Striking a balance between #momlife and work, not to mention taking the family's bottomline into consideration, is an ongoing challenge faced by many families. For moms and dads who aren't able to commit to a full-time schedule but are seeking employment, a high-paying, part-time job from home or flexible evening or weekend gig is often the solution. Of course, finding the job that's right for you—and even knowing where to begin—can be a process. But you'll do well to take tips from other moms who've successfully found part-time work.
Cozi, the #1 organizing app for families, surveyed real moms on freelance or part-time gigs that worked particularly well with the demands of raising children. Here are their favorite part-time job opportunities for parents.
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How to Start the Job Hunt
If you're just getting started looking for part-time flexible employment, it's crucial that you're optimize your resources. After all, casting too wide a net can quickly get overwhelming. More general job sites like Indeed and LinkedIn can help you narrow your search based on your location and the field you're interested in. You'll also do well to check sites that are specifically geared to flex opportunities, like FlexJobs.com.
If you're searching for a position in human resources, finance, marketing, or a similar field, you may want to investigate membership with The Second Shift, a job placement company that focuses exclusively on female candidates seeking part-time work, interim jobs, or special projects.
Power to Fly is similar and focused on women seeking part-time and/or remote work in tech, digital, sales, and marketing.
Professionals in project management, marketing, tech, sales, administrative, finance, human resources, and legal fields might want to check out The Mom Project, a digital talent marketplace and community that connects employers and employees.