Getting back to work after time off can be a bit intimidating. Whether due to mat leave or life circumstances, a career break is nothing to be ashamed of. However, in the beauty industry, it's important to take the right steps to get your skills up to date and ready to return to work. 

Get on Google 

First things first, find out where you need to catch up. The beauty industry is constantly evolving and improving, so there's a good chance a thing or two has changed in your absence. Browse through your favourite blogs and professional beauty magazines to catch up on what's currently brewing in the beauty industry. Don't get overwhelmed as you discover new products and policies, it's actually an exciting chance to learn and grow! 

Take on Training 

Once you've found an area you'd like to learn more in, research what training options are available to you. For example, if you specialise in brows & lashes you may have missed out on brow lamination training during your career break. This new treatment is quickly taking the Australian beauty industry by storm and we highly suggest upskilling to offer this service to your clients!

Check out our blog post to learn more about the benefits of professional beauty training. 

Apply, Apply, Apply

"I love job hunting!" said no one ever. Looking for work isn't always a joy, but with the right attitude and patience, it need not be a drag! Start by making sure your CV and Linkedin are ready to go and include any new training or certifications you've obtained. Be proactive and approach your local businesses directly while keeping your eye on job boards.

Don't let your career break be the cause of your insecurities. Simply get your skills up-to-date, apply smart and dive in! Your dream beauty career awaits! 

July 30, 2020 — Victoria Maybee