APPENDIX B

A Special Note to Homemakers

Regardless of gender, if you are returning to paid work or seeking paid work for the first time, you may think you don’t have the skills needed to thrive in today’s competitive job market.

Hmm … let’s look at the facts. Homemakers have many skills to offer. Smart employers look beyond paid work to any evidence of transferable skills. Here is a sample position description/blurb (much larger than is appropriate for an actual résumé) containing many examples of action statements for homemakers. Each action statement gives the reader specific evidence of transferable skills. Use these examples as food for thought as you craft your own action statements unique to you.

On an 8½ × 11-inch résumé page with one-inch ...

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