11 Tips for Rejoining the Workforce After a Career Break

How to Transition Back Into the Workforce After an Absence

11. Prepare Ahead of Time

Getting up nightly at 3 a.m. was irresistible when you were scouring job postings, filtering through contacts, and tweaking your resume, but so was sleeping in until 9 a.m. when your first interview of the day landed after lunch.

These nights preceding your start date will be better spent reestablishing the biological rhythms of your newly employed lifestyle. Cut the caffeine and/or alcohol, late night TV and Internet surfing, set your morning alarm, and replicate next week's schedule.

Advance adjustments will set you up for better rest and all the mental and physical benefits that accompany a regular seven to eight hours of sleep.