Why is it difficult for stay at home moms to find jobs?
I have been a sty at home military wife for the last 4 yrs. i am currently going through a divorce and recently moved back to NE with my parents. I am a full time college student and single mother. Money is tight and I need to find a job, possibly one in finance bc that is my major. After filling out several applications, nobody has responded. Why? My impression is that they see the lapse in employment over the last 4 yrs. and assume the worst, taking into consideration my young age(24). Any tips on how to get the first interview and when i do get the first interview how do i approach/explain the lapse in employment while chalking up the skills and experiences that i have that would make me great for the position?
Asked By: kristina e - 1/9/2007
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First of all if you don't hear from them, then you need to call them. You should keep bugging them until you get a response, whether it be positive or negative. Then you would know. You need to put on your resume under job experience the years that you devoted to being a stay at home mom. Example: 2003-2007 Stay at... More
Answered By: teashy - 1/9/2007
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Did you do any volunteer work in that time? You could possibly list that. For the time being you may just have to "settle" on a job that is not in finance. Just keep writing those resumes and filling out applications. Good Luck! I know that it is hard, just hang in there. I have gone through similar experiences being a... More
Answered By: suz' - 1/9/2007
You have to continue applying for jobs. Once I went on 17 interviews and on the 18 th interview I got the job. Write yourself a nice resume, include your skills. Being a single mom is a hard job, you are doing it. This tells me you are very talented.
Answered By: brenda29 - 1/9/2007
Yes, it some tough competition out. You have to make sure to sale yourself during these interviews. I would post my resume on jobsites and temporary service agents website. The sites I would recommend are monster, careerbuilder, hotjobs, dice, computerjobs.com, and I would try these sites out... More
Answered By: Curly Sue - 1/9/2007
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