Working From Home OK On Resume?

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Working From Home OK On Resume?
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Tue, 08-18-2009 - 11:38am
I just signed up with Avon. I'm wanting to know if this is something that I can (or should) put on my resume? I'm a stay at home mom of two little girls, haven't worked since July '05 when I was pregnant with my first child.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 08-19-2009 - 9:49am

I believe the answer is yes but with a twist. I believe when you create the resume you need to be specific in what you did, making it applicable to the job you are apply for.

For example, if you're looking at a job that requires good communication skills, you really want to emphasize your role as a team leader and problem solver for customers.

If the job you're looking for is more administrative in nature, you'll want to emphasize the spreadsheets you kept, your knowledge of software programs etc.

As a direct sales representative you develop quite a few skills that I believe are marketable in the job market.

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Registered: 07-24-2009
Thu, 08-20-2009 - 7:50pm

Absolutely!


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Fri, 08-21-2009 - 1:09am
I would put it on there. I have not worked outside of the home since 2002, and if I decided to again, I would definitely put on my work at home experience on my resume.

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Registered: 12-17-2004
Fri, 08-21-2009 - 1:01pm

I agree that I would add it but be sure to tailor it so that it pertains to the skills that you are wanting to highlight :)

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Registered: 09-15-2009
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 11:28pm
I really don't see how working from home could negatively affect your resume. It's actually an opportunity for you to prove that you can perform well without having to go to an office and work for a job. I know a lot of interior decorators and designers who have pursued careers independently, garnering small-time clients before moving on to more bigger one. Point is, focus on the output and production that you will be making and see the wonders it will make on your resume.
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Registered: 12-17-2004
Wed, 09-16-2009 - 8:59pm
Great points :) I agree that I would build up the positives and show case your skills :)
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