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How to explain a break of 9 years to raise children?

by Lisa
(York, PA)

Would appreciate Professional attention-getting "key phrases" to explain my gap. I had worked in Pharmaceutical Sales for 11 years and decided to stay home and raise my two infants.

While raising kids was involved in chairing major fundraiser for volunteer/non-profit organization, on fundraising committee for another non-profit; volunteered extensively in children's elementary school, as well as bringing Junior Achievement lessons to 1st and 2nd graders.

Answer: I'd list those activities you mention above in the work history area of your resume, to show what you were doing while unemployed. I don't have time to write your resume for you; I'm sorry; but take the phrases you've listed above and make them quantifiable. When you chaired the fundraiser, how much money were you responsible for raising? Likewise for the nonprofit fundraising committee? When volunteering at the school, what did you do and how often? Results?

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