Re-entry Into The Tech Job Market Can Be Tricky — Here Are Some Options To Get Back In The Game

Whatever the reason:

  • Started a new family
  • Sick leave
  • Traveling
  • Layoff
  • Bad Merger and Acquisition

You may find yourself out of the job market for a while. Getting back in or retraining for new skills to start a new career can be a bit tricky, especially if you’ve been out for a while. Additionally being part of a merger & acquisition can leave you wandering in the wilderness as well.

You’ve tried the normal way to find a full-time position and you can’t get traction. As a first start, try the contracting route to get your feet wet again and use it as a way to get yourself in the door of companies that have a long full-time recruiting cycle.

One outstanding group that is dedicated to helping, especially women that have been out of the workforce for a while is a group called -

1. iRelaunch

iRelaunch produces innovative products and services for professionals seeking to return to work after a hiatus and for employers recruiting from this talent pool. Read more here.

Watch iRelaunch CEO Carol Fishman Cohen’s TED Talk “How to get back to work after a career break” (12 minutes!) which has been viewed over 1.3 million times and translated into 26 languages.

2. Check out other options to get back into the swing of things via the contractor route. Make sure to review these services, they allow you to bid on work and get your career jumpstarted while learning new skills:

3. Don’t hesitate to sign up with some of the larger temp firms. Not all focus on technical positions but they can highlight what’s available and give you exposure to a number of opportunities globally.

The firms are call MSPs (managed service providers) and they subcontract with firms like mine: GRI Technology Solutions, Inc — We are all committed to providing the best resources to clients around the globe. So signup, get engaged and jumpstart your career. Get back in the game!

Charlotta Carter

CEO- GRI Technology Solutions, Inc.