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Researcher in MI who wants to relocate
How to explain a job loss
So the Friday after Thanksgiving I applied for a new remote job in another state. I had a full time job, was working it remotely and had had it for just over three years. On December 2nd I heard back from them inviting me for a half hour phone interview, and they gave me three days and times to choose from. I picked one and wrote back. Crickets. On December 3rd I lost my job. I have worked in nonprofit fundraising for over 20 years and this is not the first time this has happened to me, but I always survive. Consequently I have gaps on my resume but I never give up and always found something. So I just today heard back from the perspective employer’s HR department explaing that they were busy with open enrollment and would I be available to talk W or Th. I am now in no position to tell them to bag it, but I am apprehensive that they could not have explained that sooner. But the bigger issue for me do I just come right out and say I did have a job when I applied but now I don’t? It just seems like it will look and sound so suspicious to them, but it is what it is.
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