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How Do I Account for 16 Years of Self Employment?

by Chris
(Alma, MI, USA)

I have been out of the factory job market for 16 years. In that time, I have been buying homes and renting them. We have lost the homes due to foreclosure in the last year.

I am trying to get a job at a local factory that fills ink cartridges for printers. What do I put on my resume? I've worked in the factory setting before, machining and production.

Please help me.

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Feb 04, 2009
Transferable Skills Are the Answer
by: Kathi

When you want to get a job in a field where you lack experience, or recent experience, then it helps to look at what you have been doing recently.

What skills did your real estate business give you that would be useful in a factory job? Things like communication skills, attention to detail, and work ethic are examples.

You can also list the jobs you held in factories in the past. Though distant at this point, the experience gained there may still be useful.

To your success,

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