I had to leave my business and career that I loved to take care of my parents. I look forward to getting back into a rewarding career.

Hey Julie Brown , reach back out to us when you're ready to get back to work. We'll connect you with local hiring... see more

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Wanted: Positive Attitude

It all begins with your attitude. You've no doubt heard the phrase Your attitude determines your altitude. A positive attitude will not only help you to find a good job but also help you hold on to your work in a competitive market.

Many employers say a positive attitude is one of the personal traits they value most highly in their employees.

When you have a positive outlook, you work more effectively. It will give... see more

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Mario,

You make it sound like there are millions of court rulings done in favor of those individuals suing for... see more

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I am starting over after 23 years at home and raising kids and being a helpful wife to my husband of 25 years. Now, I find myself needing to get a job and although I have lots of experience in many areas... I keep getting denied. I think my resume is sabotaging
me! I need help understanding how to present a 50+ year old who is young at heart and very willing to learn and work. I need income in order to provide for my 4 daughters.

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I am going through the same thing. I adopted a child who lost her mother when I was 19. Had my own child at 21 and... see more

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Courtney Davidson I am 49 and feel like I am experiencing ageism also. I have lots of experience and a bachelors... see more

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I'm 31 & since I was 19 have been a stay at home parent. I've had small part time cashier jobs, truck stop Dollar General... I've also had housekeeping jobs cleaning beach houses and residential homes. But things have changed & I find myself desperately searching for a job that is full time or at least pays enough to cover the few small bills I have. I've put over 50 applications in online because that's how most places want you to apply. I... see more

Try applying at Macys and fine jewelry stores. Your experience in retail, sales, and customer service are skills... see more

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As I look at the length of time I've stayed at these jobs I see that its 2 months here or 3 months there or 6 months there (if accurate). I believe this is the reason Im not getting any call backs. I hate listing the jobs where I only stayed a few months. Its embarrassing. I even fill like not even applying anywhere. What's the use? How can I make MY resume still stand out? How can I fill in the application if I was terminated or quit?

Was the length of employment because of working through a temporary agency or did you leave at will?

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I graduated with a Bachelors in Accounting. Soon after I graduated, i worked for a CPA firm for one year and then i worked for a multi-national investment company for about three years. I had a baby and decided I need to take some time off... fast forward 7 years, I had three more kids. It didn’t make sense to work since my entire paycheck would be going to day care. Now my kids are old enough to be in school and now I am ready to start my... see more

Sarah Ahmed,

Here is a website for mothers returning to work: https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/17/the-mom-project-a-... see more

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You don’t need to get recertified to apply for a medical assistant position, but make sure you have valid excuse as to why you have not worked in the medical field. Employers will be understanding if a family member was sick or you were furthering your education. The skills you previously attained as a medical assistant are still relevant, so it’s easier for employers to focus on training you for a specific department.

Good morning Esther, I got my Medical Assistant certificate in 2003 haven’t worked in the field since my internship... see more

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I had a phone interview today in which the interviewer asked me an odd question. She asked how I survived financially during an 8-month job gap 10 or so years ago. She then said she wondered if I had lived off savings. Does anyone have any ideas about how an answer to that question might help her determine if I am suitable for the job?

I don't know but I will look into it

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What can I do to make an unforgettable impression because I am a great teacher. I just took off to raise my own child

Hi Vivian Vincent-Raper

You'll want to make sure your resume and cover letter are strong. Together, these are... see more

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It is nearly a guarantee that during your next interview the employer will ask questions to determine the reasons for ANY amount of time when you weren't employed, and this includes when/if you were laid off.

It’s important to first reassure them that your lay off was in no way a result of your productivity. It's a great idea to also be prepared to explain any circumstances at your organization that caused your layoff.

In the case of Lowe’s it... see more

Only question Hr can ask us your rate of pay length of employ and if you could be rehired Is this correct ?

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What is a good advice for single mothers who haven't worked for past 5 years to take care of their children, but is now ready to go back to work now that the kids are of age to stay at home without parental supervision

Excellent question Kat Franco ! We have a lot of members in this community who have triumphed over this concern in... see more

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