You can achieve what you believe

ask the expert banner

Should I mention I worked for a family owned business?

by Donna
(Orlando, FL)

The past 30 years I have worked for 3 companies that are family owned. Should I mention that under each work experience on my resume?

ANSWER: I'm not sure I understand why you are asking this. It doesn't seem relevant to me in any way to a job search, but perhaps there is some benefit or skill you hope to communicate by sharing that?

If you can give me more information, I will try to give a more valuable answer... Kathi

Comments for Should I mention I worked for a family owned business?

Click here to add your own comments

Nov 11, 2015
fantastic site NEW
by: abbie

Fantastic Site. Take a look on professional business plans from UK site to help your business grow.
Business Plan Strategy & Writing

Sep 08, 2015
asddsasda NEW
by: Anonymous

Ces sacs de sortie de Michael Kors sont utiles parce qu'ils ont une résistance suffisante et ils sont à portée de main pour les personnes à porter. La réflexion sur les points ci-dessus va trouver assez d'intérêt pour l'achat de ces sacs Tag Heuer [url=]replique montre[/url]

Aug 17, 2015
Education Trust NEW
by: Anonymous

Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana - Ambala, erstwhile known as Maharishi Markandeshwar Education Trust was founded with the objective of social, educational and economic upliftment of society in the year 1993, in the name of Lord Shiva's devotee, "Maharishi Markandeshwar Ji.
University in Haryana
Best Placement Opportunities
M tech college in haryana
Diploma in Medical Lab Technology
Engineering college in north India

Aug 14, 2015
Mody School is an exclusively NEW
by: Anonymous

Mody School is an exclusively girls' English medium residential school from classes III to XII affiliated to the CBSE, New Delhi. Established in 1988 by Shri Rajendra Prasad Ji Mody, Our Guiding Spirit & Chairman BOG, the School produces individuals with a global outlook.
List of CBSE affiliated school

Aug 13, 2015
Don't Add It!! NEW
by: Jack Sauire

I don't think that you should be mentioning that. This is because the employer might not feel safe with you. What I mean is aural training that, he might even thing that you may not stay in the company for long as you might take up your family business again.

Aug 06, 2015
writing services NEW
by: Anonymous

Honestly speaking. the answer is yes. You should mention your work experience and including your family owned business. I have done the same for my resume. The employer may value your honesty.

Jul 21, 2015
OPJS University has been NEW
by: Anonymous

OPJS University has been established in the year 2013, by an Act (Act No. 19 of 2008) Act No.-16 of 2013, of the Rajasthan State Legislature
and is approved under section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956 vested with the authority to award Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates.
Phd admission
Best university for Phd programs

Jul 20, 2015
impart quality education NEW
by: Anonymous

DTC strives to impart quality education to transform students to become dynamic in their approach, thinking, attitude & life style.DTC always tries to improve learning process as a Centre of excellence.
Engineering college in bahadurgarh
B Tech placement in Delhi ncr
Best engineering college in haryana NCR
MBA admission 2015 Delhi NCR

Jul 07, 2015
Interesting topic NEW
by: Anonymous

Interesting topic shown here, i am now working on it regularly here and would say keep the future posts like this continuously.
MacBook pro dealers in Delhi
iMac service center in Delhi
Graphics automation

Jul 03, 2015
Informative!!!!!!! NEW
by: Keron

I think it is better to you mentioning that you have worked for a family owned business. Sometimes it will be helpful when you have considered when they ask your experience. So I recommend you to include this factor. hawaii tech support

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Miscellaneous Job Questions for Ask the Expert.

For "Ask the Expert" question categories, follow these links:

Resume Questions Other Questions:

Share YOUR job hunting horror stories with our readers!

Here are some more pages you might be interested in...

Search This Site:

Site Sponsors

See our Advertising Policy


Need help making a professional resume? Check out this fabulous online resume builder!

Click here to get professional resume help online

Job Seekers'
Power Pack!

job seekers power pack picture

Grab your copy of these 5 concise reports about every aspect of the job hunt. Don't miss this opportunity to change your life for the better!

Check it out NOW

Please, help this site continue running by donating $5.00

Keep Up to Date

Follow us on our Facebook Fan Page Follow our updates on Twitter
Subscribe to my careers blog Subscribe to our site changes in your feed reader

Learning Library

[?] Subscribe To This Site

follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines