Jobs for mums: Best part-time, job share and full-time jobs for mums
Mums in the workforce have it pretty tough.
You have to balance the needs of your boss, kids, perhaps a significant other … and oh, it would be nice if you had some time to yourself for a change!
It can definitely be tricky to go out and get that job (and to balance work-life demands once you’ve actually landed the gig), but consider these encouraging words from Gillian Franklin, MD of The Heat Group:
“Mums are the ultimate multi-taskers often at times having to do three things at once just to keep up with the household tasks they have at hand.
“This high degree of multi-tasking has made them capable of churning through work tasks more efficiently.”
So there you go; mums are more efficient on the job!
So keep your head up, and remember, if you don’t apply, you have zero chance of getting that part-time, job share or full-time job. If you do apply, you never know what could happen! Remember, you don’t always have to be the best. Sometimes, you only have to be the best candidate. And being a good “cultural fit” (which is a fancy way of saying you get along with the people that already work there) is a huge asset. Don’t underestimate this – go for that job!
Without further ado, we present:
Best jobs for mums
- 🕸️ Web designer
- 🖥️ Graphic designer
- 💻 Photoshop retoucher
- 💇 Hairdresser
- 💄 Makeup artist
- 👗 Personal stylist
- 📷 Baby photographer / family photographer
- 📸 Wedding photographer
Language, reading, writing jobs
- 📚 Freelance proofreader / editor
- 🇬🇧 English teacher (teaching degree required)
- 🇬🇧 English tutor (no teaching degree required, though it helps)
- 🌏 ESL teacher
Caring, helping and healing jobs
- 🗨️ Career coach / life coach
- ♿ Support worker for people with disabilities
- 💅 Beauty therapist
- 📞 Customer service representative (working from home)
- 👶 Home child care operator
- 👪 Teacher's aide
- 🚸 Infants teacher
- 🎒 Primary school teacher
- 🏫 High school teacher
- 🎵 Music teacher (see "Musical jobs", below)
- 🇬🇧 English teacher (see "Language, reading, writing jobs", above)
- ➗ Maths teacher (see "Numbers and maths jobs", below)
- ➗ Maths tutor (see "Numbers and maths jobs", below)
Can you play the piano 🎹, guitar 🎸, violin 🎻 or any other instrument really well? Can you sing 🎤 at a high standard? (Sorry, singing only in the shower doesn’t count). Consider taking on students, either travelling to their homes, or on a working from home basis. If you want to work for someone else, at least initially, here’s where to start:
- 🎵 Music teacher (teaching degree required)
- 🎹 Piano teacher (no degree required)
- 🎸 Guitar teacher (no degree required)
- 🎻 Violin teacher
- 🎤 Singing teacher
Numbers and maths jobs
Are you a numbers whiz? Can you remember your algebra, or balance the books? You may want to set up your own business working from home, or you may want to start off working for someone else. In case it’s the latter, here are the latest jobs:
- ➗ Maths teacher (teaching degree required)
- ➗ Maths tutor (no teaching degree required, though it helps)
- ➕ Bookkeeper
- ➖ Accountant
Jobs with animals
🐶🐕🐱🐈 No need for English here, you clearly speak Dog or Cat.
- 🐾 Dog walker
- 🐕 Dog groomer
- 🐶 Dog trainer
- 🐈 Pet sitter
- 🐴 Horse jobs
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Training and development resources
If you want to upskill before applying, here are some great resources:
- SEEK Learning (Online courses, TAFE courses, university courses & IT certifications)
- Open Universities Australia (Online education)