/ Asked by Andrew
Do companies tend to overlook experience if it has been working with family and/or relatives?
Answered by Michele, Hiring Expert at ADP, on Sunday, July 27, 2014
Thank you for this great question. Happy to say the answer is ‘no’!
Companies value all experience, whether you are working in a family business or other. The key is to be sure to outline your experience effectively on your resume. Make sure you identify all relevant experiences that may be of value to an employer. We recommend a concise, bullet formatted experience section that will make an impact!
Answered by Sharon, Hiring Expert at Mutual of Omaha, on Monday, July 28, 2014
Not at all. It's important that you present the time working at their company/organization, just as you would any other job. You gained experience and skills. These need to be highlighted.
Answered by Ellen, Hiring Expert at Hospira, on Monday, July 28, 2014
If the experience is relevant to what you are applying for then it does not matter if you are working for a private, public or familyowened business.  

Good luck with your search. 


Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Consider how the responsibilities you held working for family relate to the jobs for which you’re applying. Focus on your accomplishments and the goals that you attained and demonstrate how you can apply those skills in a new environment. Even if you didn’t have an official job description at your family business, prepare an overview to add to your resume hat accurately reflects your accomplishments. At that point, companies may not know or care if your work was with family or not. Your experience should not be overlooked if it is impressive and relevant to the requirements of other employers.
Answered by Sonya, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Good morning,
Not at all, I would mainly focus on your achievements at that particular job. Our company values your experiences and what goals you achieved, no matter what company you worked for (family owned or not). I suggest looking at the specific job posting that you are applying for and create your resume with your personal experiences in it.
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