Barb S. on August 21, 2014
Resume Building and Writing
I've worked in long term care as nursing director & consultant for 24 years. Until the last 2-3 years I've had solid job longevity ( 3 - 12 years). Last couple years have been filled with a variety of issues resulting in anywhere from 1 month to 6 months of employment resulting in 5-6 diffierent employers. Most recent was planned to be last until retirement & going well until diagnosed with cancer & then fired being told had excellent skills but staff weren't following me. I need to work financially. I have degenerative disc disease prior to diagnosis of cancer & so with both am not able to do very physical work. I've worked in nursing positions my entire career but need (&want) to change career & have 1 employer until retire. However, I am 64 & not the most sought after candidate as result of most recent job history & age. I've been job hunting with no success while still in treatment. How do I figure out what besides being a nurse I can do & put together a resume that doesn't look like I'm just a job hopper?