Job Hunting after a Divorce

Many women and some men leave the workforce after getting married, often to raise children or care for their homes full time. If people who make this decision get divorced later in life, they will often find themselves in need of employment. Finding a job after a long period of unemployment can be difficult and sometimes frustrating, but it is possible.

If you are considering separation or divorce, it is important to research the full legal and financial implications that your decision may have. To discuss your rights and options with an experienced San Diego divorce lawyer, call the offices of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP at 760-722-7646.

Job Search Tips

The idea of looking for your first job in some time can seem intimidating, especially when you are already coping with the aftermath of a divorce. Some tips that could make your search a little easier include:

  • Get your resume in order. Resumes go through trends, just like everything else. If you have not updated your resume in some time, it may not appeal to modern day employers. There are a variety of books and online guides that can help you develop a polished resume.
  • Research all of your job options. You do not necessarily need to go into the field in which you worked before. This may be your opportunity to explore different options; additionally, being open minded can help you find a job more quickly in a slow economy.
  • Be honest. Employers will want to know why you have gaps in your work history. Tell the truth; explain that you are divorced or separated and re-entering the workforce. Of course, there is no need to go into detail or dwell on your recent problems. Instead, focus on describing the skills you developed while managing a household.

If your spouse financially supported you during your marriage, you may qualify for spousal support that will help you make ends meet while job searching. Our San Diego divorce attorneys can provide straightforward advice and representation while you work towards a fair divorce settlement.

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A reliable and knowledgeable attorney is a valuable resource during divorce proceedings. To schedule a consultation with the San Diego divorce lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, contact us today at 760-722-7646.

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