divorce360.com provides help, advice and community for people
contemplating, going through or recovering from divorce and the issues around it,
including separation, divorce laws, spousal support and emotional issues.


Find divorce professionals in your area

Find lawyers
Find financial professionals
Find coaches
You can search for Answers by tag here:

Invite Others
Invite friends and family to join you on d360! - Click here
where do I start
Our checklists are a great place to start. Or, get a quick review of your state's divorce laws with our Legal Cheat Sheet.
  Posted to group - What do i do now    <<Previous    Next>>

Excellent Resume Examples for Former Stay at Home Moms?

Any stay at home moms out there who are going thru or have been thru finding a job after a number of years?
Happen to have or know where to find EXCELLENT examples of Stay at Home Mom resumes?

by RosebudPearl   19 Posts 
Posted on 11/1/2012 11:03 AM
Get AlertsGet Alerts!
Sent to Friendsend to friend

Tags: stay , home , resume ,

Answers for "Excellent Resume Examples for Former Stay at Home Moms?"  (4) (You must be logged in to answer)

I agree with Iam.  I went to the local unemployment agency and they helped me with my resume.   I was suprised at the suggestions.   Resume trends are much different than 10 years ago.   The service was free.      


by haboo   1075 Posts
Posted on 11/1/2012 11:30 PM

My advice, don't do a date-centric resume, do a skill-centric one. 


Most resumes read like a timeline...your headers should be skills:  Flexibility, Organization, Persistence, Commitment, Innovation, etc.


Then give a brief blip of how you demonstrate each quality.

by Iam   7316 Posts
Posted on 11/1/2012 7:54 PM

I was a SAHM mom for a while, too. There are a couple of other gaps in my work experience as a consequence of being a military wife. It's really not much of a reason for concern as long as you can explain the gaps with something other than that you had to serve time in the "big house."

One of the military-ordered moves was in the middle of the school year, to a place where sub pay was not enough to afford the second car we'd need. I had personal reasons for being a SAHM, but I gave them the economic reasons - day care for two kids in diapers and having to buy a second car would have cost all of my take-home pay and my ex had a good job with benefits.We were better off, financially, if I stayed home, wrangled the kids (including providing the kind of experiences the older one would have had in pre-school), washed cloth diapers, cooked from scratch and grew vegetables. 

I did volunteer work while I was a SAHM - and included that on my resume. Teaching Sunday School, coordinating volunteers for the Children's Ministry, being a class mother, and teaching knitting as part of an enrichment program in our neighborhood school were a few of the things that I could arrange around my family while I was out of the paid workforce. The person who hired me for my first job when I re-entered the workforce was favorably impressed by those activities.

If your school has a program for "nontraditional students." they can certainly point you on the direction of someone who can help you with your resume - the best part is that you've paid for the service with your tuition. Take full advantage of that!

We're here for you.
by NotJulieG   3319 Posts
Posted on 11/1/2012 12:13 PM

Rose, I was a SAHM for 8 years and went back to work in February because of the divorce. Do you have working friends or family who could review a resume for you? I considered myself pretty good at resume writing (I critiqued resumes for college students while I was a student - but that was a long time ago), but a friend offered her husband's services and he was able to revamp my resume a little bit. It's been a good 20 years since I had to write one, so his knowledge was helpful to make sure I was using updated resume techniques (since everything is done online now).


Otherwise, perhaps the local university or community college has a service that could help? If you have an alma mater (that's not far away) they may also have a program that helps alum's.


Good luck!!

by RiverTam   941 Posts
Posted on 11/1/2012 11:27 AM

Divorce360.com is not a substitute for advice from a lawyer, accountant, financial planner, therapist or other professional to obtain advice. Divorce360.com is not intended to, and should not, take the place of professional advice. The opinions expressed in the divorce360.com message boards are those of the author and the author alone. Divorce360.com does not endorse any specific product or service.

divorce Community::
popular blogs
get/give answers
I am legally separated in CA. My ex wants to refinance his sole and separate...Read Answers/share yours 

expert Q&As
Faith Therapy : Does a Separation Work?
My Husband and I Are Having Trouble. Is It a Good Idea for Us to Separate?...read more 

Stress Relief: Tips to Help after Separation
Mental Health: Overwhelmed by Changes in Household Routine. What Should I do?...read more 

About Law: Do Divorce Kits Work?
Legal: What You Should Consider When You Think About Divorcing Using a Kit...read more 

expand information center
divorce360.com's ecards
divorce focused content ::
divorce most popular ::
1. 14 Real Life Ways To Save Money
Do Divorce And Money Mix?

2. You Just Found Out They Cheated, Now What?
8 Things You May Not Know About Cheating

3. African-Americans and Marriage
African-Americans are Less Likely to Marry and More Likely to Divorce, Studies Show

4. Divorce = $100,000
Love is Grand, but When It's Gone, Divorce Can Cost More Than Twenty Grand

5. Don't Get Even...Get Mad
Yes, Anger Can Save Your Relationship. Here's How.