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11 Tips for Rejoining the Workforce After a Career Break

How to Transition Back Into the Workforce After an Absence

10. Adjust Your Diet

Yup, you read that right. You need to recognize maintaining a 9-5 focus after a period of unemployment will be an exertion and adjustment -- even in the food department. So ease the back-to-work transition by planning ahead.

Make a grocery run to stock up on quick, healthy breakfast options such as oatmeal, Greek yogurt and fruit. And maybe grab some apples, almonds or protein bars to bridge any gaps between your lunch break and the end of the day.

You're coming in with a clean record; don't leave yourself vulnerable to sugar buzzing, habit-forming, breakroom donuts that will carry you no further than that last temp position did.