I've just relocated and in need of a job. I've been a SAHM for way too many years, with a little bit of part time work but I'm still not sure where to start. I don't really have anything that I can put on a resume, I don't have any schooling to speak of so that's not going to help.
I really, really don't want to work fast food. I'm thinking a temp agency might be a good place to start, has anyone ever worked for one? I had a friend that did that a few years ago, but she said unless I had been trained on a bunch of different office systems &/or machines...they wouldn't hire me.
I have done some retail, nothing on commision though..and not interested in that sort of work.
If I could, I'd love to go to school, but for now I need work to save up some cash.
Any help would be greatly appreciated...and if you're in Jacksonville, FL and in need of a new employee...lol contact me! ;p
Answer by KTMOM at 11:29 AM on Jul. 11, 2010
Answer by elizabr at 11:49 AM on Jul. 11, 2010
Answer by NicoR at 11:51 AM on Jul. 11, 2010
Answer by britni11 at 6:00 PM on Jul. 11, 2010
Stay at home moms have lots of skills and experiences that employers value: time management, logistics, budgeting, etc. Chances are, you have done some volunteer work, too.
You may need to hold your nose, and take a job that doesn't interest you; you need to rebuild your professional network, and get some current job experience.
You should contact a community college, and take Microsoft Office classes, especially Word, Excel and Powerpoint; also take at least one bookkeeping class. This combination will make you incredibly marketable.
There are more great tips and resources in the CafeMom Job Hunting Moms group: http://www.cafemom.com/group/102837
Answer by rkoloms at 6:02 PM on Jul. 11, 2010