Returning to work after a pause can be quite daunting as the break between jobs can make you less confident of your abilities.

However, a solid resume can help you overcome this hesitation and give you confidence to start work again.

If you have been a housewife for too long and thinking to returning to work, you will find this resume sample useful. See what you can do with it!



Sample Resume for Housewife Returning to Work


Laura Jayson

3188 Pear Tree Street  ♦ Colorado Springs, CO 57832
Cell: (999) 999-9999  ♦ Email:

OBJECTIVE: Desire a Secretary position at Malee’s utilizing clerical, secretarial and administrative acumen to assist executives in managing their work in a time efficient and highly organized manner.

• Well versed in supporting the management and staff in various aspects
• Hands on experience in compiling information from files and records
• Highly competent at establishing and maintaining accurate filing systems
• Conversant with managing visitors and customers as far as administrative tasks are concerned


– Communication– Customer service– Teamwork
– Correspondence handling– Filing/record-keeping– Stress management
– MS Word– PowerPoint– Excel


Housewife / Career Pause | Raised Family | 2008 – Present

• Cared for 3 children
• Managed household budget
• Performed housekeeping and maintenance work
• Cooked food and ran errands
• Managed all kinds of domestic work

Secretary | Salem Hale, Colorado Springs, CO | 2007 – 2008

• Assisted visitors with queries and directions
• Typed correspondence and manage email
• Managed diaries and take minutes of the meeting
• Distributed mail and maintain file systems
• Answered telephones and provide information
• Made travel arrangements and hotel bookings

Administrative Assistant | ABC Company, Colorado Springs, CO | 2002 – 2007

• Managed files and records
• Typed letters and press releases as directed
• Delivered mail to appropriate departments
• Maintained supplies inventory
• Responded to clients’ queries

G.E.D. | City High School, Colorado Springs, CO | 2001