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Mon Apr 27, 2015, 11:55 AM

Can a notary license help my wife with a job?

My wife has been wanting to move away from the home health field. She is looking for a customer service/office job and really I would feel better if she was in an office like setting. Some of the places she went to and some clients she worked with truly scared me that she would be hurt.


My Step mom is a paralegal and has her notary. My wife has been wanting to get her notary for a while. She figure it would help her get her foot into the door of a AAA or insurance agency or even a car dealership. She is hoping her can average $12-$15 dollars an hour.

My step mom has helped my wife apply for the license and paid for the class that needed to get the license but will this help her truly get an entry level job somewhere or is this a pipe dream?

She hasn't been able to find a job since getting laid off from the last job--lack of work. Unemployment is dicking her around. She is getting nervous about finances.


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Reply Can a notary license help my wife with a job? (Original post)
diabeticman Apr 2015 OP
Historic NY Apr 2015 #1
Travis_0004 Apr 2015 #3
djean111 Apr 2015 #2
Nay Apr 2015 #4
LibertyLover Apr 2015 #5
Sgent Apr 2015 #6

Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 11:59 AM

1. Takes a whole lot of witnessing....

to make pay check. In many places people in your local government - clerks, etc. do it for free.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 12:28 PM

3. The goal of the OP is not to be an independent notary, but add it to her resume to help get a job

 

I work as an accountant and I am a notary. Every business Ive worked at, Ive notarized documents for work. Where I live its easy to get, so I think you should go for it. Its also nice to help friends out if they are selling a car, etc to notarize the documents.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 12:03 PM

2. She might want to check out mortgage and/or title companies, too.

 

Good luck!

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 12:44 PM

4. I just recently gave up my notary certification because I retired -- all I can say is that

it takes almost nothing to get it, a short class and/or a booklet to read, and, I think, a criminal check -- so I doubt it will be a huge asset in a job interview. If her job required her to have one, she could get one in short order. But, again, it won't hurt, and if your step mom is paying, it doesn't hurt to write it on the resume. But it's no game-changer.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 12:45 PM

5. It can't hurt, but I don't think it will be a deciding factor

I'm a notary in DC and was one in New York. The law firms I worked for in New York insisted that all legal assistants become notaries. When I moved to DC it wasn't as emphasized in law firms, but when I started working at IFC, they wanted me to become one, so I did. They paid for my bond and equipment and in return I notarize whatever documents I'm asked to, whether for the Corporation or for staff. I'm thinking of becoming a notary in Maryland, the state I live in, but I'll see.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 02:19 PM

6. Is she in Louisiana

That's the only state I know of where getting a notary license is actually a big deal.

In most jobs I'm aware of, if the company needs a notary they pay for the paperwork or for a one day class.

It certainly doesn't hurt, I just don't know that it will help significantly either.

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