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you think you should be able to put sahm on app?

Posted by on Jan. 14, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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lezgirl0109
by on Jan. 14, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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RhondaVeggie
by on Jan. 14, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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Like a job application? Of course you should. They basically want to know what you've been doing for the past several years.
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xomrs.chase
by on Jan. 14, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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For a child care job? Maybe

Otherwise- no. It takes energy and patience, sure- but being a sahm doesn't build job experience.

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by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 14, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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Is it really that difficult to type out "application"?
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-Strawberry-
by on Jan. 14, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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I don't think so, but I do think employers should have more of an understanding view when you tell them you have been a SAHM. 

doodasmomma
by Anita on Jan. 14, 2012 at 10:47 AM

 On every job application I have filled out, they want to know why there isn't job information when you don't have a paying job. So, you kind of have to. If you have a huge gap you don't explain they will get curious as to why.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 14, 2012 at 10:49 AM
I work in HR and if someone put SAHM as employment I would disregard it because it's not applicable. Maybe for child care but even then it's not a paying job.
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Newmom8912
by Platinum Member on Jan. 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM
I've never heard of it I was curious
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heybooboo
by Gold Member on Jan. 14, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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I made it a point to explain the 11 year gap on my resume with the fact that I was a SAHM.  I usually disclosed that information in the Cover Letter. 

I also made it a point to stay active with in the community while a SAHM.  I volunteered and built up my references.  I had quite a bit of experience I was able to put onto my resume, even with being a SAHM.

MamatoKy
by Platinum Member on Jan. 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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No it's not a job!!!!! It's is your responsibility as a wife a mother stepmom to do those things. If a potential employer asks then yes inform them that you stayed at home. As an application looker througher for the company I work for. My boss tends to weed out the.ones who use stay at home mom as a job. Bc he doesn't see it as a job. And neither do I.
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