Jobs for Stay at Home Moms

Money is important. It pays the rent or mortgage. It buys groceries, keeps the lights on, the water flowing, it puts shoes on our kids, clothes on their backs, and school supplies in their backpacks. Plus, money affords us to go on vacation and plan for the future.

So, in this town, it’s okay to say, “Money is important.” It’s also okay to go after a job that you really want. 

We love this quote by Julia Cameron, author of “The Artist’s Way” ~ 

What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us. 

mom working her job with kid in lap

A 12 Part Series on How to Boost Your Resume

In the past few years, we’ve seen millions of women leave the workforce. Moms, in particular, have been forced out of the job market, in part due to the high cost of daycare. The truth is, we’ve heard from a lot of moms who are just plain ready for a change in the way they work and, for some, a complete change in the work they do.

So, mom, are you ready for a new job? A higher paying job? If so, you’re in luck! We recently spoke with an award-winning resume writer and career coach. The founder of Hinge Resume, Meg Applegate, connects high-achieving women to career advancement. She’s been featured in ForbesWomen and Fairygodboss and she recently joined MomsTown for an exclusive podcast series titled, Mama Needs a Job!

The focus of the podcast series is to help moms build resumes that get jobs. So, if you’re ready to get the job of your dreams, we’ve put together 12 information packed episodes.

A quick note before getting started: While the episodes are full of great tips and resources, we recommend joining Meg inside her course: The Resume Key. Meg has put together this course and included all of her best resources and tips to make your resume shine. We support Meg’s work and MomsTown is also an affiliate of her course, which means MomsTown will receive compensation for referrals. It’s one of the ways MomsTown is able to continue its mission supporting mom creators.

Here’s a link to her course!

And, now, on with the show…

 

Mama Needs a Job! 

In this first episode of Mama Needs a Job! Meg discusses the following three topics:

  1. Mom’s Identity Theft
  2. Who You Are vs. What You Do
  3. Assignment vs. Calling/Purpose

Listen Now: https://stream.redcircle.com/episodes/7bcd0de5-a79f-435c-aea2-4aea9466d3ca/stream.mp3 

Mama Needs a Job! 

The Most Important thing You can do Prior to Beginning Your Job Search

Coming up in this episode, searching for the right job means it’s time to do a little soul searching. 

  1. Soul Search before You Job Search
  2. It’s Time to Dig Deep: Inner Work
  3. Values, Priorities, Season of Life

Listen Now:

https://stream.redcircle.com/episodes/cc518043-3153-4c81-b06c-356aa51671ef/stream.mp3

Link to HingeResume affiliate course, The Resume Key : https://hingeresume.thinkific.com/courses/hinge-resume-the-resume-key?ref=f6db29

Mama Needs a Job!

What it Means to ‘Bloom where You’re Planted’

In this episode, we’re exploring the pressure to do it all, bloom where you’re planted and how to grow your skills, in the direction your heart wants to take you. 

  1. Pressure to do it all
  2. Bloom Where You’re Planted
  3. Grow your skills where your feet already take you.

Link to episode: https://stream.redcircle.com/episodes/2a5304e5-3ce7-4b75-9ca3-c89a882e986b/stream.mp3

Affiliate link to Meg’s course: The Resume Key

https://hingeresume.thinkific.com/courses/hinge-resume-the-resume-key?ref=f6db29

Mama Needs a Job!

How to Get Clear on What Kind of Job You Want

  1. You’ve changed during your career break
  2. Define your forward career direction
  3. Tools to refine your job target

Link to episode: https://stream.redcircle.com/episodes/cfd2fdf2-9669-4a9d-b9f7-776c2497474d/stream.mp3

Mama Needs a Job!

How to Develop Your Personal Brand & Why it’s Important

So, what is your personal brand in this episode, we’re going to be talking about how to unlock your personal brand.

  1. What is a personal brand?
  2. How being different matters
  3. Knowing brand YOU

Link to episode: https://stream.redcircle.com/episodes/113162c5-cc59-45cb-8f60-bf6ed94546aa/stream.mp3

Mama Needs a Job!

The #1 Resume Writing Tip

  1. The modern resume
  2. The research behind the resume read
  3. #1 Writing Tip

Listen Now:

https://stream.redcircle.com/episodes/d6ff6f84-fffe-40a5-a394-42d1594dd291/stream.mp3

Mama Needs  A Job!

The Challenge Moms Face Returning to Work & Your Resume Gap

  1. The return-to-work challenge
  2. How to be honest about your break
  3. Resume Tips

Listen Now: https://stream.redcircle.com/episodes/4cc5c9f4-f37e-4c84-991f-f44cb97090b6/stream.mp3

Mama Needs a Job!

The Top 3 Things You Need to Know about LinkedIn

One of our favorite platforms for building professional relationships is LinkedIn. What you need to know about your LinkedIn and how to put together a powerful profile. 

 

In this episode we discuss with Meg three things about LinkedIn. First, why is the platform important in your job search and professional life. Second, what you need to know about your profile on LinkedIn and finally, Meg shares tips on how to be found on the platform and rank higher in search results. It’s all in this episode.

  1. Why LinkedIn is Important
  2. What you need to know about your profile
  3. Tips to be found on the platform and rank higher in search results

Listen Now: https://stream.redcircle.com/episodes/ed6f2ef9-b7da-4387-a37e-582851f83cc4/stream.mp3

Mama Needs a Job!

Tips for Strategic Networking

Coming up in this next episode it’s all about how to improve our networking skills. We’re talking with career coach Meg Applegate, about what exactly is effective networking, the female networking challenge and strategic networking tips.

  1. What is networking?
  2. The female networking struggle
  3. Strategic networking tips

Link to: https://stream.redcircle.com/episodes/91a140d9-7511-49b3-b166-f18b92759ae6/stream.mp3

Mama Needs a Job!

The Most Important Thing We Need to Know about Rejection

Searching for the right job can be a tumultuous endeavor. Meg says it’s like a rollercoaster with a lot of ups and downs. Truth is, rejection plays a large part of the job search. Meg tells us why it’s important to embrace rejection and why it’s helpful to not go at it alone. 

  1. Why not to go at it alone
  2. How to find your tribe
  3. Where to find your community

Listen Now: 

https://stream.redcircle.com/episodes/8d329668-9b73-4a8e-a898-eb567ce4786a/stream.mp3



Mama Needs a Job!

Critical Tips & Tools to Make Your Job Search Easier

And coming up in today’s episode, we’re going to be talking about women, carrying the mental load, the importance of tracking your job search efforts and job search tools that are going to make your life a heck of a lot easier. 

Listen Now: 

https://stream.redcircle.com/episodes/7d55ef03-0f16-4061-a445-aa0ba6ea4e16/stream.mp3

Mama Needs a Job!

3 Tips on How Moms Can Negotiate a Higher Salary

Let’s talk about money! In this episode with Meg, we are discussing why women can have a difficult time with self promotion. We’re also discussing ways to make it easier to ask for more money and tips on how to overcome your negotiation nerves. This episode is all about:

  1. Making self promotion easier
  2. How to know your market value
  3. Tools for “The Ask”

Listen Now: 

https://stream.redcircle.com/episodes/aa2b5dce-4402-4787-b9c1-9f16b89aa019/stream.mp3

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