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Should I Include My Craft Business on My Resume?

by Anonymous

I was laid off from my job almost a year ago. While looking for employment, I have tried to make the most of my time by designing, sewing, dying and selling eco-friendly clothing online at I have done quite well at it.

Should I mention this at the bottom of my resume, maybe under "Interests" to show that I am self motivated and haven't just been lounging for the past year??

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Sep 23, 2009
by: Kathi

I would absolutely include your craft business on your resume, but I would put it up front and center at the top of your employment history section. List yourself as "self-employed". Give yourself credit for all of those activities you mention... they're significant. You're a successful business person AND you won't have an employment gap to explain away.

To your success,

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