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How to Write a CV When You’ve Been a Full Time Parent

April 21, 2022

“Having kids – the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings – is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” – Maria Shriver

There is no doubt that being a parent is the biggest, toughest but most rewarding job of all, and many take time out of the workplace, whether that be months or years to raise their children. When you’re looking to re-enter the workplace, it can often be difficult to know how to explain the gap, but we are here to help with some ideas.

Know that you have gained so many new skills as a parent that can be utalised in your new role. These can be used as transferable skills into the new workplace. Please see some skills below:

  • Patience
  • Multitasking
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Negotiating and managing conflict
  • Calm under pressure
  • Effective communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Time management

And many many more.

Recruitment agencies and employers will notice a gap on your CV so it’s always better to be honest about your career break rather than to try and hide it if you feel comfortable to do so. Instead, add a full time parent job title to your cv as you would with any other employment. Here are some ideas for job titles:

  • Full-time parent/ mother/ father
  • Stay at home parent to X number of children
  • Homemaker
  • Domestic engineer
  • Full-time carer and household manager

All of the experience that you’ve gained as a parent will only aid your application and show your employers how much you have to offer. Over 50% of our Trainee Dental Nurses are parents and we work with practices that share our values. We have both part time and full time positions available for Trainee Dental Nurses all over the UK, and as our course is both flexible and online, it may just be your next step. Contact us today to find out more.