Return to Practice - Employment

When you are ready to look for employment, the opportunities open to you may vary according to what kind of work you want to do. If you find a vacancy in which you are interested, try to visit the service. This gives you the opportunity to find out if it really is right for you, but also shows that you are interested. Remember you will be observed as you are on the visit.

If you have experience in business and are confident in your practice, you may consider going into independent practice, although we would only suggest this to those who are sure they can take on the additional responsibilities and considerations.

Consider going back to work through an employment agency or by joining an organisation’s bank system. This may mean that you have to work fairly autonomously right from the start, but it can give you flexibility and a good range of opportunities and experience.

Preparing your CV and for an interview

Your CV may be the first contact you have with a potential employer, so it needs to have a positive impact and make you stand out as the right person for the job. A CV needs to be a concise summary of your work experience to date and it must promote you and your key skills so that you are an attractive candidate.

The National Careers Service offers advice on:

Some recruitment agencies will also provide careers advice and help with the development of your CV.