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Dave Hubbard's Relaunch Success Story

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Relauncher Success Story

Staying in touch with his former employer led to Dave Hubbard’s return to the job he had prior to his career break. Interestingly however, his five years as a stay-at-home-dad was a distinguishing feature in his background that resulted in being approached by with professional opportunities.

I spent five years at home full time with my child. I organized a group of at home dads who met on a regular basis and was also the Co-Chair of the Stow Area Parents Network during that time. I returned to the exact job I left: Director of Government Contracts at DSD Laboratories, Inc. (DSD). I wasn't expecting to return to my former employer, but I had kept in touch with DSD's Chief Financial Officer, and once I put my resume out there, they approached me with an offer I couldn't refuse. 

I have a short commute, flexible hours, and a great vacation allowance. Interestingly, before I was hired, recruiters who saw my resume posted on Monster approached me because they found my experience as an at home dad a distinguishing feature of my background. My return to work enabled my wife to reduce her work hours and we are enjoying a nice balance of work and family time.

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