I have held a couple of administrative positions for several years. During that time, I got my masters degree in business with the hope that I could elevate my career and open new doors for myself. Towards the end of my masters program, I started a position within my company as an executive assistant, which was a great job with lots of responsibility, but not exactly the direction I saw myself going. Then last December, we moved for my husband’s job, I had a baby in January, and I resigned from my position since we were living too far away. I never expected to stay home with my child for as long as I have, but the pandemic sort of made that decision for me. I do not regret one second of it. It’s been amazing being home with him and watching him grow. Now I am ready to return to work and seeking hopefully something remote to give me flexibility with child care arrangements. I am definitely ready for the next step up in my career, and would love a management position. However, my resume shows mostly administrative work, and I believe that is how prospective employers see me. It seems like no one wants to hire a green manager with no “actual” experience at that level. Translatable skills just aren’t good enough. On top of that, I now have a 10 month gap in my resume. I feel stuck! I know my potential and all that I have to offer, but it’s hard to get complete strangers to see that as well and convey it through a resume.