Thankfully, it’s less complicated than you think. A stay-at-home mom or dad resume can be just as appealing, as long as you follow a few simple guidelines. Here are some of our expert tips for explaining the "mommy/daddy gap" in your resume — and starting a new chapter in your professional career.
Be honest and straightforward.
Identify all your marketable skills and achievements.
Think long and hard about any steps you took to grow or gain knowledge to benefit your career, and use job listings as your guide. If you notice key words like “problem solving” or “project management” in the description of a job you’d like to apply to, for instance, consider things you’ve done during your time at home that demonstrate your aptitude in those areas.