How to get a job after 5 years of staying home?
I am looking for some ideas and advice on how to get a job with a 5yr break since my last job. My break in employment was due to a couple of factors. The first one being the suicide of my first husband and being treated for PTSD for more than a year. Three months later I ended up being hospitalized for a massive benign tumor attached to my stomach and liver. It took more than a year for me to recover from losing 55% of my stomach and ⅔rds of my liver. The next factor is meeting and marrying my soulmate who was a Marine and going from a mom of 1 to a mom of 3 and an unexpected deployment to Afghanistan. Following my husbands return we learned that he had MS and he medically retired earlier this year and we have moved to dallas, tx. I have been looking for a job for almost a month now and basically getting nowhere because of the 5yr gap and the fact that all of the people that have contacted me about a job have a problem with the 5yr gap. I have a law degree and BA and more than 7yrs of medical front office experience. The only jobs I am even coming close to getting are customer service call center. I would welcome some thoughts or ideas as to how to overcome this since being a military spouse seems to be a negative rather than a positive.
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