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moss
What's a good way to elide over the fact that I've been off work for a year without saying it was for maternity leave? I'm not getting any calls for any of the jobs I've applied for and I'm afraid one of the problems is that I keep telling people I've just come off of maternity leave, but I also don't want to look like a bum.

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unkle_social
Jun. 4th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
call it parental leave?

your year of self-employment? Although, "self-employed" people looking for real work are often flakes.

if you call your job history part of the resume something like "Relevant Experience", then it looks like you've just been at a shit job for the past year. Which may be worse. or better.
esmesquall
Jun. 5th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, I think I should hit you up for resume writing tips.
kookamess
Jun. 5th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
"Health issues?"

"Educational leave" (It's been pretty educational.

I wouldn't mention it and see if they even noticed. The job market over here is so bad that tons of people have been off for a year or more.
taschenrechner
Jun. 6th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
Say you were on sabbatical.
trunkbutt
Jun. 8th, 2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
Didn't you freelance a bit? Expand on that - in addition to the 'experience' area on your CV, include a projects area and pad the dates so you get more coverage.
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