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How Do I Sell Myself Without Sounding Desperate?

Dear Experts, I am now looking for a job after one year off to take my state's bar and spend time with my two children under two. I was laid off from my previous employer. I am open to almost any type of law as long as it is in my town. I have yet to find a tactful way of saying this without seeming desperate. Or worse yet, I reveal that I am a bit overqualified for the tight-knit community. Suggestions? Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.