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Find a job with a rocky work history

I have had a shaky 3 to 4 years of work. My jobs have had lay offs and then I got into HR and went to another company for a director of management position. However it was a horrible company and I found another job in admissions, this was a step down but with better pay. However the hours are 9 to 6 and 11-8 on 2 days out of the week and some Saturdays.

I have 3 children and my dad just had a stroke and will have to come live with me and I would need a job with better hours and great pay.

I have my MBA but companies are not calling me back for interviews probably because I have job hopped. Any suggestions?

Fairygodboss member Anonymous

  • Fairygodboss member

    Have you asked your current company if you can adjust your hours to fit your circumstances? Are you able to do any of your work from home? Another thought would be to address the supposed job hopping in your cover letter by stating that the economy had a heavy impact on your job stability during the last few years. You also might want to do a resume focused on how many years you worked in certain skill areas rather than a list based on when you worked at what company.

  • Fairygodboss member

    Have you asked your current company if you can adjust your hours to fit your circumstances? Are you able to do any of your work from home?

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