Hi, I am a 35 year old stay at home mom. I've only worked for 2 years in my life. I didn't go to college because I gave birth when I was 20. My husband didn't want me to get a job. He works as a business consultant for a large corporation, and supports me financially. Now I am so disappointed that I listened to him.
I have a 15 year old daughter, a 14 year old son, and an 11 year old daughter. I am already tired of staying at home
with my children. I want to work full time as a data entry clerk or a home attendant. I also want to go to college to study education. I'd like to become an elementary school teacher. Am I too old now to get a full time job and take classes at night? Who will hire a stay-at-home mom with no experience? Has anyone here been in my situation?
If no one will hire me due to my age, can I just work for my husband's company?
Answer by beckcorc at 2:05 PM on Jul. 10, 2010
First of all, I suggest you read this article: How to Find Work Experience as a Stay at Home Mom
Second, no, it's never too late to go to college.
Third, if you are experienced at typing, I see no reason why you couldn't get a job doing data entry. You could also qualify to work at a call center. They are mostly looking for good typing skills and phone skills. Show me any mother that isn't experienced in using the phone! LOL! Read the article, I am sure you can put together a fantastic Resume. You just have to be creative.
Answer by m-avi at 2:05 PM on Jul. 10, 2010
Answer by Cochise at 2:08 PM on Jul. 10, 2010
It is never too late. It is wonderful that you were able to be a SAHM and now it's time to do something for you. My favorite thing ever put on a resume is "domestic engineer". In other words a woman who runs the home. Sell your strengths. You kept a family of 5 running and that requires organization, being on time, flexibility and the ability to be a quick learner. Jobs are all about being confident, selling your strengths, and being in the right place at the right time. I also believe it has a lot to do with who you know and networking. It is never too late to take classes and strive to teach. You can substitute and volunteer in classrooms. Ask teachers for letters of recommendations from your children's teachers in the past. Believe in yourself!! Talk to a counselor at a local college and tell them about your wishes. They will point you in the right direction. YOU can do it!! :)
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