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    I had an 11-year career, took a three-year sabbatical outside my field, then went back to working in my original field.

    When I first interviewed back in my original field, networking was how I found 75% of my interviews.  "No current experience" closed off a lot of recruiter and job site paths.  Nobody wanted to hear that five years ago I was a successful candidate with a record of constantly increasing responsibility.  The current employee references were critical to passing the bar.

    Once I got that first position back in the field, things got a lot easier.  I think that different things will work for different people.

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    "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

    There are no Christians in foxholes.

    by Odysseus on Wed Jul 07, 2010 at 07:53:22 AM PDT

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