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Re-Entering the job force after being a caregiver
I was laid off from my job in 2011 after taking a family leave when my mom had brain surgery several years ago. Her recovery was slow and left her with multiple disabilities. The job market was awful at the time, so instead of going back to work I chose to stay home and help her as a caregiver since she desperately needed one. Mom is now getting to the point she will need full-time care in under a year. As a way of preparing, I went back to school and will graduate this December with a degree Information Security/Risk Management. I know I am facing several hurdles - re-entering the workforce after an extended absence, changing careers (I held an office coordinator title when I was terminated) and ageism (over 50). I'm working to steps to setting myself up to be in the best position possible when it comes time to getting a job, but my resume' and LinkedIn account have me stumped. I have many transferable skills from past jobs but I'm not certain how to present them (and myself). I'm also not sure how to address the extended time off or the awkward way I was termed from my last job. What are some ways I can show a potential employer I am up-to-date skill-wise and ready to work? I'm networking when I can, but need ways to get my foot in the door and get an interview, as well as suggestions on how to answer when the question of the work gap comes up. I worked IT in the mid-nineties, but ended up working office support with a lot of IT requirements (system admin on office help pay), and hate to end up in that type of position again! Thank you for your help.
What to say in cover letter
I am reapplying for a position I held 12 years ago, same company just merged with new one. I have since moved on to other jobs but I really loved this! Relocating back and would love to have a second chance. I might mention, I was going through cancer at that time it was “decided “ it was best that I part with the company. I understand it was probably not legal I was too tired to fight it. Since that time I’m healthy! And new ownership has proved to be much different. Help please?
Career Change after career break
I have had quite a few detours as far as my career is concerned. Did my bachelor in Electrical Engineer worked at Software Company > then did masters in biomedical engg > worked as a requirements engineer > took a break> worked as business analyst for 6 months > took a break> looking for jobs again. My previous experience aren't groundbreaking either. I am again looking to change the career maybe into Web development or Product Design. I always have a very rosy picture when I start out looking for a new career and then it doesnt turn out like that and I start slacking at work. I think whatever i pick i won't stick through. Any career change will need me to retrain costing me quite some $$. How do I figure out what i want to do and if that career will be right for me.
How do I find the right company for me?
My thoughts/My question is.. I know what I want to do in life .. for instance I want to help others and work with a company that gives back. Nonprofit, I want to work with say fair trade , sustainable companies. I also have numerous causes I want to work for /or with like the ocean, saving dogs/animals, environment , wellness, etc. I’ve been in sales my whole life -and love working trade shows, traveling and fundraising .... how do I go about narrowing down where to look and finding the right companies I want to work with??? How do I get my resume to stand out?? Thank you Kelly Hoagland
Time for a change
I am a veteran elementary school teacher in my mid 50's and am SO ready for a career change. Suggestions?
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