Taking a career break makes women less confident at work and reduces their self-assurance, finds a poll by Reed.co.uk and Research Without Barriers. Some 69% of women have acknowledged that career breaks have made them less confident in their careers and 67% of women are afraid to negotiate their pay, which the research identified as “diminished self-assurance” following a professional gap. The survey of 2,119 UK adults also found the cost of living crisis had led to more than 75% of women looking for jobs with greater salaries, with 83% of those women...

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