Does anyone have any creative ideas to get around the fact that I have been a stay at home mom for 5 years?? I hardly think if my clinical skills are irrelevant as many say, that listing "Homemaker" will help... I have massive holes in my resume because of circumstances, not that I wanted to leave jobs for the most part. I'm also only 25, and I don't feel I should list short term jobs from before I was 18...I spent all of nursing school
trying to obtain employment, as I was relegated to being a Single stay at home mom on my first day of nursing school when my husband decided he didn't want me to be anything other than a homemaker. I never managed to find anything other than a temp seasonal gig that I was asked to return to in the next year. Here's my entire work history I will keep it short and sweet with brief descriptions of what I did.
March 2012 - May 2012 & March 2011 - May 2011 - Field Service Representative
merchandising, reporting, customer service, employee training, negotiations with management for product placement, built displays
(Only left due to it's a seasonal only position)
August 2007 - Present - "Homemaker"
March 2007 - August 2007 - - Field Service Representative
merchandising, project execution, shelf edge services, customer service, reporting
(Left due to complicated pregnancy, was in school full time and working full time at this point, had to stop work due to Hyperemesis Gravidarum, luckily school was mostly online except for 1 class - this began my unintended "Homemaker" career):icon_roll
March 2006 - March 2006 - - Dispatch Assistant
Dispatch, scheduling, general office/clerical, process reimbursements, phone tending
( Left because was offered better job that was closer to home & paid more)
The rest of this is before/right after I turned 18 and was still honestly quite "teenager" stupid
January 2005 - April 2005 Sales Associate @ National Home improvement store
sales, stock, daily packdown
(was fired due to a "no call, no show" - I was in the hospital. When I showed them proof of my hospitalization, they told me I had never been transitioned to a permanent position and that they did not care where I was, they had no responsibilty to keep me)
March 2004 - June 2004 Assistant Lead @ Famous theme park
managed and scheduled employees in absence of Lead, completed ride throughput reports, guest service, and attraction operation
(At this point in my life I had dropped out of high school after being kicked out of my parent's house and was supporting myself with this job, I quit to go back to school & get my high school diploma)
I'm a mess I know. I have had a hard life, but I made it through so far - now I am drowning in debt for my schooling and being told that my clinical experiences in school don't count as experience... HELP please!