Lyea Douglas
about 1 year ago
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Hello everyone.

I feel I have dug myself into a hole. I worked as a senior client services administrator at a wealth management company until late 2013.. my 13 year old daughter tragically ended her life and because of the grief, despair, depression and anxiety I was unable to continue in an office environment. Around a year later, I was finally able to lift my head up out of the darkness and started bartending at two different places. I'm wanting to get back into administration but feel my being a bartender for the past 4 years gets my resume thrown right into the NO pile. Any suggestions? Thank you for reading.

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Grace Trocki
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Oh I am so sad for you I can't imagine how awful that was. A bartender has good skills. Can work quickly and have great customer service skills. So you should be fine

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Barbara Hong
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Sorry to hear about your daughter. As far as getting back into the admin Workforce, I think you can still do it. Today's resumes should reflect how you accomplished things and not so much the dates and the type of job. For example your experience as a bartender can be looked at as a Customer service experience which is needed in most jobs. You dont have to put exact dates anymore . Revise your resume. Contact someone to help you to revise it to today's requirements. I did and it helped alot. Good luck.

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Miranda Summers-Ward
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So sorry to read about your daughter. I would suggest taking some computer classes to remain updated. In meantime, continue to seek - channel your resume to being self employed.

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Cecilia Handorgan
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ALWAYS b honest. Don't sugar coat but in a tactful way tell them what happened.. As long as no background marks all should b cool. .Don't carry your mistakes around with you. Place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones

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eddie walker
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Hi i understand your position, and i understand the circumstance, but i think that you should not let that stop you from doing what you enjoy doing. I believe that all of us have had some kind of situation that have caused a minor set back in our lives, and the important thing is we have overcome that problem, and now we are looking out,and up and are ready to move forward with our lives to success. Please do not give up go for it my friend. God be with you.

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Denise Kalule
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Be honest and find a way to highlight the customer service side of your job and all the wonderful things that bartenders do. Your job is awesome and the additional skills that you have will add more value to your new job. I think there is a perfect administrative job out there for you. Don't give up keep trying.

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Keran Munnings
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Don't include it. Just state a good.reason for.the gap in your employment. Stay stong and keep moving. You will get pass this. Have my deepest sympathies

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Lois Martin
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Lyea Douglas I encourage you to let friends, former co-workers and other associates know of your interest in returning to an office position. Ask if they know of opportunities and if they are willing to introduce you and recommend you. That is key to landing a great job! All the best to you.

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Dawn Barnett
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No its not . you went through a bad situation and you had to grieve and if that is the way you did tham so be it . Remember things work out and God will watch over you . i gave up a 16$ an hr job when my husband died i had to kids to raise and did what i had to . Yes my situation was different. , however i have never regretted taking on any lower paying jobs or putting them on my resume . It just shows we do what we have to when we need to, to get by and grieve.

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Daniel Hsu
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Perhaps seek a letter of recommendation from a former coworker, customer or supervisor.

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