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how do i fill out an app. after being a sahm for 7 years??

i understand all of it, i was just wondering what you think is the best way to go about explaining the duties and expectations, company name, supervisor, etc.
i have been a sahm for 7 years and want to get back into the workplace, but don't really have any other employment history to mention. i don't know what to do

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wesleys_mama

Asked by wesleys_mama at 3:10 PM on Apr. 15, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Do you have any volunteer work, you can include that! Otherwise, you don't really fill in that stuff if you haven't had a job.
    prettyrayray

    Answer by prettyrayray at 3:11 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • go to the employment office maybe they can help you there might be organzations to that can help you fined a job good luck
    DeborahElder

    Answer by DeborahElder at 3:15 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • that's the point though, being a sahm is a full time job. in fact the average sahm works 52 hours of overtime every week. no body is going to call me back if i leave that section compleately blank. i have lots of experience in project, money and time managment, just by running a household.

    wesleys_mama

    Answer by wesleys_mama at 3:16 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • Are you computer savvy with Excel; Access; Powerpoint software? If you are put that in there and if not take some classes at a community college. Remember you are selling yourself.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:24 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • I am not quite sure you can put SAHM on an application. You have to word it really carefully. Maybe you could put you were a domestic engineer, IDK. Never been a SAHM and I've had only one job in my adult life.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • Most employers wamt some kind of work history.Do you want to work outside the home?why not work for yourself at home. http://www.FreedomAtHomeTeam.com/sbrement.
    Tia23sb

    Answer by Tia23sb at 7:58 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • If you ever held a job before then get in touch with those past supervisor's and ask them if you can use them for a recommendation. You can say that you took time off to care for your children and that while you were running your home you kept your skills sharp by doing A, B, C...or you learned new skills like X, Y, Z. This is why it's so important for women to keep their networking contacts current when they become SAHMs.
    mizkaye

    Answer by mizkaye at 1:44 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

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