Brett K. on August 3, 2017
In 2008 I accepted a job transfer to another city, and my wife left her job just before we moved. Unfortunately, due to the economic down-turn, she was unable to find employment and decided to be a full-time stay at home mother. Around the summer of 2013, received a cancer diagnosis, and after some very intense rounds of chemo she was considered cancer free by the spring of 2014; she has been on disability since then due to the side affects of the treatment.
She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and has kept her continuing education requirements up to date. For the last couple of months, she has applied and been called for several job interviews, but with similar responses. Paraphrased: You're a great candidate that is highly qualified, but the biggest issue is that you have not worked for almost ten years.
The only suggestion that I can come up with is to have her volunteer somewhere. She currently volunteers as the Band Booster Board Secretary though it is not relative to her field. Any other recommendations would be helpful.