When tough financial times hit home, one-income households can sometimes use a temporary boost to help them make ends meet. Homemakers often find themselves scrambling to update their resumes, but they frequently don't know where to start.
In this article, we're going to focus on resumes for homemakers. As part of that process, we're going to talk about the three styles of resumes in use today. We'll also explain why the functional style is usually the best choice for homemakers. Finally, we're going to provide some practical examples, including a resume that can be downloaded free of charge.
Resume Styles for Homemakers
There are three main styles of resumes in use today: functional, chronological, and combination. Each of these resume styles has its strengths and weaknesses as listed below.
The working assumption here is the homemaker (housewife or househusband) has been out of the working world for quite some time, or is looking for their first job. Since the layout of the functional resume does not emphasize past employment, this style is a good match for homemakers.
The list below outlines the various sections of the functional resume. When composing the document, the first draft should consider the following:
Before circulating a resume, make sure that it's as close to perfect as possible. Some of the other articles on this website that may be helpful include:
Homemakers may have been isolated from the working world for quite some time. When putting together a resume, stick to the plan. While many working friends may offer advice on how to write a resume, their approach is usually not effective since their level of experience will be considerably different. The help needed from trusted friends includes proofreading the document to make sure there are no spelling or grammatical errors.
The sample resume constructed for homemakers is in the functional resume style that's been modified to accommodate the suggestions made in the above paragraphs. The following is a link to a downloadable Word document in the functional format: Homemaker Resume.
Finally, a resume can be thought of as an advertisement for someone's professional services. That's why it's critical to place the important information early in the document. This is exactly what happens when homemakers use a functional style resume.
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