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Old 01-31-2019, 06:22 PM
 
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I had to take several months off to care for a sick relative. I did work two part time jobs during that time but I couldn't commit to a full time job.

Has anyone create a resume with being a Caregiver on it and how should it be worded? Has anyone been interviewed who was a Caretaker and were you offered a job?

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Why are you mentioning the caregiver part at all? Leave it off. You had two PT jobs during this timeframe. Your personal stuff doesn't matter.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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Why are you mentioning the caregiver part at all? Leave it off. You had two PT jobs during this timeframe. Your personal stuff doesn't matter.
Because I'm assuming a potential employer would wonder why I wasn't working full time and now I am seeking full time.
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Old 02-01-2019, 01:03 PM
 
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Because I'm assuming a potential employer would wonder why I wasn't working full time and now I am seeking full time.
You had two part time jobs and now you want full time. The PT jobs met your needs at the time. That's all the explanation you have to provide.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:23 AM
 
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Yeah, don't mention the caregiver part because they'll think you'll be taking excessive time off to do more later, and reject you.

If the person you were caregiving for died, and it comes up on the interview, you can bring it up and say it obviously won't happen again )
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Old 02-03-2019, 04:51 PM
 
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I agree with charlygal and bobsell. I was not working while caregiving, so I felt a potential employer was due some sort of explanation about the gap. But you were working. The fact that it was part-time, is still something.
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:45 PM
 
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With the exception of government job applications, I've never been asked how many hours I worked for any particular job on my resume. If it happens to come up within the course of the interview, then you can mention that you were also being paid to handle some affairs for a family member at that time.

For anyone else who is wondering, I will also back up the initial comment regarding caregiving experience on a resume. I'm not sure listing that experience has ever hurt, but the general reaction has been extreme indifference. That has been true even within healthcare, with probably one or two significant exceptions. If you're applying to another job working with similar populations, or to an otherwise altogether similar job, then it can be an asset.
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Old 02-19-2019, 04:24 AM
 
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I am always somewhat amused that employers think one has to work non-stop their entire life without a “gap” at some point in their life. Thank you hiring managers....
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