#1: SLPs- Career Change Advice
I've posted before about my job and how poorly preschool providers are compensated in my area. I applied for a program director position and while I got a second interview, I did not get the job (I think because I have kids and am a woman although I cannot be sure- some if the questions one of the board members asked me led me to believe that though). That said, I've thought about what I would need for a salary for a job that had no flexibility in terms of working from home/ flexing my time for school events, etc., and it won't happen in this area. I'm thinking that while I love my job, I'm not happy with the constant struggle to afford basics and that what I need is a job that will pay the bills. I want to work per diem in a nursing home (I won't be losing much in terms of benefits, my benefits package is not great). I haven't worked with adults in 14 years though. I can work 3 days a week at nearly double my current pay . I know I have the skills, I'm doing a CPR class and a couple of conferences to refresh, and I have a resume with a more clinical rather than educational focus, My question is, how do I present the rationale for the change in career trajectory in my cover letter? Thanks.