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How Do I Write a Resume When Returning to the Workforce?

by Anonymous

For the past 7 years I choose to stay home to rear our w children. My spouse and I have a drywall business we are self employed. Due to the American economy the business has suffered and thus I need to get a job.

I was in sales and customer service for Wal-mart and i worked for my uncles tug boat company as a secretary, and pay roll, bookkeeping and records. I'm familiar with windows pc. I currently keep up with the books, records, schedules, payroll communicate with builders and employees to keep them up to date on turn in bids and orders and job sites.

Also area runs for what's needed for the business such as tools and equipment. I communicate with the employees about problems and payroll in other words i do all the secretarial, bookkeeping, customer service for our business.

I just don't know how to put that on the resumes because I do not get a pay check for. This way my husband does not have to hire anyone for the office cause I do it all.

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Aug 10, 2009
A Job Is a Job...
by: Kathi

You need to give value to all your hard work! Whether you get paid for what you do is immaterial when it comes to a business you own. That's not a detail you ever have to reveal to a prospective employer.

What you are doing certainly qualifies as a job and I would list it as such. You can say self-employed, but still explain all the many things you do. You are not returning to the workforce... you are just asking for a job that will pay you!

Good luck,

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