Candidates Facing Unique Challenges:  Level Up Can Help

Let's face it: not everyone's career follows a traditional path. Here are just a few life events that can potentially derail a promising career:

  • Leaving the workforce to raise a family

  • Taking a leave from work to care for an ill loved one

  • Overcoming an extended personal illness

  • Experiencing a lay-off due to the economy

  • Making several employment changes in a relatively short period of time

  • Leaving school prior to completing your education (lack of diploma/degree)

Regardless of your specific situation, returning to work after experiencing one of these, or similar, life events can be a challenge. "Job-hopping" and gaps in employment can trigger "red flags" to hiring managers and recruiters.  So...what can you do?  Call Level Up.

Been There...Done That

Having experienced re-entry into the workforce myself, I've been on both sides of this situation. I've also reviewed many resumes from applicants who have experienced some of these same life events. I know what triggers those "red flags" for employers. I also know how to work around these issues - how to focus on your strengths, skills and accomplishments and downplay any negatives that could potentially eliminate you as a candidate.

"I hired Tami to help me with my resume. WOW!  Professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. She did a great job!  I have no problem recommending her to anyone."

- George, St. Clair Shores, MI