After a 24 year career in IT (with an additional 4 years in claims adjudication), I have been on sabbatical for the last 8 years, as a family caregiver. Now I am looking to re-enter the workforce in IT. I have this huge gap on my resume (explained as "Caregiver - career sabbatical to care for a family member"), and I am not sure how to re-enter the workforce, or if employers even want to hire me. I'd love to work with a recruiter in my area, but I have no professional contacts here in my current city. I'm so nervous, I don't know what to do!