When you’re on the hunt for a new job, everything about it is stressful. If you’re unemployed, you’re hoping and praying to land a job so you can pay your bills. If you’re employed, you may be trying to get out of a bad situation and every day is painful. Even if you’re currently pretty happy, but are looking for a change, taking time off for interviews is stressful and if your current manager finds out, you may find yourself out of a job before you land a new one. (Note to managers everywhere: This is an extremely bad practice. Stop it.)
Ignoring the Resume
On Saturday I was working a booth at our annual school festival with a woman I’d never met before. When she found out what my job is, she shared a recent experience. She had been a stay at home mom for about the last 10 years and was now looking to get back into full-time work. She recently had a phone screen which included the question, “Why are you looking to leave your current job?”
“I wrote a detailed cover letter that explained why I had left, why I had been out of the workforce for so long and why I wanted to get back. I asked her if she’d read my cover letter.”
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