It is particularly challenging to be a mum and work at the same time. When you are at work, how your kid is doing and how much you want to be there is a reoccurring thought. Vice versa, when you are at home and relaxed during family time, work thoughts can pop into your head pulling you out of a family moment.
Being a single parent can undoubtedly be challenging at times. Add work into the mix, and it can complicate how your family functions day to day. To build your career, it is all the more important to make sure you are honest and true to yourself and set yourself up for success. Before you start a job hunt, know your qualifications and what you bring to the table. You have the opportunity to expand and strengthen your current skillset from before having kids or pursue another passion altogether. Dream up your ideal job and then your hunt to find a position the most similar to it will be that much easier. Most times, it is best to work from home or part time, which is very possible nowadays. As you get ready to apply with your CV updated, and referrals in mind, check jobs search sites like Jobrapido where you will find various job openings throughout the UK from Glasgow to Plymouth.
Here are a couple ideas for jobs that can be done from home/part time:
If you have experience as a website designer, or the desire to take on some extra studying to become one (through online courses, too), you can turn this into a work-from-home job and work the hours needed.
Tutoring is a great option. You can start your own business and work as many hours as you would like or work for an existing company. Since you have kids getting private clients won’t be too difficult, relying on the so-called ‘word-of-mouth’ will be very helpful to begin your business. You can give lessons on any subject you feel suits you best, for example simple English lessons.
Nowadays, being a virtual assistant has become a much-requested job. Businessman, or anyone in need of some organization in their lives will rely on people like you that prefer to work from home. Usually the job will entail to making phone calls, replying to emails, organizing the calendar and someone’s appointments. Multitasking and organization skills will be essential for this role, which will be a perfect fit for a mum already in possession of such skills.
It is important that mums find the right career that will support during motherhood. Every day, even when things are hectic, face the new day with confidence. The more you believe the more you can accomplish. Not to mention, this is another opportunity to truly inspire your children!