Ok, I need some job ideas. I have no formal schooling after high school, I've been a stay at home mom for the last 3.5 years.
I need a job that pays well, has evenings and weekends free(to be with my kids after school etc...) has benefits and that any courses required can be done in 2 years.
I haven't thought about "what I want to be when I grow up" in a very long time and I need some help coming up with ideas and options.
SAHMs have many skills that employers value: logistics, time management, budgeting, etc. Take Microsoft office classes at a community college, especially Word, Excel and Powerpoint; take at least one bookkeeping class.
.You can find great tips in the CafeMom Job Hunting Moms group: http://www.cafemom.com/group/jobhuntingmoms
Answer by rkoloms at 9:46 PM on Jul. 21, 2010
To say you have had no formal training, I would say look at your success as a Mom. You managed a home, children, schooling, budget and a husband. With that said, there is also a huge need for people who will help take care of the elderly at home. There is a large franchise called "Visiting Angels". They send their workers out for a few hours a day, or whatever they request or for the need, they pay very well, they have great benefits. If you want to be around people who need you and you like taking care of a home and the beloved person who lives there, this is a great start on a great career. I depend on my care giver and know of several people much older then myself that they don't want to teach how to wash dishes, take out the garbage, make a meal. I hear so many stories about an 'Angel' who has to taught the very basics. I hope this helps. Good Luck.
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