If you have been at home raising and looking after your family for many years then you may lack self esteem and not think that you can find a job after so many years but it isn’t true. Many women return to work once their children are at school age or beyond because they want to do something for themselves and the extra money always comes in handy.
Before applying for any roles, look at what you have done in the past and look at how much time you have had at home and what gap in employment you are looking to fill. Have you done anything during your time at home that could be transferable into the work place?
Think of all the qualities that you have that are not directly work related such as being organised (you must be to get kids out of the door on time), patient, have good time management skills and be able to multi task to name but a few.
If you are looking for an example CV to help you on your way, please see the below example which you can use as a guide.
CV Example for Stay at Home Mom
I am a responsible person who after a period of (how long) of raising my children, I am now seeking to return to work and keen to regain a good career. (Might be an idea to put what skills or positions you are ideally looking for here).
Despite being out of my career for the length of time that I have, I have still kept up with my computer skills through (helping my husband, typing emails, documents etc) and I am also happy to re train and learn what I need to ensure that I am successful in a role that I get.
I am organized, have excellent time management skills and I am a confident communicator and enjoy working with other people.
Date to Date or To Date – JOB TITLE – Where?
In my role as (job title) I performed (what, name 2 or 3 short roles here). My main responsibilities were:
What did you do in your last job?
Any Customer Service skills, have you had face to face contact with customers or through a call centre setting?
Administration and Secretarial skills? How good are your computer skills?
Did you work in a restaurant/bar, serving customers, waiting on tables?
University, College, School – For all include titles/subjects and qualifications.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Computer skills – MS Office, Excel??? Anything relevant, industry specific packages?
Any specific training related to your course that is relevant to this role?
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
What do you like to do outside of work?
Available on request.