Stay at home mums have no workplace experience? I beg to differ!
The internet is full of articles helpfully advising us on correct Curriculum Vitae (CV) etiquette.
The Curriculum Vitae of a SAHM
BUT I was thinking today about how I might update my Curriculum Vitae. Technically speaking, I have been unemployed for the last 6 years. I have been at home with my children.
It’s not that I’m looking for a job right now. But I was just pondering what I would put in my supposed 6 year ‘gap in employment’ since I’ve been at home with the girls. Maybe I’m being too harsh but I can’t help feeling that most employers would look at the ‘full time mum’ heading and think something along the lines of “but what actual experience have you got in the workplace?” So I’ve come up with some alternative job titles that I could use.
It has always vexed me why child minding is considered a proper, full time job EXCEPT when the children you are looking after are your own. I essentially do everything that a child minder does but without getting paid for it.
Whatever my children are struggling with academically, from naming colours to multiplying fractions, I am their personal teacher. I think up creative, tailor-made activities to engage them so that they can walk back into school, confident that they are up to par with the rest of the class.
… To be continued…
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