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Field trips. Daycare germs. Babysitting backfires. Morning meltdowns. Pediatrician appointments. Class parties. These are just a few of the extra demands that the working mom has to juggle along with job responsibilities. And while today’s working mom wants to be present for their children, they also want to be an indispensable employee, too.
Today's top employers understand that to attract, recruit, and retain top employees, that there must be a balance between achieving career goals and success, and work/life balance. That's especially important for today’s working mom, and fortunately, more employers are starting to understand that too.
Nearly half of human resources managers surveyed by OfficeTeam said their organization had made policy changes in recent years to better accommodate working parents. But however family friendly the company, a woman raising children and working toward a career, such as an administrative professional career, will often be stressed by the constant push and pull of competing demands.
Finding the right balance is a challenge, and sometimes, a career coach can help a working mom navigate the challenging process of finding the right job, career path, and balancing the challenges of motherhood.
The reality is, today's working moms have more workplace flexibility than ever before, says Career Coach Bethany Wallace, also a working mom, and a career coach who excels at helping working moms find career happiness and work/life balance. However, it can be challenging to navigate to a career path that provides flexibility. That's where career coaches can assist working moms.
"Working remotely, finding gigs and part-time employment options, and even changing careers entirely are all real possibilities," says Wallace. "As a career coach, I often work with women who are not just striving to achieve career goals, but who also want to invest in their children's lives. I get that; I have a daughter, too, and she was one of my primary motivators for pursuing entrepreneurship. As working moms, we're all doing the best we can. Sometimes we simply need a little support, mentoring, or coaching to bring our visions to life."
So what are the best career paths for working moms? What are the best degrees for working moms? Check out the infographic below, and see how it fits your career path or goals. Where can you search for jobs or work? How can you find the help you need - start with a career coach like Bethany Wallace - and then view the below infographic focusing on the 10 best degree for working moms for more information and details:
Once you have a career path in mind, you will need an updated resume. Learn how Matt Krumrie can help you write a resume that gets results, and help you get interviews for a job that helps achieve your goals of balancing work and family life.
About Matt Krumrie
In addition to writing resumes, Krumrie has published over 2,000 career and job search articles for CollegeRecruiter,