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Asked by Cynthia on April 9, 2017

I quit work 18 years ago when I had children and would like to return to full-time employment. I have an accounting degree from Texas A&M. I have applied to numerous positions and I have not received a phone call so I'm wondering if the gap in my resume is turning potential employers away. Any advice on how I can get back to work? Thanks!

Answered by Lisa, Hiring Expert at VF Corporation, on April 21, 2017

Couple things I would recommend are applying to Temp agencies as way to get your foot in the door at local companies.  This will give you the opportunity to brush up on your skills and to try out different employers to see which company could be a good match for you.   Another suggestion would be to look into certification based classes or classes that have topics you would be interested in brushing up on.  These are also great ways to network!    Speaking of networking, don't forget to reach out to your working friends & family - by letting them know you are interested in getting back into the workforce, they can keep their eyes/ears open for opportunities as well.   Good Luck!

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