I moved up the career ladder quickly and made some quick, strategic, job changes before landing my dream job just before becoming pregnant with dc1. When she was about 6 months old, I realized that my "dream job" wasn't what I wanted anymore. I found a part time job closer to home that has worked out great for me and my family.
Unfortunately, my current position is grant-funded and the funding stream will run out in about 6 months. I'm preparing to begin my job search again and am looking at my resume with a critical eye...and it doesn't look good. I recently joined Linkedin and people are looking at my job history. What they're seeing is an apparently lateral move, two years there, a big move up, then a giant move down after only one year. Yikes. It was all planned with the results hugely in my favor, but that's not what it looks like on paper.
Question: Can I give a reason for a job change on my resume? I can see where that could be a positive and a negative.
Anyone with similar experience? Or maybe someone in a hiring position with some advice about what you would want to see?
Thanks so much.