This is how to take a career break [infographic]

Whether or not you love your job, you’ve probably found yourself in need of a break at some point. It happens to all of us. You’re overworked. You’re stressed. You’re tired. You’re struggling to focus. Or all of the above. Have you ever thought about taking a career break?

A career break is an extended time away from your career, generally longer than a vacation. Many breaks are at least one month long, with some lasting more than a year.

Often times, people take a break to travel, while others take them to try launching their own company or learn a skill.

No matter the reason for taking a break, they can be restorative, beneficial, and exciting. With career breaks offering such great perks, shouldn’t everyone take a career break?

Not necessarily.

A break is a huge decision and you want to be sure it’s right for you first.

Is a career break right for you?

No two breaks are the same. You can take them for a number of reasons, each one truly personal and different from someone else’s break. To determine if a break’s right for you, you need to consider a number of factors.

Fortunately, Bestow has created this helpful graphic that maps out the types of career breaks, their pros and cons, and how you can ensure you recover properly from your career break afterward.

This infographic was created by Bestow.