long time span with no work, due to being stay at home mom


I was a stay-at-home mom for 25 years. Thus, I have a large gap on my resume with no work experience.

What is the best way to deal with this, resume wise?



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Have you used your license doing volunteer work in a free clinic? Is your license current? Have you kept up your readings on the field? Have you taken courses to stay current?

I think you might want to check into finding a local workforce center for help. Here's a vid about someone with a similar large gap: Meet Laurie – Single Mom with Large Gaps in Resume | Jobs and educational information

Some general articles about the subject:

Resume Writing: How to handle big gaps between jobs

Ask a Resume Writer: What About a Big Job Gap on My Resume? | Free Resume Samples, Cover Letter Samples and Tips

Unemployed? How workers can get a job despite a résumé gap - Sep. 2, 2009

7 Creative Ways to Explain Resume Gap in Work History | ResumeBucket Blog

Good luck.


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Oh, one more thing: On your application forms use the power phrase "Family commitment" for reason for leaving.