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Returning to work after a career break or time out for family or health reasons can be a challenging step. Your skills might have be rusty, technology and people may have moved on, and your own attitude to work could be very different. But a little preparation and the right approach will allow you to deal with the hurdles and launch yourself into an enriching new phase of your working life.
For more on returning to work after having a baby, or for new parents' rights to work flexibly, see our Family-friendly Work section.