A Friend Writes:
After spending many years at home raising and homeschooling 8 children, I have decided to get a job. I have no “real” work experience, no degree (but I’ve been through high school 5 times with my children!) and no special skills. I am familiar enough with computer programs that I think I would do well in an office setting, but my dilemma is: how do I put together a resume using what I have done at home? I have been watching the employment ads for office positions and they all seem to call for things like strong customer service and communication skills, good organization, detail oriented, and the ability to multi-task. All of these skills are used in the home, but how do I transfer that to a resume? Does anybody have any tips, examples or websites that could help?
Let’s hear it, ladies. We all know mothers at home are highly skilled and dedicated workers. How can this hard-working mom put that kind of experience to paper?