“Stay-at-home mom trying to return to work force”

Job search & resume advice from a career columnist may address issues you’re also having:

"I am a 47-year-old woman who has been a stay-at-home mom for 18 years. I have a college degree; certification from an ABA approved paralegal school and experience in social work and as a paralegal.

"After applying for close to 100 jobs on CareerBuilder.com, Indeed, com, SocialServices.com, and my local newspaper, I have had just six interviews — no offers.

"I have reworked my resume several times, eliminating experience from 1980, and adding work I did from home to help with expenses. I also feel that my age is a factor. I’m really not sure what to do next, or what exactly is holding me back. Help!"