Whether you're a working mom looking to cut back, or a stay-at-home mom ready to rejoin the workforce, you may be interested in part-time jobs. 80 percent of working moms with minor children would rather not work full time, according to a Pew Research Center survey.
But part-time jobs that pay well are scarce. And many of the work-from-home offers turn out to be scams. Fortunately, several websites have sprung up to match professionals – mostly working moms – with project-based or part-time... jobs. Whether you want to work from home or get back into an office, start here. One tip: try a company in your region first.
01 of 09
Boulder, CO-based, FlexJobs.com, offers legitimate jobs with some form of flexibility such as telecommuting, part-time or flextime schedules, or freelance contracts.
You can browse job postings on their site but with paid membership (either for one month, three months or one year) which offers the best job posting, their research they conducted on the company's listed, newsletter, job search tips, and more.
02 of 09
One source of part-time jobs is the Atlanta-based company Corps Team (which includes Mom Corps), who offer free registration for individuals, although you can pay for prominent display of your resume.
Once registered, you can search Mom Corps' board of flexible and part-time jobs, apply for positions and receive weekly notifications of new job listings.
03 of 09
One way to find part-time jobs in the Washington D.C. area is through Flexforce Professionals, a staffing firm that focuses on highly experienced professionals in law, human resources, finance and other business areas. The company places people with companies for a special project, to cover a leave of absence, maternity leave or simply to staff up on a temporary basis.
You register through the webiste and upload your resume. When Flexforce receives a job requisition from a client, the firm... identifies potential candidates from the database who fit the skills and flexibility requirements of the position. You'll then go through the screening process, including an in-person interview, reference and background checks.
04 of 09
On-Ramps is a New York-based recruiting and consulting firm that places individuals in part-time, project-based, and full-time assignments. You register via the On-Ramps Web site, giving personal information, employment and educational history, and your resume.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
05 of 09
For 20 years, Stamford, Conn.- based Flexible Resources has recruited and placed job candidates in part-time, project-based or flexible assignments. You can send a resume to the office nearest you and view a sample of job postings on the webiste..
06 of 09
Flexible Executives, based in Atlanta, matches work-at-home projects with executives who have 10 years experience or more. Flexible Executives charges a hefty, one-time application fee to cover a background check and resume verification.
07 of 09
Monster and Other Job Boards
When looking for part-time jobs, make sure to search Monster, CareerBuilder and other job boards for flexible work. Or, find a position that you like and ask whether it could work as a part-time job of a job share. (It's best to ask once you've made it pretty far in the interview process. Or even received an offer.)
08 of 09
I'd be remiss not to suggest the first place you should look for part-time work: your current employer. If you can negotiate flexible hours at your existing job, you may be able to retain your seniority, some benefits, and job continuity. Most importantly, you won't have to prove yourself and learn a new position at the same time you're making the transition to part-time work.
Starting at a new company is stressful and demanding, so it's best to avoid it, if possible. Even if your... employer has never offered part-time jobs before, it doesn't hurt to ask. You might get what you want and pave the way for other working parents in the organization to win flexible work.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
09 of 09
Owned by Staffcentrix who opened in 1999, owns Rate Race Rebellion, which started in 2007. They screen all of the work from home jobs that they post, but can't 100% guarantee a scam slips under their radar. if they did guarantee this they'd have to charge the public.
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Edited by Elizabeth McGrory