Thinking of stopping work or going part time?

Part time work not only gives you extra money it ensures that you stay in the workplace should you wish to return to full time employment later on. The longer you are without work the harder it is to get back in the working environment as employers generally prefer candidates without gaps on their CVs. Being part time still gives you a presence so that if you are an IT Guru you keep up with technology, an exercise teacher can keep up their fitness levels and legal professionals can keep up with the latest laws but it also allows you more freedom to do whatever it is you do with the rest of your time.