Thoughts on job hunting: Getting back into the ​job market

Looking For The Light

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You’re ready to re-enter the job market after a ten-year hiatus, raising children, completing Ph.D. or traveling the world, you will need a resume. You may ask how to explain the time taken off work and how it applies to the current position.

Grab a notepad and think of all the skills it takes to do whatever you were doing. Multitasking, planning, coordinating multiple schedules, meet tight deadlines. You get the point, all of the daily demands require skills to accomplish the task.

Include the dates of the time off with a brief explanation and then beef up the time-space with the skills required to stay on track. Men are now taking paternity leave and it’s still new in the mainstream job market. This where you can talk about the culture of company, diversity, paternity leave, time off for children’s doctor’s appointments, whatever the case. Don’t…

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