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You might be at a stage in your life where a career break or sabbatical could be the perfect way to disrupt the familiar beat of the 9 to 5.
Anything between one to six months away from the day job won't just give you fun memories, but can also offer a fresh perspective on what really matters to you, and also offer an invaluable chance to learn new skills for when you return.
Vanessa Robinson, head of research at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, says that they give workers the "ability or skill set to be agile and are a really opportunity to try out different things and see what skills you have".
As expert Rachel Morgan-Trimmer, of the Career Break Site (www.thecareerbreaksite.com) says "some people refer to them as career steps rather than career breaks because people come back and they do get promoted".
These are all the wackiest things you could do on a career break but still come back more employable.