I've been a stay at home mom for the past 8 years and have enjoyed every wonderful moment with my 8 and 5 year old girls. But now that the youngest is in school, it's time I find a job and start contributing to the family. There is a position open at a different school for a paraeducator and I would love to apply. However, I have not had a resume in YEARS. I don't know what's worse on a resume`, the fact that I haven't worked in 8 years or the little part time temporary jobs that I worked when my husband was on layoff. Where do I start? I only have microsoft works on my computer and I opened the resume` builder template and thought it would be easy enough. But objective? Besides that I love working with kids? What would a person put? What about the 7 different odd jobs I've had over the years, how do I explain those and the periods of unemployement? I've worked up at our elementary school for a couple years as a substitute aid in the resource room and library, but how much do I explain about that? That I always go on the field trips with the kids to help the teachers but also because I love being with my children when they go and visit and do new things. I'm nervous as heck and all I'm doing is writing a resume`, but I would LOVE to have this job. Please help! Any and all advice is much appreciated!!!