Hello, everybody. I'm a long time listener of the podcast, but just signed up for the forums a couple hours ago. For that reason, I haven't interacted with anyone around here, but I would love to start. Regardless, I would really appreciate your input in this matter.
I would be really thankful if you took the time and take a look at my resume, at http://cv.alanperalta.com/en. Just for reading a few comments in the forums, I see that there’s a lot of really prepared HR people and managers here, and I would appreciate any comment you have regard it.
This is the situation: after being a Marketing Manager a few years ago, I was laid off when the company was nearly bankrupt. I took me a few months to get back on my feet, and I got a scholarship and went to study a PhD. Because of difficult personal and familiar situations (didn’t know it, but I was going through a depression, and a parent passed away shortly after), I left the PhD after the first semester, and change cities. Since then, I’ve been working in the family company, but I’m just getting involved in it.
For all of this, I’m lacking confidence regarding my professional history since 2008. I’ve rewritten my resume at least four times since the beginning of the year, but there’s really no way to fix this noticeable holes while being truthful. I have got a couple of really amazing interviews in this year, but didn’t made it farther than the first stages.
For that reason, it’s really important for me to understand how the hiring managers are seeing my history. I’m confident in my abilities, and have the disposition to get back in the professional environment I knew, but then I start talking about my resume and career history and feel that there’s no way I could get back to where I was before.
Sorry for the extended post. I hope the context is useful in understanding what I’m asking. Once again, thank you for taking the time to read this, and for any advice you have for me. I really appreciate it.