How about "Please hire me, I could use a day off!" :-)
As an employer and probably biased-former homemaker, I assume certain qualities and skills from parents who have spent time out of the workforce to raise children. I consider it a very legitimate job, sort of a cross between a teacher, manager, nurse, psychologist and motivational speaker, among other things. Of course, I also assign those qualities to parents in general.
When I review a resume' of someone who has taken time out of the workforce, what wins my confidence is a sense of purpose and pride about whatever it was they did or accomplished during that time. The most valuable employees are those that have positive attitudes about things in general and stable personal lives. A positive mindset comes with limitless attributes.
Here's a list I found, though, of the top 10 qualities employers look for, I hope it helps!!
NACE Survey of the 10 Most Desirable Qualities in Prospective Employees
(writing, public speaking andconversational. Foreign languagecompetence is often mentioned aswell)
(employment history, preferably experiencerelevant to the job you presently seek)
(commitment to life-long learning, evidence ofprojects undertaken and completed, evidence ofability to meet challenges)
(evidence of success in working with others)
(evidence that you have ability to lead groupseffectively, achieving group goals.)
(good GPA, broad exposure to liberal arts andrecord sciences, job-relevant course work)
(especially computer and other technical skills thatwill be directly employed in the workplace)
(effective interact ional style)
(reasoning, problem solving skills, statisticalcompetence)
(integrity, social and personal responsibility)
· 1 decade ago