Injuries and Accidents
Injuries and accidents – returning to work
If you need help getting back to work after an injury, accident or illness, there will be a lot to think about.
For example, your recovery may have taken you away from your career for weeks, months or even years. During that time, there may have been significant changes in your industry and you’ll need to catch up.
In addition, depending on the severity and nature of your injuries – and any long-term implications they might cause – you may not be able to return to work in the same role that you previously held.
Here at Career Analysts, our team of career advisors can provide help in getting you back to work. We’ll work to understand your specific situation by using career tests and other tools, and will provide tailored guidance on the best way for you to re-enter the workplace.
What’s more, our services may be covered by your insurance company, making it even easier for you to find your new career.
Why get career advice?
There’s no doubt that returning to work after a long absence can be an intimidating experience and it’s not unusual for people to have little or no idea how to begin the process.
Some of the many questions that you will want to think about include:
- Can I return to my previous role? And if so, do I want to? – After an injury or accident, there may be medical reasons why returning to work in your old job is not possible. Alternatively, during the time away from your career you may have realised that you’re ready for a new career in a different field.
- What are my transferrable skills? – If you have decided that a new career path is the right choice, it will help to know how your talents can be used in other roles.
- Should I consider getting new training or additional qualifications? – This can be a great way to brush up on your skills and knowledge. It can also give you the skills needed to stand out from the competition.
- Am I ready for a full-time job? – If not, other options could include part-time or flexible working.
- How do I find vacancies and convince recruiters that I’m the best candidate? – This will include applying for the right roles, knowing how to create strong CVs and having good interview techniques.
Of course, advice from a counsellor can be extremely valuable when answering these questions – and all the other ones you may have. At Career Analysts, our occupational psychologists can provide realistic input, as well as a different perspective from your own – helping to ensure you make the best decisions when returning to work.
Help getting back to work from Career Analysts
The vocational rehabilitation consultants at Career Analysts are highly experienced at helping people get back on the career ladder after having been away from work due to injuries or accidents.
The first step in our process is to learn all that we can about you, including your personality traits, ambitions, interests and abilities. This will be done through a combination of career testing, aptitude tests and person-to-person discussions.
The information that we glean from this will give us valuable insights into the roles for which you are best suited and the type of career that would make you feel most fulfilled.
To find out more, you can contact us on 020 7935 5452 or you can register online for our Returning to Work programme. You may also want to get in touch with your insurance company to find out if your policy will extend to cover our services.