- Career break
A career break is a period of time out from
employment. Traditionally, this was for mothers to raise children, but it is now used for people taking time out of their careerfor personal developmentand/or professional development.
A career break is usually between one month and two years long. Six months to 2 years is the most common period of time for a career break The Career Break Site survey, 2005] . It's also possible to take a mini career break [Term coined by The Career Break Site, 2007] of less than one month, which enables people to try out career break activities without committing to longer periods of time. Shorter career breaks are most popular with the over-45s. The Career Break Site survey, 2005]
It can take the form of a sabbatical, which can be paid or unpaid - unpaid sabbaticals are much more common. Alternatively, the user may choose to take their career break between jobs.
A career break is not simply a period of unemployment. Career breakers usually do one or more of the following:
* Voluntary work
* Paid work abroad
* Studying or training
The career break has grown in popularity over the last five years, with 75% of the British workforce currently considering a career break [Confederation of British Industry survey, 2005] . Every year, around 90,000 professionals are estimated to take a career break [Mintel report] . It is most common in the UK, where it grew out of the
gap yearconcept. The career break is sometimes referred to as an 'adult gap year', which reflects the commitment towards developing skills and gaining experience while out of the workforce.
Leave of absence
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