responsible for the fantastic response that was received by my previous organization, regarding the development and marketing of the G Hover Board, I am sure that similar diligence and efficiency in this regard, will make you want to meet with me immediately.
I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you in person, to highlight past accomplishments and future aspirations. I will contact you on Monday to set up a meeting time. Until then, I will be available at (000) 111-1111 for any further information that you may need.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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