Can I please have your opinion regarding a few job search matters?
1. I have about 5 years of experience doing all kinds of admin work. I have about 5 years of experience as a youth/crisis counselor. I have two different resumés, one for each job category. My problem is both resumés have gaps due to the fact that I was doing work that does not apply to the job I am searching for, so it looks like I spent years unemployed, on both resumés. Once I get an interview I can explain this, but I am concerned that upon first read an employer might get the wrong idea about my employment history. What can I do about this? Should I worry about it, or is it insignificant.
2. I am going to be going to school while working, with hopes of transferring to a vet or animal science program in about 1½ -2 years. Assuming I get a job that is not involved with animals in some way, should I tell my potential employer about my plans, plans that don’t include their field in any way, and then leaving? Should I lie and say I want a place I can move-up…blah, blah, blah.? I am unsure how to approach this. Advice?
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