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As a single parent, I spent the last 8 years working as a homemaker and caretaker for an elderly parent. During the first five years, I worked as an independent meeting planner and/or corporate communications contractor or temporary office admin assignment.
Five years ago I had a serious accident at home which left me on disability. My parent passed away and my child is away at college. Now, I found myself without a college degree (only 3 years college), unemployable and displaced jobwise. After years of trying, I landed a temporary office admin assignment six months ago, Jan 2017. This assignment ends next month. Although I’ve worked permanently at Fortune 500 corporations and smaller companies in the past and my knowledge and skills are current, my best career work was in the 90s.
Next week I enroll at a local university and have a year to complete my BA but I am struggling financially. It seems like everything I accomplished in the past doesn’t count and I am starting over from scratch. How do I explain the gaps on my resume especially the multiple temporary assignments so I can land a stable job in my field?