Re-joining the workforce after taking time off to stay home with your kids isn’t always easy. You may have a big gap on your resume to explain or fall behind on the latest trends and skills in your trade. Now one company wants to do something to help in a big way, with a website with flexible jobs for parents.
The Mom Project was established to help moms and dads find a way to re-enter the workforce in a way that still provides the balance needed with young kids at home. Going back to a full-time job isn’t always the best option. After all, even when kids are old enough for school they still require plenty of care. Being faced with the choice of a 9-to-5 job or no job at all isn’t exactly ideal either.
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#Repost @mindrnyc ・・・ Language matters. Women are more likely to apologize for ourselves even when we are not sorry, and it can make our colleagues and bosses see us as weak even though we are strong. Small, conscious tweaks to the way we position ourselves and our care responsibilities can do a lot to change the way parenthood is seen within the workplace. So next time you need to relieve your nanny or pick up from school, try this small communication change. As working parents, we have nothing to apologize for – if anything, we’re stronger, more reliable and more efficient than ever. (H/t to @roseandrex for getting us thinking about the power of positive language.)
The company connects parents with flexible work opportunities like freelance projects, remote jobs and re-entry programs. It’s not just another job board: The Mom Project is an interactive platform that enables businesses to not only find you, but to also interview, hire and pay you. It’s a one-stop shop with a novel premise.
The site is an online marketplace that allows users to bid on work opportunities and negotiate pay. And, it’s completely free to sign up and use as a job seeker, to boot.
The best part is, it’s not simply focused on the usual low-pay, work-from-home staples, like telemarketing. There are a wide variety of opportunities available in many industries, including marketing, finance, technology and legal—for a range of skill levels.
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