Helpful Resume Language, Stay At Home Moms Returning and Gaps in Employment

Sample Phrases and Suggestions

Communication Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities (and experience)
  • Empathic listener and persuasive speaker
  • Writing creative or factual
  • Speaking in public, to groups, or via electronic media
  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills

Business/Sales Skills

  • Possess entrepreneurial spirit
  • Competitive attitude

Problem Solving Skills

  • Combine patience, determination, and persistence to troubleshoot client issues
  • Dynamic, results-oriented problem solver
  • Easily understand and solve technical problems
  • Handling complaints from parents, clients, customers, or citizens
  • Skilled at evaluating options and generating solutions
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Troubleshooting equipment or situations
For those with a gap in employment or returning SAHM's (or SAHD's), don't forget to add in those chaperone trips, classroom help, church involvement, Scout Leadership, managing the bills, home ownership, good credit scores, local resident for __ years, club membership, etc. It all counts!
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