You want to get back to work but you don’t know where to start and you don’t know what jobs are out there. Perhaps you want to use your skills in a different way or try something new.
We’ve compiled a list of a select few job boards which are well worth your time checking out to see what’s currently available on the market.
FlexJobs was created in 2007 by job space pioneer Sara Sutton Fell when she was looking for a flexible job after starting a family. Sara figured others were probably just as frustrated by the junk and scams that wasted her time in finding a good flexible job, and so FlexJobs was born.
They have a team of researchers who go out and scour the hundreds of online job resources every day specifically looking for the professional, legitimate jobs that offer flexibility – telecommuting, part-time or flextime schedules, or freelance contracts. Perfect for working Mum’s check out www.flexjobs.com
THE SECOND SHIFT
The Second Shift, born in 2014, was launched to provide professional women a clear path to remain in the workforce when full-time employment is not an option.
Upon creating a profile they will help match-make opportunities for you, help you organise your invoicing (if you go freelance) and much more. Visit https://www.thesecondshift.com/
POWER TO FLY
PowerToFly was launched in 2014 to connect Fortune 500 companies and fast growing startups with women who are looking to work for companies that value gender diversity and inclusion.
You’ll be able to browse job opportunities that match your lifestyle needs and work for companies who value your skills, talents and work/life balance.
Find out more at https://powertofly.com/
Prokanga helps working moms move from full-time to contract work. They have built relationships with companies across the industry to ensure they place the right recruit for the role. This means you’re more likely to not only hit the ground running, but also stay in the role and lead a fulfilling career.
Prokanga 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. Find out more at https://www.prokanga.com/
Werk provides working mum’s with pre-agreed flexible roles across finance, accounting, communications and PR, creative services, fundraising, law, marketing, operations, product management, sales and business development, strategy, and talent and culture.
There is a $48 annual membership fee but this provides exclusive access to an exclusive assortment of top opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. Visit www.saywerk.com
FLEX FORCE PROFESSIONALS
Dedicated the Washington D.C. area, Flexforce Professionals is a recruitment firm which places part-time jobs with companies for a special project, to cover a leave of absence, maternity leave or simply to staff up on a temporary basis.
Simply register through the webiste and upload your resume. Their database will match opportunities as they arise, prompting a screening process, including an in-person interview, reference and background checks, when there is a match.
THE MOM PROJECT
The Mom Project is a digital talent marketplace and community that connects professionally accomplished women with world-class companies for rewarding career opportunities.
Membership is free with jobs in many areas including project management, marketing, technology, sales, strategy, finance, human resources, and public relations.
The best thing is they offer project-based work, maternityship (you fill in while someone is on maternity leave!) as well as permanent positions
Although based in Atlanta, the Corps Team (formally Mom Corps) provide free registration for job hunters looking for work in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, HR and other business services.
Once signed up search their job board of flexible and part-time jobs, apply for positions and receive weekly notifications of new job listings. https://www.corpsteam.com/
HIRE MY MOM
For those Mom’s who want to work from home HireMyMom.com is a wonderful place to start with jobs and projects in just about every field, including blogging, copy editor, finance, customer service, administrative, virtual assistant, marketing, sales and much more.
Membership starts at $29.95 for three months (or $99 for a year), at which point you can upload a resume and cover letter, before browsing their list of work from home jobs. They offer jobs in many different areas such as!
Find out more at https://www.hiremymom.com/
Flexible Resources does what it says on the tin. The company, for the last 20 years, has placed candidates in part-time, project-based or flexible assignments. Contact a local office, send your resume and browse the available jobs.
If you have 10+ years’ experience then Flexible Executives could be worth checking out. A one-time application fee is required to cover a background check and resume verification before they embark on matching you with work-at-home projects.
PayScale shows you precisely what you should be getting paid, giving you the facts you need for fair, easy and open salary negotiations with your employer.
What’s more, PayScale will break down industry by industry based on where you went to college. This information is really useful particularly if you’re considering changing industries, moving cities or to a company that’s significantly larger or smaller than your current one.
The site is also useful if you’re thinking of asking for a raise or evaluating a career shift altogether.
FAIRY GOD BOSS
Fairy God Boss is your unique insight into a company’s culture before you even set foot in the door.
By creating a free, anonymous account you will read reviews from female employees at the company, including a rating out of 5 to show “how happy” women at that company are, and the percentage of respondents who would recommend working there to other women.
The site may not cover your company if it’s small or local, but nonetheless it’s worth checking out and keeping tabs on.
Levo will help give you some of the tools to develop your talent and build connections with peers, mentors, and jobs. Its ethos is to connect millennial women with mentors, allowing you to talk to women within the same industry on a platform where people understand they’re offering themselves up to be approached.
Find out more at https://www.levo.com/
Contessa is a website which provides readers with well researched, fact-based articles providing advice one can implement in the workplace, covering topics which perhaps fit into various shades of grey.
What’s more, you’ll find lots of great career tips and advice from women representing the diversity of the modern-day workforce which are perhaps a little more relevant than C-Level inspirational pieces found elsewhere.
POWER TO FLY
PowerToFLy was created as a niche jobsite for women seeking lucrative work-from-home roles within the tech industry. The owners, both working mums, found this niche from trawling the more popular job boards with little success.
PowerToFly has partnered with Buzzfeed and Hearst as they also look to branch into other industries. They are worth a look if you’re searching for higher salary work from home roles.
WORKING MUMS UK
Workingmums.co.uk was founded by senior communications manager Gillian Nissim in 2006 after the birth of her second child. She found herself and many of her friends in a similar position, needing flexible yet challenging work, but not being able to find it. She decided to bridge the gap between those employers who were able to offer flexibility, whether that was full-time work with flexi hours or some homeworking or part-time work or any other form of flexible working, and parents who were seeking flexible positions.
The site now has a database of over 320,000 candidates and works with thousands of employers from large corporates to micro companies. It’s certainly worth checking out for the opportunities the site presents for mums looking to get back to work.
WOMEN FOR HIRE
Womenforhire.com provides a good selection of career-related advice for working women, and an online job board that helps companies connect with talent from across the community looking for suitable opportunities.
LinkedIn is a business- and employment-oriented social networking service with over 500 million members from across the world. This can seem daunting but their search and filter options make it incredibly easy and simple to find both recruiting managers and top talent.
It’s also become your online profile for the corporate world where you can extrapolate on your cv and achievements for potential recruiters to check out during the interview shortlist stage.
Finally, as a networking site you can reach out and connect with just about anyone to help build your circle of influence and discover new opportunities.
Indeed.com is a single-topic search which aggregates job listings from thousands of websites, including job boards, staffing firms, associations, and company career pages. This provides job seekers with thousands of relevant opportunities which can be tailored according to industry, location, salary and so on.
Users can register their CV and build a profile to send instant applications to roles which are of interest.
Designed specifically for millennial women around the world, Mogul is an award-winning platform that enables women worldwide to connect, share information, and access knowledge from each other.
Mogul also partners with Fortune 1000 companies to attract, retain & advance diverse talent, impacting the ways in which companies communicate with women in the workplace.
CrunchBoard is the official TechCrunch job board and one of the go-to destinations for jobs in the tech community. With over 12 million readers each month the community provides access to some of the hottest jobs around.
Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe. It’s dedicated jobs board is packed full of tech and digital opportunities where you can upload CVs and a profile for potential recruiters to check out.
CollegeRecruiter.com is predominately a first entry-level and internship job portal but is still relevant for Mum’s who are looking to re-start their career or those who have perhaps completed another degree.
Monster has been around for over 20 years providing women with access to quality jobs across the globe. It’s significant brand reputation ensures there is a steady stream of opportunities coming through the pipeline.
Users, like most other sites, can set up a profile and apply for jobs via the site itself. You can also check out their blog and a number of resources which help you prepare for interviews.
CareerBuilder is well-known across North America, Europe and Asia predominately because it’s fast, easy to use and users can upload a CV and profile. Given recruiters will often trawl through sites like CareerBuilder it sometimes pays to wait and let the opportunities come to you.
SimplyHired is another reputable brand in the online job market with a search engine that regularly hits around 30 million monthly users. That is worldwide of course, but it does mean there will be opportunities here for you to check out and see if they meet your current requirements.
Glassdoor is a peer reviewed site for job seekers to check out the company they are preparing to interview at. Reviews, from both male and female employees, will rate the CEO, review the company, the position they held, company culture and much more. It’s incredibly useful to background check, identify causes for concern and salary check.