my name is Giz, and I'm an underemployed person. Seriously though, I need (versus want, actually quite happy to stay at home, bake things, read books and pick up kids after school) to get a job. The schools where we live are dire, so the kids are in private school (tried public, didn't work). We go camping for 2 days a year and live in a teeny tiny house. So I sort of need a job. Trouble is, I've been applying for things I'm well-qualified for, and not even getting interviews. Is this because I've been home for 10 years (taking care of kids)? Now I'm thinking of applying for a job at the kids' school. Really nice people, decent pay, great benefits, but the job is a little out of my league. Only slightly. Should I puff resume? I'm a quick learner. It requires some Mac experience, and I've got about ten to 14 days to pick that up. Aside from that, I know the job.
Also, I don't want to work full-time. Is it totally off-putting to ask if they would be open to a job-share? I really need some time to myself in the day, and want to be there to pick the kids up after school, don't want them in daycare for a couple of hours.