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Is my self employment hurting my chances for employment elsewhere?
I've got 10 years experience in retail environments, in pretty much every position but salaried manager. I've put applications out to every retailer I can find in my area that is hiring, I've put 100% availability, and marked down every option for desired work (IE: Temp, seasonal, p/t, f/t). In my work history I always include past retail experience, but also put down my business as my current employment.
Now I've never had a hard time getting a retail job, and now I haven't heard back from a single one I've applied at. I have probably 15 applications out there, just in retail (I've got more apps in non-retail, businesses). So I'm left wondering if being a business owner, or a failed business owner is some kind of red flag for potential employers out there, and what if anything I can do to correct it. Because I'm guessing leaving it off the applications will also hurt me, having a big gap, of no employment from my last job to this one.
Help me H and A, you're my only hope.
Whether they find a life there or not, I think Jupiter should be called an enemy planet.