Job Hunting

Job Hunting

I've decided to look for a job.

Yep, it's time to get back into the old work force and start adding a little bit of extra money to the family coffers.

So tonight I started to put together a resume.

My resume looks pretty enough, but if you actually read it through you'll find there's sort of a big huge enormous gap in it.

The cause?

I've been a stay at home Mom for eleven years.

I've done some writing work, but I must say when I put it on paper the whole thing looks a little bit uh, sparse.

Now I know I've been pretty busy in those years – we've lived in three different countries, we moved six times, and I've raised three pretty terrific kids. I've been more than busy.

But on paper? It doesn't look quite as impressive as it sounds when I talk about it.

So, I'm off to search the internet to try and find suggestions on how to make all these child rearing, busy moving years look impressive on a resume.

Or not.

I see that the local paper needs delivery people, maybe I'll start there. I wonder if I can still throw a newspaper hard enough to hit a front door from the street.

That might be fun and if I did that at least I wouldn't have to dress up.

Oh, does one still wear suits to interviews? Assuming of course that I can get one. I guess I should google/look that up too. Humph.

This should be an interesting adventure. I'll keep you posted.

10 thoughts on “Job Hunting

  1. Good luck! Would it be worth it to go to some sort of career counselling thingy? That wasn’t much help, though was it? I have a friend who had been home for 8 years and she just got a great job, she did temp work for a year to build up her skills.

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  2. The “homemaker” job description doesn’t need to be explained on your resume. It is what it is. You can list any committees that you were involved in through their schools to show you were still active in a professional setting.
    Bring your res with you tonight…we can critique it with you…

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  3. Good luck! There is a recruiter in my area called Women at Work. They offer a number of paid resources, but their Web site offers a few free resources as well.

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  4. I hear you! Stay at home mom for 11 years here… need to get a job and make some money too. Right now, I’m looking for part time (so I don’t have to pay for daycare yet)…ahem. The pickings are slim with seasonal offerings down and the unemployed ranks very high!
    Good luck, definitely let us know any tricks or tips you pick up! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. By the time my youngest starts school, I’ll have been out of work for 10 years. I’m so worried about being unemployable. Please keep us up to date on your progress, and any advice you might have!

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  6. This is my biggest fear! I am so afraid that my time at home will hurt me when I have to go out them and get a job. Then I look at my mother, who stayed home for almost 18 years…and though it took some time, she has a thriving career ๐Ÿ™‚ There are plenty of people who serve on interview committees who have either been stay at home mom’s or who have had wives that have stayed home. They understand how precious that time is…I am sure you will be fine! Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

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