Work From Home Blog

Working from home provides more flexibility and time with family and friends, but it can also be isolating if you’re not careful. When work is home and home is work, you can easily fall into the habit of rarely leaving the house, or rarely being social.  If you’re a parent, the issue can be compounded by a lack of time. Although it can be difficult, making time to be social is a very important component in your quality of life.  Read along for some tips to stay social as a work from home parent! Involve the kids Not all social events have to be kid-free! Especially if your kids are…
Name: Whitney ShuttCity / State: Houston, TX Kids & Ages: Elijah - 2 years  What’s your success story with HireMyMom.com? I am a bit of a rare situation, I was at a full time job when I got pregnant and wanted to stay home with my son so I became a member of Hiremymom.com in May/June of 2015 and it only took me about a week or two to land my first interview and was hired on at the company that I still work for today (going on 2.5 years) in August of that same year.    What’s your educational and experiential background? I have my bachelors in Corporate Communication…
Successfully managing remote teams is becoming more necessary as telecommute jobs are more widely available.  There are countless tools and options to make this possible, and we’ve narrowed down some of our favorite options. Whether you’re looking to track time, communicate with your team, or send professional invoices and billing notes, we have something for you! Slack Slack is a great communication and messaging tool that keeps everything in one place.  According to Creative Boom, with Slack you can “hold conversations that are open to others or private; organize and prioritize conversations based on topic or project; share files; connect up your favorite tools; search the archives later” and more.  …
Spring is just around the corner! With warmer temperatures starting to become more and more frequent, it’s only a matter of time before spring is here.  We associate spring with new beginnings and a fresh start, so it’s the perfect time to implement some of the ideas below for a great start to the new season. Get outside Fresh air equals a fresh mood! Get outside as much as you can during this time of year.  Start looking for local outdoor events and festivals. Go see a sporting event, attend an outdoor concert, or simply make time for a daily walk around the block. Nature gives us positive energy and…
Becoming more effective is not just applicable to work.  The more available time you have for your family and friends, the more your quality of life increases.  However, effectiveness at work is also important, and can make your work day much more manageable.  Working to be more productive or effective means saving time, money, and leaving time for those things you love most, all while producing quality work where you need to. Read our blog for some of our best tips and advice for boosting effectiveness in and out of the workplace. Where’s your time? To become more effective, it’s very helpful to know where your current time is being…
Name: Shannon Culp City / State: Denver, CO Kids & Ages: Owen - 3 & Evan - 1 & Husband: Eric  What’s your success story with HireMyMom.com? I cannot stop shouting HireMyMom.com from the rooftops! I've enjoyed introducing it to so many moms out there looking for exactly what I found through hiremymom...my DREAM JOB. It's hard for people to believe there's a site out there focused on helping moms. When in fact,  the companies who advertise jobs here have a strong understanding of what career moms like myself are looking for. I wanted to find inner peace and perfect work/life balance that allows me to put my family first…
The holidays are over and we’ve been back into our healthy grooves for a while now.  However, it’s that time of year that a lot of sickness is going around! Watch or read the news and you’ll hear that the flu season is running rampant.  It’s important to do your best to stay healthy and keep your immunity high this winter. Read along for some of our best tips to stay happy and healthy! Keep it clean It goes without saying that cleaning is a crucial component in staying well.  Wash your hands as soon as you come home, remove shoes inside the house, and wipe your phone.  It’s been…
  Success looks different for everyone, but it’s something we all strive for.  Whether success is a career goal, or a certain way of flexible living for you and your family, you can take specific steps to get there.  With a clear plan and a few tips, you can achieve the success you’re seeking. Define it What does success look like to you? Just because someone you know feels successful in their life, doesn’t mean you ought to achieve the same things just because.  This can lead you down a path of striving for things that truly don’t mean much to you. How do you enjoy spending your time?  What…
Working from home affords a lot of flexibility and often improves quality of life, but it brings into focus the question of work life balance.  If you’re always in your “office,” does work ever stop? One way to ensure that working from home is, in fact, working from home, it’s important to set expectations - and boundaries. You can still be there for friends and family on a more flexible basis while still having time to complete your tasks. Set office hours and a schedule Even though you aren’t going to an office, it’s still important to have fairly consistent office hours.  Not only does this set an expectation for…
Resumes are crucial parts of our application process.  We typically can’t get a job without one!  While they’re very important, they can also be tedious and frustrating for your potential employers. In addition to that, they often have an enormous amount of resumes to sift through.  Whether it’s too much text, ancient job positions, or any combination of both, it’s important to stand out among these resumes. When you stand out, you become memorable to the employer or hiring manager. When a job position is popular, it can hundreds - or even thousands - of positions. Check out our tips to make sure you’re standing out among the crowd! Change…