Haven't worked due to a combination of my own ill health (mainly mh) and caring for others/raising dd.
I'm being advised by both health care and financial advisers to aim for permitted work (ltd hours and earnings) and I see the sense in that.
However I'm also considering a couple of other options.
Working from home for someone else.
Setting up as self employed (mainly thinking admin but possibly with a creative angle related to a hobby).
It's all quite overwhelming.
Plus I've been applying for jobs, 2 advisors telling me CV is fine even good but no interviews so far and 4 definite rejections.
I'm guessing due to long gap in CV.
I had a review of CV done by an online company (just a brief one) who said my language was too passive, I've not said how this benefited past employers (they gave example of 'increased profits by 20%' but I can't measure my work like that I wouldn't know.), and by only putting jobs relevant to the position I'm applying for (because if I put ALL my jobs it would be at least 3 pages long - military dependant for over 15 years of working life) that it looks like I have more gaps in CV (I explain this in covering letter).
So any recruiters/home workers/self employed people any advice?
I'm not great at being patient and staying positive with having applied for loads and got nowhere.
Need the wisdom of mners.
Also the 2 people advising me directly on career stuff seem a little out dated? They have no knowledge of linked in and little advice on online applications.
My background of the roles I'm looking for is admin/retail (about 60/40).
I do well at interview stage but it's getting to that I'm struggling with.