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