I'm contemplating re-entering the workforce after 10 years out of it. Unfortunately, I'm doing this during one of the most difficult economic periods, where unemployment is around 9% nationally and employers are specifying that "the unemployed need not apply".
So, my questions are:
Can I find a job?
What type of work would an employer consider hiring me for?
How much money could I realistically make?
Would it be worth it in terms of increased costs of working and quality of life issues?
Can I find part-time work? Is that even feasible?
If I go much more beyond the "10 years" of not being in the workplace, will I become permanently "unemployable"?
Are any of you grappling with these issues or have you in the past? What have been your experiences and do you have any advice? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
The background for me considering this change is too long to include here, but if you would like to read it, my blog is www.wiimom.blogspot.com. Thanks!