When I decided to leave the corporate world in exchange for being a work-at-home mom, I knew my heart will be content. I was right. My daily journey at home consists of sharpening my parenting skills and perfecting my versatility as an online writer.
At first, it was challenging. But as time passed by, I mastered the art of being a juggler. To aspiring stay-at-home mommas who don’t want to be professionally idle, here are tips to help you land your dream job and still be a super mom to your kids:
Highlight your skills and experience
The online job industry is getting massive and more accessible as more stay-at-home moms continue to be active in their profession via the internet. As such, you have to consider the field(s) that you’re good at and highlight your skills and experience on your updated resume. Freelance writing, graphic design, and virtual assistance are few of the lucrative online jobs that you can try, among many others.
Make use of social media (and the internet)
Maximize your social media accounts in getting noticed and being connected with potential recruiters. Have an impressive Linkedin profile and follow people and companies that advertise the right job(s) for you. Facebook and Twitter are also good networking platforms for great online jobs. Just make sure your personal account has photos and posts that would invite a great career.
Beware of scams
My first online job had me dedicate two weeks of hard work and dedication that didn’t get me paid. Little did I realize that my employer wasn’t legit. This scam experience happened to my friends who also opted to be working/stay-at-home moms. Make sure that the company you’re applying for is legit. It would be better if you personallyknow someone in the team so you will be assured that you’re in good hands.
Manage your time wisely
It’s not easy to juggle work and parenting. But if I were able to do it, I’m sure you can too. Organize your schedule and use your small breaks to take care of your kids. You can also coordinate with your boss for a day shift work since that’s the time your children are at school. Do whatever works best for the two of you.
Squeeze in some quality time for your kids
In my almost three years as a stay-at-home mom, I can say I’m proficient in multi-tasking. I also learned that I shouldn’t ignore my kids. That said, I make sure I get to spend an hour or two with them every day to make them feel wanted and loved. Helping them with their homeworks or playing board games is also a lot of fun.