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Woman made a resume with 13 years of experience as a homemaker, sparking discussion

Her resume emphasized her expertise in efficiently managing her home and raising children as active skills.

Woman made a resume with 13 years of experience as a homemaker, sparking discussion
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels | cottonbro studio

Homemakers often face underestimation and a lack of appreciation for the demanding nature of their role. For mothers seeking to reenter the workforce after dedicating time to raising kids, bias becomes a common obstacle. A recent survey from Indeed revealed that nearly three-quarters of these moms faced significant biases due to their status as stay-at-home moms. Over 1000 moms were interviewed as part of the survey by the job search giant.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Yan Krukau
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Yan Krukau

73 percent said they have already encountered bias in the hiring process due to their parental status and 93 percent anticipated bias in the return-to-work process. 57 percent believed that being a stay-at-home mom is seen by employers as a resume or employment gap and 53 percent believe potential employers undervalue their skills during this time. 

According to Forbes, Kristen Shah, Indeed's career trends expert, said, "The workforce has changed significantly since the start of the pandemic, and employers and job seekers alike are adjusting their preferences with work and talent attraction. We see an opportunity for stay-at-home moms looking to re-enter the workforce to position their skills in a way that will resonate with employers. Being a stay-at-home mom is one of the most challenging jobs in the world; those unique and valuable skills belong on a résumé."

Taking this into consideration, one mom's resume has gone viral after she stated that she has 13 years of experience as a homemaker, which made her stand out, according to the founder of Growthic Yugansh Chokra's LinkedIn Post. "The reason I love this is because managing a family is a real task, something that can't be undervalued. Less than 20 percent of women in India are working in a professional capacity. Gender gaps in housework participation are the largest among couples with children. It's a real job, you can't just discount the amount of work someone has to do to manage a family. Thoughts on this type of CV?" he questioned.



 

The woman left her last official job in July 2009 and was looking for a position at a content marketing company. Her resume showcased her expertise in managing her home single-handedly and efficiently. She said she has been raising kids and taking care of their overall growth and development. Moreover, she mentions taking care of other family members as well.



 

Many people shared their thoughts on the now-viral resume. One person said, "I appreciate her confidence to include that skill in her CV. It should be definitely included in the CV if somebody wishes to do the same. The work of a homemaker is unrecognized by society (not always, there are exceptional cases also). That work needs a lot of skill and patience." Another said, "Managing a household really is a full-time job. It's great to see this experience being highlighted on a CV." When asked if she was hired, Chokra replied, "She was overqualified for us and out of our budget :)"



 

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