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How is your maternity leave listed on your CV?

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moomin35 Wed 05-Mar-14 13:46:38

I was made redundant in November 2013 and am now expecting a baby meaning i cant return to work until November this year when hopefully i can get a job when my baby is 6 months old. On my CV I would like to put that I had one year out for maternity leave to have my baby but how should I do this and what did you do?

WildThong Wed 05-Mar-14 13:49:19

I put 'career break' on mine and was prepared to explain fully if asked

WhosLookingAfterCourtney Wed 05-Mar-14 13:50:36

Maternity leave is a period where you are still employed, you wouldn't need to put it on a cc any more than you would annual leave.

I ran a tiny hobby business on etsy while I was a sahm, it was linked to my industry so I put that on my cv. Could you do something like that?

moomin35 Wed 05-Mar-14 14:20:55

Thanks for your replies, sorry i meant to explain that I am not employed though I am out of work due to being made redundant from my job in november so by the time my baby is 6 months old this november i will have been unemployed and out of work for one year, shall i just put "career break" as wildthong as suggested? x

WildThong Wed 05-Mar-14 20:52:06

I would do that moomin. You can always explain it in more detail if you are asked at a future interview.

lilacmamacat Wed 26-Mar-14 13:00:17

I know I'm late to the party on this but...
I am in the same position as Moomin. I've put 'maternity break' on my CV; it's gets around the still being at work element that Whos mentioned, but I feel it looks a little less evasive than 'career break'.

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