Are you part of the 80 percent of working moms with minor children whom the Pew Research Center survey showed would rather not work full time? Working part-time may be a good idea if you feel the need to cut back your hours or if you want to rejoin the workforce slowly after being a stay-at-home mom.
If you are currently working full-time the best place to start looking for part-time work is within your company. You don't know if you don't ask! If you can negotiate flexible hours at your... existing job, you may be able to retain your seniority, some benefits, and job continuity. You can skip proving yourself or learning a new position and instead focus on transitioning to part-time work.
The good news is that there are several companies matching professionals, such as you the working mom, with project-based, freelance and contract part-time jobs. They want to help you find the right fit to be the best working mom you can be, regardless if that's part-time or full time.
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The job posting company, FlexJobs.com, offers legitimate jobs with some form of flexibility such as telecommuting, part-time or flextime schedules, or freelance contracts. They show part-time, contract, freelance, and full-time work from home jobs with no scams (they do their research to the best of their ability!).
You can browse job postings on their site but with a paid membership (either for one month, three months or one year) you can see more details about the jobs, get access to the... research they conducted on the company's listed, and get on their newsletter which provides job search tips, career advice, and updates on what the companies doing to help you find the right job.
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The placement company, The Second Shift, began in 2014 and their unique mission is "... to retain critical female talent in the work force, benefiting women, employers, and their families financially, creatively, and culturally." If this sound good to you check out their FAQ for more details.
Then apply for a membership to view their list of projects. They will checking multiple references and a personal interview with you so they can confidently match you with projects you'd be a... good fit for. Their projects are marketing and finance roles.
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Power to Fly
The New York City start-up, Power to Fly, is specializing in connecting tech and engineering women to companies who support diversity hiring. Their mission is "We're passionate about connecting highly skilled women with leading companies committed to diversity and inclusion." The types of jobs they offer are in engineering, product and design, marketing and sales, NY based, international plus remote job.
When you sign up you create a profile and then make it public so that companies... can find you. You can state you'd like part time work, project based work, or full-time after a part-time trial. Their blog offers career advice, job hunting tips, and talent success stories of others who have used their platform to find their ideal job.
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Are you interested in contract work? Then go check out Prokanga who "... create[s] flexible opportunities for high caliber professionals". They offer project and consulting type of jobs which can sometimes turn into full-time work. The fields they invest in are strategic consulting, finance, marketing, and non-profit companies.
When I asked Prokanga how the helping working moms move from full-time to contract work they said, "We work with companies who value expertise and experience... over face time. Often a company is allocating the same budget to hiring a Prokanga candidate for three days that they would have used to hire a far more junior employee in a full-time role. The difference is that our candidates hit the ground running and rarely leave these part-time roles, making it a more cost efficient option for the business in the long run. We don't market - our clients all come from referrals; once clients have working with us once and seen the caliber of the talent that we have, they generally come to us first in the future before going to a traditional headhunter".Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Their website says it best, "Werk is a new type of job marketplace for ambitious job seekers looking for real opportunities—all with pre-negotiated types of flexibility." Werk recognizes your pain points, working mom. They also understand your urge to find part-time work and offer it in their Flexiverse™. They offer jobs in finance, accounting, communications and PR, creative services, fundraising, law, marketing, operations, product management, sales and business development,... strategy, and talent and culture.
For a $48 annual membership fee you’ll have access to an exclusive assortment of top opportunities you won’t find anywhere else—because they all have pre-negotiated flexibility.
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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.
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Here'a a company who wants to work only with you, working mama. They offer project-based work, maternityship (you fill in while someone is on maternity leave!) as well as permanent positions.
The Mom Project is a digital talent marketplace and community that connects professionally accomplished women with world-class companies for rewarding career opportunities. Their membership is free and they offer jobs in many areas like project management, marketing, technology, sales, strategy, finance,... human resources, and public relations.
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The Atlanta-based company Corps Team (which used to be Mom Corps), offers free registration for individuals to search their job posting. They call themselves a "nationwide, boutique talent advisory, search and staffing firm" and focus on Accounting, Finance, Marketing, HR and other business services.
Once registered, you can search their job board of flexible and part-time jobs, apply for positions and receive weekly notifications of new job listings. They also offerContinue to 9 of 11 below.
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HireMyMom.com connects at-home Mom Professionals with home-based jobs and projects in virtually every career field. Their membership is $29.95 for three months or $99 for a year.
Once you purchase a package you'll have the option to upload a resume and cover letter then look at their list of work from home jobs. They offer jobs in many different areas such as blogging, copy editor, finance, customer service, administrative, virtual assistant, marketing, sales and much more!
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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..
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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.
Edited by Elizabeth McGrory