MOM CORPS: Women Get the Job Done

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(This is the first in a series of articles about the job market for moms. Mom Corps is dedicated to helping companies find highly-qualified talent for flexible, part-time, or temporary jobs and helping moms find the job for their busy lives.)

When I was asked to write this blog, they asked if I had a photo of me at work. As in a picture of me doing my job. I don’t, but I thought about what that picture might look like. Continue reading “MOM CORPS: Women Get the Job Done” »

MOM CORPS: It Takes a Network

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I used to hate networking. It conjured up images of crowded events in stuffy hotel lobbies, nametags getting stuck in my hair, balancing a glass of white wine, and standing awkwardly among strangers. To add insult to injury, I PAID to attend!

But, love it or leave it, networking is an important part of your career. As a former networking-loather, I thought I’d share the tips and tricks I acquired to getting through them: Continue reading “MOM CORPS: It Takes a Network” »

Mom Corps: How To Negotiate Your Salary

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Salary.

Most women I know hate negotiating their salary and avoid it at all costs. What if I offered you a million dollars to negotiate your salary? Would you be interested? It is estimated that women who consistently negotiate earn $1 million more in their lifetime than their counterparts.

In order to negotiate well, whether you’re negotiating at your current job or for a new job, you need to be informed. Continue reading “Mom Corps: How To Negotiate Your Salary” »

MOM CORP: Want a Job? Chew the Mystery Gum

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I’m a total sucker for candy. A few weeks ago a pack of “Mystery Flavor” gum caught my eye. Of course I bought it. It actually doesn’t taste too bad; it’s kind of a mix of every sweet berry flavor. But here’s the interesting part, whenever I offer it to anyone, they nearly always refuse. “Mystery flavor? No, ew. No way.” Even after I explain it’s a “fruity mix” and not a horrible prank, still no takers. Continue reading “MOM CORP: Want a Job? Chew the Mystery Gum” »

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