A Mother's Résumé... Because it's 2016!

A Mother's Résumé... Because it's 2016!

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I am one of roughly ten million American moms who've left the workforce to raise young kids, a percentage of the population that is because it's 2016 . Here is my list of job-applicable skills that I gained while staying home with small children, available as its own downloadable image.

Feel free to weave this info into your résumé, share it with other moms looking for work or print out a copy to remind yourself of ALL that you are. The more of us who own our maternal powers and proudly claim our at-home achievements, the more likely the business world will begin to recognize motherhood as an asset, rather than a liability.

As 2016 dawns and we look to our next big ventures, let's collectively change the conversation to stop pretending like our metamorphosis into motherhood isn't relevant to our professional life. Heck, this is the year we might finally see a mom leading from the White House! If you are bold enough to try it, apply for a job using "motherhood" in your previous job experience, or as part of your relevant skills, and let me know how it pans out in the comments below. Or add some unique skills you've gained through parenting, I'm sure I've overlooked many. At the very least, let's agree to talk more about motherhood as the badge of bravery and growth that it is, rather than something to hide or isolate from our work.

I can imagine a world where stay-at-home moms return to the job market proud of their hard earned, newly minted, human survival skills and confident that any prospective employer will feel the same...But it turns out, along with everything else we do, it's going to be up to us moms to create it.

"One life is all we have to live and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are...that is a fate more terrible than dying."
-Joan Of Arc

Be Bold, Be Brave.

Kiri Westby
Read More @: www.kiriwestby.com

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