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.
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.
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.
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