Top Career Resource Picks for Moms

In case y’all didn’t know, we love LinkedIn. We are making great connections on the platform. Recently, we ran across Meg Applegate~ Meg is an award-winning resume writer who connects high-achieving women to career advancement under her boutique resume writing and coaching firm, Hinge Resume Collaborative. She also pens interesting articles. She recently created a collaborative post on LinkedIn that is pulling together some amazing career resources for moms.

 

The article is so chock full of great tips we just had to share it! So…here ya go…

 

Top Career Resource Picks for Moms ~ by, Meg Applegate

 

 If you don’t know it yet, motherhood is an all-out, hands-on, messy course in leadership. From the stork’s arrival to beyond the empty nest, moms enroll in the most-character building (and trying) boot camp there is: Raising children.

91% agree. According to Bright Horizons’ recent Modern Family Index, Moms bring a unique (and much needed) combination of skills to the workplace, compared to working fathers and employees without kids, like:

  • A Listening ear
  • Diplomacy
  • Calm in crisis
  • Team-orientation

89% of the participants in Kelton Research’s study maintain that working moms bring out the best in their employees. So when we saw 4.2 million women exit paid work in droves due to the impact of COVID-19, one of the greatest workforce superpowers went missing – MOMS!

The rise of maternal support and flexible work arrangements is a bright light in the wake of the public health crisis. LinkedIn released stay-at-home parent job titles in their work experience section and professional network, HeyMama, encouraged the add of “Mother” on your resume both touting that unpaid skill development is equally as valuable as those attained on payroll.

 

YOUR CAREER RESOURCE BOUQUET

Mother’s Day’s flowers have faded and fallen by this time, but career longevity lasts a lifetime. Our ode to moms is more than fresh flowers, but a career resource bouquet to grow with the seasons.

From returning to work and leaning in to downshifting, we need each other (and expert resources) to bloom over the long haul.

 

RETURN-TO-WORK 

iRelaunch – https://www.irelaunch.com

Learning Motherhood – https://learningmotherhood.co/for-families

Pathforward – https://www.pathforward.org

Parents Pivot – https://www.parentspivot.com

Prepare to Launch U – https://preparetolaunchu.com/

ReacHire – https://www.reachire.com/

STEM Re-Entry Task Force – https://reentry.swe.org/

The Mom Project – https://themomproject.com

The Second Shift – https://www.thesecondshift.com/

ONLINE RESOURCES / JOB BOARDS

Bus Stop Mamas – https://www.busstopmamas.com/jobopportunity

Fairygodboss – https://fairygodboss.com

Flexjobs –  https://www.flexjobs.com/

Inhersight – https://www.inhersight.com

Remote.co – https://remote.co/

 

COMMUNITY

Ellevate – https://www.ellevatenetwork.com/

Boss Mom Crew – https://bossmomcrew.com/

Hey Mama – https://heymama.co/

Pass The Torch for Women – https://passthetorchforwomen.org

Working Christian Mom – http://www.workingchristianmom.com/

Working Momkind – https://workingmomkind.com/

 

 

 

BOARD RESOURCES

ACE Board Training for Women – https://www.acellc.consulting

BoardRooms http://broadrooms.com

Catalyst Women on Board – https://www.catalyst.org/catalyst-women-on-board/

CEOX – https://projectceox.com/

Forté Connect – http://www.fortefoundation.org/site/PageServer?pagename=women_boards

Women In The Board Room – https://womenintheboardroom.com

5050 Women On Boards – https://5050wob.com/

 

PODCASTS

Called & Equipped – https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/called-and-equipped-jessica-hernandez-zKJkdwFpSNG/

iRelaunch – https://www.irelaunch.com/podcast

MomsTown365 – https://momstown365.com

Ready Pause Go – https://readypausego.com/about/

Working Christian Mom – https://www.workingchristianmom.com/blog/

 

BOOKS / BLOGS

How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back From Your Next Raise Promotion Or Job, By: Sally Helgesen & Marshall Goldsmith  – http://www.howwomenrise.com

Working Moms Against Guilt – https://www.workingmomsagainstguilt.com/

This article was inspired by a LinkedIn post in May 2021. See original post and comments by visiting Meg Applegate’s profile – and be sure to tell her Mary & Heather say, “Hi!~”

https://www.linkedin.com/in/megapplegate/

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