Heading Back to the Workforce? A Returnship Could Be a Game-Changer

Returnship? Is that what the aliens are coming to take us away in?! ๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿ‘ฝ

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Although returnships aren't spacecraft, they can transport you back into the workforce if you've been out for a while. ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ”ง Returnships are basically internships that help adults get back into the job game. Bonus: many of them are paid, and some even offer benefits. ๐Ÿ’ธ Most importantly, returnships help knock the dust off your resume and bring you up to speed in today's work environments.

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A new survey asked people to share their thoughts and we've got the details. ๐Ÿ“‹

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Hereโ€™s Five Fast Facts on returnships and restarting your career:

  1. ๐Ÿงˆ Smooth Like Butter - People seek out returnships for a bunch of reasons, mainly for the smooth transition they offer. According to the survey results, people like returnships for the paycheck (68%), the chance to update their skills (48%), and to work in a supportive environment (39%).
  1. ๐Ÿ‘ฏ Did We Just Become Best Friends? - Most of those surveyed (75%) also say they make their friends at work. The data also shows 30% go in on returnships for the social interactions, and 29% do it for the networking benefits. Those connections come in handy when you're ready to make your next move.
  1. ๐ŸŒž Positive Vibes Only - Meaningful work gives us all the good feels and vibes. The majority of those surveyed (94%) say returnships work wonders on mental health and 97% say they provide a confidence boost.
  1. ๐Ÿค‘ Show Me the Paycheck - Unlike many internships, most returnships offer competitive wages. In fact, 76% of those surveyed say they'd only take a paid returnship opportunity and 40% say they need benefits thrown in, too. Only 7% of respondents would take an unpaid returnship.
  1. ๐Ÿ“ฆ Club Amazon - Today, there are more than 160 companies worldwide investing in returnships. Amazon's 16-week paid returnship is benefit-eligible and it gives participants work assignments that help them rejoin the workforce. Qualified candidates may also be offered full-time employment afterwards.

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๐Ÿ”ฅBottom line: No one likes getting thrown to the wolves, especially when it comes to jobs and careers. ๐Ÿบ Returnships are a great way to ease back into the workforce while earning a paycheck along the way. Want more hot takes on reentering the workforce? Check out this article on Boomer-friendly jobs.

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