Aug 05, 2018 - 02:48 PM
If you want a nanny or babysitting job, then mentioning your experience as a stay-at-home parent can be useful. You can list the responsibilities you had at the house from cooking meals to cleaning. You should also list any volunteer experience you had as a parent, such as being part of a school’s PTA. Do not dress up your experience. Write "Stay-at-Home Parent" instead of "Family CEO" or something similarly creative.
If you apply for any other position, then there really is no need to include your time as a stay-at-home mom on your resume. You can simply list what job experiences you had before you became a mother. There is no need to explain the gap in employment on the resume. Save that information for the interview.
Apr 25, 2019 - 02:10 PM
For example, if you’re seeking a teaching role, then the coaching experience you received coaching your daughter's soccer club for several years could be an asset. Or, if you're applying for a job requiring marketing or sales, then the experience you gained fundraising for a new community gym will be valuable. You can also focus on your professional development by noting memberships to industry organizations, conference participation, professional certifications, or the blog you started on the side that's tied to your industry.
When listing any activities, don’t embellish and try to make "doing laundry" appear as if you directed other staff in cleaning duties – employers understand that you stayed home to care for your family. Still, they want to see some sort of professional development. If you don’t have any, begin volunteering or developing a consulting business so that you can show experience in something like budgeting, marketing, or working on a team.