According to Grant Torrens, Business Director at Hays Singapore, a career hiatus can be an opportunity for growth and self-discovery. “It’s never too late to broaden your horizons and discover talents you never knew you had. Such sabbaticals are also helpful in a career burnout as it helps people keep things in perspective,” he explains.
However, there’s a flip side—you may feel disconnected from your industry or even unsure about your capabilities when you return. Two women share what it was like to take a long-term break from work.
Text: Nicolette Yeo