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Thank you for selecting my answer, Linda.
I have a hard time with being told it is "too cutesy" to list Motherhood on a resume. I agree with you that it's work that we choose how we want to handle, however, being out of the work force outside of the home makes it a lot trickier to get back.
Some times, it will be the hardest task, a women could do ever. So, I can agree with your words on how they handles it.
In many cases, Mothers have to handle the family budget along with so many other responsibilities.
Perhaps some day they'll consider parenting skills and classes worthy of
Maybe then it will be considered great job experience.
Linda, mothers have been on the planet since the birth of mankind. If it hasn't received that type of respect in the career/business world it's unlikely to ever be valued very high in corporate America.
Really, I think that finding work following being out of the "workforce" depends on the individual. It's the resume part that is more my issue. And, sincere congratulations on getting your job outside of the home!
I don't have it anymore and am in the same boat again. Except this time my sons are older. I worked some nights doing retail, to put something on my resume.Then I found Reiki. Hard to make a living at times but I love what I am doing.
It's really something to me how tricky it has become to get work by sending in apps and resumes without having prior connections. It leaves many of us scrambling to find whatever we can.
I have a strong faith, and believe everything happens for a reason.So, I see it like, I am where I am supposed to be.
And we are definitely on the same page!
Perhaps references could stand for a whole lot in the hiring of Mothers just like in other jobs. Teachers, doctors, friends...strong recommendations are worth a lot in every facet of life.
True but I still say to get a anyone the be bold enough to insult a mother on her mothering skills is brave.
For dashingscorpio: Men are now involved moreso in child rearing in America than ever. To me, that's a huge change in how Motherhood may be respected. Men have led in the working world for generations and generations. Times have changed.
Linda I agree many men are more active in raising their children but few if any would suggest they be hired for a job because their fathering skills.
It is the most respectable job to do in my opinion as well Linda. The most rewarding as well. - God pays better than any company ever could ;)
Some women opt not to accept the responsibility of being a mother. Are they still viewed as skilled in mothering when they put the title of "Mother" on their resume? The skills of mothering, in my opinion, go beyond the act of having a baby.
No because I don't believe they should put it on their resume in the first place. If you don't accept responsibility for your child I doubt your going to have custody for long and without accepting responsibility they will never develop skills.
Sadly, some mothers still have custody of their children and aren't treating them responsibly. They could still include "Motherhood" as a skill on a resume and not be questioned or if they were, character witnesses for mothering would get tricky.
Exactly why it's likely that employers won't except it on a resume. It would be very hard verify the credentials.