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Résumé Writing Tips for Stay-at-Home Moms Looking to Return to Work

Perhaps one of the most common questions for moms who are considering staying at home for a few years to raise their children is: “If I stay home, how will I explain the gaps in employment on my CV when I do decide to return to work?”

There are actually quite a few answers to this question. For many jobs, an explanation in a cover letter will be sufficient.


Chronological CV or Functional CV?

There are essentially two types of CV (the European name for a résumé): the chronological CV and the functional CV (also called skills-based CV). This article is intended to help you decide which type of CV is best suited to your needs. It describes the differences between the two and explains how and when they should be used.