resume' help...

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  1. mommix3

    mommix3 Active Member

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    I need to have a resume done up by Wednesday.. I haven't worked in 10 years and have no clue what to include on the resume' because of that.. The job is almost a guarantee. I will be working at the boys and girls club.. My bff is the coordinator and has offered it to me.. Been praying for God to open the door to a job that would be weekends off and home with hubby during the weekdays.. And a job that wouldn't interfere with me being a mom.. MY kids can go with me!! How perfect is that?? My friend had NO idea I was praying for this. Feel like it's an answer from God.. So I'm jumping on it.. So need some help.. It's a technicality that they have a resume' on file.. I honestly don't even know how to write a resume'.. So HELP!!
     
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  3. 2littleboys

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    If you've been a SAHM for 10 years, you should list that as your actual job on your resume. It will look great, especially since you're trying to get a job that deals with kids, if you list your organizational and teaching responsibilities as a mom, just as you would any other responsibilities with any other "real job".

    Word has resume templates built in, so just open one of those, fill in your information, and then (very important) have someone ELSE proof it for errors. It's easier to find someone else's mistakes than to find your own.
     
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    There's also resume templates on-line. Rachael had to send one in with one of her scholarship applications, and was at a loss, since she's never had a job (other than the occasional babysitting!) I liked, btw, your comment on the other thread about being a "domestic engineer"!!!
     
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    Well, I finished it up... That was torturous.. Seems a little on the pitiful side but hey, what can i say, the world views stay at home moms differently than what they really are.. I did make it a point to put that i am skilled in multilevel classrooms and also with non-compliant children.. LOL.. Oh and that I have experience working with kids in AWANA.. Turning it in tomorrow and will wait and see what happens :) My last job was in 2003 and it didn't last long.. I only work when it's a necessity.. Hubby and I have always had an understanding that one of us will be home raising our kiddos.. There's been times when he was Mr. Mom and I went to work.. But that was when he was injured with a crushed foot.. From 1995 til 2001 i didn't work at all and then only IF we needed it.. Which was sparse and left big gaping gaps in my resume' :/
     
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    Don't forget volunteer work any committees you headed up or helped with at church or with the homeschool groups etc. All of those things show initiative, organizational skills, and managerial skills.

    Best wishes!
     
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    That was actually information I found in the article I linked above and it goes on to say why including those things is a good thing (rationale behind things, like initiative, leadership, accomplishments etc)
     
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    This thread and messages are very old, but still I would like to add a couple of my tips. The fact is that I increasingly see similar reports from experienced people who do not know how to write a resume. And even in such cases, as described above, when a resume is a pure formality and work is guaranteed, it still must be.

    In such cases, I always advise you to apply to resume services. In my case, my resume was made in 24 hours and I did not have to spend much time to understand the peculiarities of resume writing. Also I can advise a service called Resumance. I was greatly helped by their resume writing services reviews, feedbacks and ratings. So choosing the resume website is also not difficult.
     

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