Anita Jacquet
over 6 months ago
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I need some serious advice on how to make my resume a potential employer won't toss into the trash because of my work history. I spent most of my adult life raising a daughter who was born with cerebral palsy by myself. No support except state pay childcare and financial assistance, and back then (she's 18 now) daycare workers weren't trained to work with dd children and when they had trouble with dealing with her, they would call me prety frequently at work to pick her up, which created lots of attendance issues and lots of pressure to either stay at work and keep my job but lose my child to CPS or go pick her up and lose my job. So what I need to know is how do I get the employers to look past my start and end dates and look at what I did and how I contributed?

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Marijoy Bertolini

Hi Anita, I think your written summary is terrific! It's a great start... my suggestion going forward is to add some of your experiences into your work history and label them as volunteer. Use examples that relate to the job you're interested in. (For example, give examples of organization if you're looking for an administrative job, networking & organizing people if you want recruiting, etc.) If the examples are on-point, a hiring manager is very likely to pay attention. Then you can explain about your family commitments during the interview process.

Good luck! Marijoy

Hi Anita, I think your written summary is terrific! It's a great start... my suggestion going forward is to add some of your experiences into your work history and label them as volunteer. Use examples that relate to the job you're interested in. (For example, give examples of organization if you're looking for an administrative job, networking & organizing people if you want recruiting, etc.) If the examples are on-point, a hiring manager is very likely to pay attention. Then you can explain about your family commitments during the interview process.

Good luck! Marijoy

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Donald Croke

Have you ever considered working as a Home Health Aide? I think your personal background, experience, and skills learned supporting your daughter over the years would make you an awesome candidate for this type of job. I attended a Healthcare job fair last week looking for flexible job opportunities for someone with no experience and a recruiter mentioned the Home Health Care jobs. You dictate your schedule and the amount of hours you want to work each week. Most jobs offer weekly paycheck and there's minimal training required. There's a big demand for workers in this area right now and you can work as many hours as you want. Start a job search for 'Home Health Aides' in your zip code area then check out your local Red Cross for training and certification information. This might be a good opportunity for you.

Have you ever considered working as a Home Health Aide? I think your personal background, experience, and skills learned supporting your daughter over the years would make you an awesome candidate for this type of job. I attended a Healthcare job fair last week looking for flexible job opportunities for someone with no experience and a recruiter mentioned the Home Health Care jobs. You dictate your schedule and the amount of hours you want to work each week. Most jobs offer weekly paycheck and there's minimal training required. There's a big demand for workers in this area right now and you can work as many hours as you want. Start a job search for 'Home Health Aides' in your zip code area then check out your local Red Cross for training and certification information. This might be a good opportunity for you.

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cori grixby

Hi, I think Marijoy gave you some really good advice. I am a caregiver who didn't have much of a work history so I made my resume off of my experience and volunteer work, I also added a homemaker to my resume because the duties I would perform at home. My job is hiring for more caregivers with the exception of a little experience something I think you would qualify for. I would like to know if you're here in Omaha, Ne. If so email me at c.grixby00@gmail.Com and I can give you a little more info about my job and what I do there good with flexibility. Other than that my advice as well as the others is some pretty good advice. Thanks for viewing my comment feel free to email.

Hi, I think Marijoy gave you some really good advice. I am a caregiver who didn't have much of a work history so I made my resume off of my experience and volunteer work, I also added a homemaker to my resume because the duties I would perform at home. My job is hiring for more caregivers with the exception of a little experience something I think you would qualify for. I would like to know if you're here in Omaha, Ne. If so email me at c.grixby00@gmail.Com and I can give you a little more info about my job and what I do there good with flexibility. Other than that my advice as well as the others is some pretty good advice. Thanks for viewing my comment feel free to email.

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Maria Palamarchuk

Resumes do not touch human hands initially. They are screened electronically for words, degrees, etc. I assume you are not just entering the workforce so stay away for chronological resume form. Group your positions and skills and your target is to get a face to face interview. You can explain then the gaps and also don't forget to say this will not be a problem in the future should you get the position.

Resumes do not touch human hands initially. They are screened electronically for words, degrees, etc. I assume you are not just entering the workforce so stay away for chronological resume form. Group your positions and skills and your target is to get a face to face interview. You can explain then the gaps and also don't forget to say this will not be a problem in the future should you get the position.

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