Does working in family business count as work experience?

Remember this: your experience, whether it has been gained in a family business or someone else’s, is still experience.

Should I include my business on my resume?

You still want to top-load your resume with your current and relevant on-the-job work experience and achievements. If your accessories business has a comprehensive brand presence e.g. registered business name, logo, website, then you can consider adding this after your work history as an extra work history item.

What does an employer look for in a resume?

Employers will indicate the skill sets they are looking for in their job descriptions. Look closely at the posting, and if you have the required skills be sure to list them. In general, there are two types of skills: soft skills and hard skills.

What is the purpose of writing a resume?

The goal and overall purpose of a resume is to introduce your qualifications and skills to employers. It’s an informational document that tells your career story, outlining all details in an easily read format. Resumes also hold meaning within themselves.