Once upon a time, I was an unemployed stay at home mom applying for jobs. I did NOT want to go back to work. I had so enjoyed spending time at home with Cameron as a baby, and was not ready to leave him with strangers. Ya know, ‘stranger danger’ and all that.
I polished up my resume as best I could and sent a cover letter talking about how I wanted to re-enter the workforce after staying home with my son. That way, the hiring managers didn’t think I was in the slammer that whole time. Lol, but for real. My own mother stayed at home with me for 17 years. If she could re-enter the workforce, I knew I could too!
I couldn’t contain my excitement when I got an invitation to apply in person for a Data Entry office job. If you are my close friend, you already know what job I’m referring to because I probably met you there. 🙂 I filled out an application and took their aptitude test. I remember leaving in my Mercury Sable to head over to pick up Cameron. I’d managed to find someone to watch him during the day so I could go do this and I was so thankful.
A few days later, I received an email wanting me to interview with the department head. I interviewed with her and she hired me on the spot. They were going to hire me for more money than I had before, even being an assistant manager at a local retail store. I was pumped!
I make it sound easy, I know.
The reality is that I had applied to job after job for hours before I got this one. I know how frustrating the job hunt is! A pretty resume and a professional cover letter will help you so much though! I promise you will find someone that will take a chance on you too. Hang in there! The job I accepted was not one I’d apply for today, but it sure helped me get to where I am now!
“Know your goal, but know how you’ll get there.” -Me
If you don’t know where to start, have no fear, I’m here to help you! I’ve been involved in hiring for about 8 years now. Fill out the form below and snag my matching resume & cover letter templates. It will not fail you! The only thing that will fail you is not wording it right, but I did the best I could to help with that.
The rest is up to you, but as always, I’m always open to receiving questions and being helpful.
If you need to brush up on your resume, I totally recommend checking out my Top 10 Mistakes Made on Resumes e-book. 🙂
Happy job hunting, mama bear!