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Old Yesterday, 01:13 PM
 
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I've worked for a neighbor since the end of 2014 as a part time household manager for her but things in her life changed and she no longer needs me. I'm not sure how to include this job on my resume. She obviously wasn't a company and won't pull up on Google, so if if list her using her name as the company name, does that look weird? She also paid me under the table, so is there a chance that potential employers will want to check my earnings history with her?
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Old Yesterday, 01:28 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Give her name with "Private Party" after it, and the description of your duties will explain it. Use her as a reference, and they can ask her how much you were paid if it's still legal in your state. No employer can get your earnings history without having you sign a form for the IRS to release it and I have only seen mortgage companies do that, not employers.


I don't know what other skills/experience you may have, but be sure to highlight those duties that you performed that are best related to the job you apply for.
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Old Yesterday, 01:40 PM
 
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a part time household manager
What does a household manager do?
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Old Yesterday, 01:42 PM
 
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Were you paid under the table, or were you paid such that you claimed those earnings on tax returns, etc?
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Old Yesterday, 01:45 PM
 
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I've worked for a neighbor since the end of 2014 as a part time household manager for her but things in her life changed and she no longer needs me. I'm not sure how to include this job on my resume. She obviously wasn't a company and won't pull up on Google, so if if list her using her name as the company name, does that look weird? She also paid me under the table, so is there a chance that potential employers will want to check my earnings history with her?
What type of jobs are you currently looking for? I am not sure what an household manager does. Maybe put "personal assistant" as your job title. It will be understanding that you are working for a person rather than a company.
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Old Yesterday, 01:49 PM
 
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A household manager likely handles all the household affairs of the neighbor, whatever was needed. That could include everything from personal companion/assistant and household duties -- to managing bills and making sure contractors are called when/if maintenance repairs are needed. What people do when the manage a household.

All the OP needs to do is describe her duties and responsibilities in a way that relates to the jobs she's applying for.

And the OP said in the first post she was paid under the table.

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Old Yesterday, 01:55 PM
 
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Give her name with "Private Party" after it, and the description of your duties will explain it. Use her as a reference, and they can ask her how much you were paid if it's still legal in your state. No employer can get your earnings history without having you sign a form for the IRS to release it and I have only seen mortgage companies do that, not employers.


I don't know what other skills/experience you may have, but be sure to highlight those duties that you performed that are best related to the job you apply for.
Thanks! It was mainly clerical with some of the work being physical (light housework). I worked 4 days a week and I managed her budget/paid bills, ran errands, scheduled appointments, etc
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Old Yesterday, 01:56 PM
 
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Were you paid under the table, or were you paid such that you claimed those earnings on tax returns, etc?
Under the table. I read that you have to earn at least 12k a year in order to file and I made under that; maybe 9-10k
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Old Yesterday, 01:59 PM
 
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What type of jobs are you currently looking for? I am not sure what an household manager does. Maybe put "personal assistant" as your job title. It will be understanding that you are working for a person rather than a company.
Yes, personal assistant does sound better/more common. I managed her budget and paid bills, scheduled appointments, ran errands, did light housework, etc.

I was mainly concerned that with it being a job for a private person and potential employers not being able to Google the business, then it would look weird and not being able to view my earnings history. Sounds like it won't be an issue?
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Old Yesterday, 02:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Well, if she was paid under the table then perhaps it's better to be quiet about it.
Five years without paying taxes, contributing to SS and Medicare/Medicaid, or no pension plans, no unemployment, no workers comp, no insurance ... it's going to affect OP later on.
Messing up with IRS could be costly and paying employees under the table is illegal, and carries the same risks as any illegal activity.
http://www.vision-hr.com/news/3138-p...der-the-table/
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