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How do I prepare a resume when I have been a stay at home mom and I am currently completing my degree?

I am wanting to apply for a Safety Rep position, but I am still trying to complete my degree in the meantime. I have been a stay at home mom for the last 9 years. My last job was in 1997- I currently handle all of my husbands company finances and paperwork for the last year.

Asked By: safetyminded - 4/26/2006
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Resumes are extremely important, contrary to one answer. And I agree with the others, Homemaker is a very valid career. You have had to manage the household accounts, use effective time management skills, marketing research which products are best for your household, food planning and preparation, transportation... More
Answered By: smcin728 - 4/26/2006
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U lie in ur resume - no body checks on them anyways!!!
Answered By: God d**n g*****a - 4/26/2006
 
Put that in your resume. List your job title as "Homemaker". Yes, it is a valid career.
Answered By: cyanne2ak - 4/26/2006
 
cyanne is right, also use the college you go to. Chances are they have a job placement for graduates and reesume help. I know most where i live do that, it is free and a big help.
Answered By: Jesus Loves Us - 4/26/2006
 
Don't lie. If your last job relates in some way to this new job, include it definately. You don't have to write on your resume what you have been doing for the years you have been a stay at home. They will ask you. Then you can delve into that topic... More
Answered By: OTHAddict - 4/26/2006
 
I would list any schooling while you were a homemaker to show that you were trying to better yourself.It shows that you can be a mom and work hard too without motherhood being a problem.Most companies like to see people who are responsible and can juggle family around work regardless if it is school or a full time job.
Answered By: dawn71077 - 4/26/2006
 
smcin728 had a great answer, I just want to reinforce that lying is a very bad idea! When you do your resume and employers ask about the gap in employment history, tell them you were on "extended maternity leave". I had the same situation and it was accepted by every employer I interviewed with. Also, be sure to... More
Answered By: zacksmom - 4/26/2006
 
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