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nutcracker Sun 08-May-05 17:09:33

I have just seen a job I would like to apply for but am not sure what to put about recent employment.

Before I had Dd1 7 years ago I worked part time as a housekeeper at a hotel, i think i was there for about 10 mths.

When dd1 was about 18mths old i became a childminder and looked after a couple of different children part time.

So which job do i put as my most recent??? I know the childminding was most recent and it would be more applicable to the job that i'm applying for BUT who would they contact for a reference ???? I don't know any of the mindees parents anymore, i don't know their addresses or anything.

If i put the first job only, i think it won't look as good and isn't as applicable to the job.


Oh the job is making up special feeds in a childrens hospital by the way.

Mud Sun 08-May-05 17:11:31

just put them all down in chronological order

nikcola Sun 08-May-05 17:12:23

are you going to work and go to college nutty?

are you excited aboiut starting college

good luck with the job xxxxxx

nutcracker Sun 08-May-05 17:12:27

But I won't be able to provide an employers reference for the childminding , what would they do about that ??

nutcracker Sun 08-May-05 17:13:33

Well college will be all day monday Nik, and this job is 4 days a week but includes alternate weekends. I am hoping that if i said what the course was etc etc that they might be flexible about the mondays, especially if i said i could cover any weekends.

nutcracker Sun 08-May-05 17:14:18

I would really like this job and it would help alot when it comes to applying to uni i think.

Mud Sun 08-May-05 17:14:44

it doesn't matter, you were self-employed . .you took a break to raise your family but needed to still earn money and chose to be self-employed .. you are now ready to re-enter the workforce and believe you can benefit this company through ...

nutcracker Sun 08-May-05 17:14:44

Have you heard anything about your job yet Nik ???

nikcola Sun 08-May-05 17:14:58

wow you will be busy nut

good luck let us no how you get on

nutcracker Sun 08-May-05 17:15:13

Right ok, thanks Mud. I am truly crap at job application forms.

nikcola Sun 08-May-05 17:15:14

yeh i got interview on tuesday

nutcracker Sun 08-May-05 17:16:02

thats great Nik, loads of luck to you

nikcola Sun 08-May-05 17:19:11

you too nutxxx

nutcracker Sun 08-May-05 17:19:54


Surfermum Sun 08-May-05 20:36:02

I would put both jobs down. I would also suggest that you just choose two referees and put in a covering letter to explain who your referees are and why it isn't a recent employer. I'm sure that will be fine. It wouldn't put me off shortlisting you if you applied for a job at my place. Good luck!

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