I am not currently seeking employment. Thankfully, my “only” job at the moment is to care for my children. Eventually, though I will work again. I was thinking about my resume while cooking breakfast. What skills I have acquired as a mother and military spouse.
This morning I made pancakes. I always make Jake a Mickey Mouse pancake and usually one more shape that he asks for. Today, Nick was hungry and crying while I was trying to finish cooking the last few pancakes. So, I made Jake his truck pancake while nursing on my right side. Oh yes, I can multitask. Pour, flip and serve a pancake with my left hand (I’m right-handed) while nursing.
I speak “toddler”. “Am fall, car bump head, go inside yard” translation ” My ambulance fell down after the cars crashed into each other. I want to go outside and play in the backyard.”
I can and will put a smile on my face even though your kid is crazy annoying and is yelling at my kid. I will listen to you complain about your significant other’s weekend business trip away while my husband is gone for 7 months defending our country, and not rip your head off. I will help plan functions and get togethers when my husband is away to help the time go by faster.
I can take in a situation and make effective clear decisions. Like while I am nursing and my toddler takes off his poopy diaper and tries to dump it on the floor, I can stop him, clean up the poop, wash hands (mine and his), get him dressed while still nursing (see also: multitasking).When we are out of bread and PB & J is requested I will be resourceful and make it on saltine crackers. then it is also an adventure in eating instead of a disaster.
Those skills only touch the surface. So, as you can see I will be a very desirable candidate for employment. Of course, I might not be using all those examples in an interview.