The best part of working from home is that you can still be in your young kids’ sight, attend every parent-teacher meeting and never miss a dance recital, well, almost! Yes, it takes meticulous planning, dedication and hard work just like any other full-time job. But being a full-time mom doesn’t mean you have to say good-bye to your career.
Here are some great job opportunities that you must explore if you are planning to return to, or start work, after becoming a mother:
Non-profit organizations always have tight budgets. One of the ways they keep their costs down is by hiring people to work from home. These are some of the best jobs for stay at home moms! Find an NGO that is involved with a cause that you are passionate about. To start off you may need to put in some volunteer time but eventually you can make a career in your favourite social cause. How about animal-shelters or stopping child labour?
Mommying has its perks for sure! For one, you can score a job reviewing baby products. This way you can also get some free goodies by well-known brands for you to try out, and if you are great at these reviews, you can get paid a hefty sum too!
We're sure you have tons of interesting baby/life stories that you are waiting to tell. Other mums like you have jumped onto the blogging bandwagon and are gaining popularity like never before! So why not tag along and pen down your motherhood days for the world to see? In fact, whatever your interest is, be it cooking, DIYs, organizing, home improvement, travel, fashion or beauty, you have the freedom to blog about it with your unique outlook.
If you'd like to become a Mommy Blogger with World Of Moms, drop in a comment below and we'll get back to you!
If you think this one is suitable only for the business-minded, think again. There are some excellent opportunities now available that let you become a businesswomen who conducts her busines online and in her own social networks! Netsurf, a direct selling company based in India, has initiated an employment program especially for mothers – Asmita. This is an opportunity to join their direct selling business for the product categories of health care and personal care. It is a perfect mix of career and personal life where stay-at-home-moms are concerned!
Check out and apply for this job opportunity now.
Customer Service Executive:
A lot of customer service these days is provided over the phone. There are a lot of companies that hire customer service representatives who are expected to telecommute. This means that you can work from home!
Data Entry Professional:
Data entry jobs are well-paying mass typing jobs that anyone can do if they have a computer and internet. If you are keen on earning some quick and easy bucks then there are scores of data entry jobs available online. Just look them up in a job-search site you are familiar with and pick a domain you have interest in.
Tiffin or Meal Services:
If you enjoy cooking, then this could be the perfect stay at home mom job for you. A lot of people these days do not have the time to cook meals at home. This has created a huge market for meal services. Start small by advertising in your local community and before you know it, the requests for your home cooked meals will start pouring in. A great way to get started with creating a name in this business is to showcase your recipes online.
Check out how other moms are becoming popular Mommy Chefs. You too can get yourself featured!
Hobby Based Businesses:
If you have a hobby that you are passionate about, find a way to monetize it. This could be anything from blogging to stain glass painting; just get home art and craft supplies to get started! You can even get your kids involved in this if they are passionate about creativity. The great thing about starting such a business is that you will be doing something that you love and so it won’t feel like work at all. Here are some hobby classes in your neighbourhood that you can approach for any job opening. Who knows, this may just be the perfect blend of passion and fulfillment!
If you have a degree, and an inclination to pursue research, talk to the people at your local colleges and universities and find out if anyone is looking for a research assistant. These are not very high paying jobs but they will allow you to keep your skills fresh and they provide a lot of flexibility.
Sending kids for tuition classes has become the norm for many nuclear families. You can make a decent income by taking on as few as four or five students and providing them with tuition classes. You can choose a subject of your choice and one you have expertise in.
How to Build Your Resume and Score a Job
Found anything you like yet? If yes, brilliant! The next thing you need to do is get working on your resume and preparing for interviews. You've been slogging for a while, in the most taxing yet rewarding job ever – mommying! You can multi-task, handle problems impromptu and can deal with multiple projects at a time. The following tips will help you nail your come-back resume so that you can get back on that career track:
Don't Hide The Gap
Many applicants try and mask the unemployed days in their resume. This is highly off-putting to employers and can easily be found out. Instead, focus on some of your past jobs or volunteering positions and highlight your strengths through those.
Emphasise Your Strengths
Mommying must have taught you a thing or two about time management and schedules. Do include these as skills, because why not?
Stick To Chronology
Do put your best achievements right on top because those are things you are proud of accomplishing and will most likely be the things you are best at.
While accomplishments are great, make sure you add in only the job experience or skills that are relevant to the job you are seeking.
Follow mommy bloggers online and strike up conversations. Who knows, you could find a long-due story within you that you'd like to write and maybe even take to writing blogs regularly. Ask around what other moms do in their free time; networking both virtually and in person is the best way to find a job you'd like.
Best wishes from us for your mom-ventures! Remember that you are capable and can score any job you'd like. Do write to us for any help needed - we at World Of Moms are always there for you!