I have been babysitting for almost 3 years and my resume has a gap in it?
My last "real" job was 3 years ago. Since then I've been babysitting for family members, like a live-in nanny. They have a busy schedule with their career and it's something we all agreed on. Plus I love being their nanny rather than some stranger. The thing is I'm worried this gap in my work history will look bad on a resume. I'm getting paid under the table so I won't put it down. What do I do in the future when I need to get another job?
- AugustLv 55 months ago
Don't show any gaps,just let everything overlap
- SumDudeLv 75 months ago
Everybody has gaps. Just have a good and positive response if / when asked. [ "I learned a great deal about dealing with people as a nanny !" ]
- JudyLv 75 months ago
Put it on your resume. The potential employer won't care that you were paid illegally
- StooLv 75 months ago
That's still a job. No one cares if it's above the table or not. That's what you were doing so put it down, more as live-in nanny vs. "babysitting" which sounds like you're 12.
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- StephenWeinsteinLv 75 months ago
You can put it on your resume, even if you were paid under the table. Just don't send your resume to the IRS.
- Anonymous5 months ago
I would list the "nanny" job just like any other.
A potential employer isn't going to know, or likely to find out, that you were being paid "under the table".