Whether you’re looking to switch your career or to get back into the working world after some time away, it’s always a good idea to make sure that you consider which types of work might make the best use of the skills that you have. While it’s important not to pigeonhole yourself as exclusively a mum, you also shouldn’t overlook the skills you build in motherhood and the careers that rely on them. Here are a few that might work well to your needs.
Mums are good tutors
As a mother, teaching others is something that you have to do on a daily basis, making sure that your child is equipped with all of the tools that will help them navigate their current stage in life. That patience and experience in teaching could be used to help you professionally, as well. You can tutor online, not just children but adults as well, and having prior professional or academic experience can help you be specific in building course plans to help people at various stages of their lives.
Mums are good carers
If you find that you are able to effectively manage the needs of others and to be responsible and forward-thinking in helping those who cannot operate independently, then you might want to consider doing just that for a living. As a carer, you’re more likely to be caring for adults than children, but it can be a good-paying position after you have earned your care certificate. It is worth noting that it can be a stressful position as well and prone to burnout, so you need to make sure that you’re able to handle pressure well and that you can spare the room in your life to work as one.
Mums are good childminders
If you don’t already have your hands overly full with your own children and you genuinely love looking after them and helping them grow, then you might be able to make a career out of that just fine. Aside from working as a childminder at a local nursery, you can even look at setting up your own childminder business, even going as far as to set it up in your own home. People will pay handsomely to have their children looked after.
Mums are good organisers
If you’re looking for some work that is as flexible as you need and, in most cases, can be done entirely from your home, then you might want to look at working as a virtual assistant. Virtual assistants come in various shades and can do all sorts of work for business owners and professionals of all stripes. As such, you can specialize your offerings to make more money or you can be more laid back to work part-time in helping others stay organized and focused on their own work.
Of course, aside from the skills that you build as a mum, you also want to consider which jobs best fit your lifestyle as a mum. Luckily, flexible work arrangements are becoming more and more common.
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