Did any stay at home moms have a hard time entering the work force after years of being home with the kids?

Nelly - posted on 12/17/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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What was your experience in the job hunt after years of not being in the job market? Where you able to find a job or not? I'm worried of not being able to find a professional job after taking off a few years to be a stay at home mom.

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Carrie - posted on 12/18/2011

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Yes, I have been unemployed for 10 years now. Before that I was in banking for 10 years. My youngest is in kinder now and things are very tight, so I have been looking and looking. It is very discouraging, especially because EVERYTHING is to be applied for online. I have been looking now for a few months and haven't received one call back.

Karla - posted on 12/17/2011

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Yes, but I was technically employed by my husbands business as an office worker, and I did volunteer work. I think those two things helped my resume look better than without them. If you have done any volunteer work during that time, or organized any playgroups, etc. I would include that. I got a part time job rather quickly, but later looked for FT and it took much longer to find something.
Good luck.

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