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Career Resources

How I Re-Kindled My Design Creativity as a WAHM

By Heather Smith I began my journey as a work-at-home mom 4.5 years ago when my oldest son was born. As a designer I was…

It All Began with an Argument About Money, but Lead to So Much More

by Janine Huldie I forget how that fateful fight started, but do recall it was over money — or the lack thereof. Between my husband…

How to Sell on Etsy and Keep Sane: Tips from 9 Successful Etsy Moms

One of the easiest ways to start selling your creative work online is with the Etsy.com marketplace. Set up your account, upload your product photos,…

5 Resume Tips to Turn Your Outdated Resume Into A Modern Marketing Tool

Join Annette Richmond for a FREE online resume workshop Thursday, March 12th, 1 pm to 2 pm EST! Writing a compelling resume, one that sets you apart…

How to Take Charge of Your Parental Leave Transition

This month we are exploring transitions, from changing careers to plotting out your career path. This week, Amy Beacom, Ed.D, Founder and CEO Center for…

Happy Is Not Just About Doing What You Love: Creating a Career Path

“Do what you love” has become such a commonly repeated ideal, we rarely question it. Do you find yourself chasing the perfect job or client…

What Should A Creative Wear to an Interview or Business Meeting?

As a creative, do you dread figuring out what to wear to an interview or client meeting? It’s agonizing — I want to look unique…

5 First Steps to Finding A Career You Love

Looking to make some big career changes? The theme for this month’s Mommikin at Work series is Transitions. Many moms want to change careers — whether…

Career Q & A: How to Craft a Dynamic “Elevator Pitch” to Get Other People as Passionate About What You Do as You Are

I dread the question “And what do you do?” I’m a freelance UX designer and would love to be able to communicate what my work…

Career Q & A: Ready to Start Your Own Business? 4 Tips from Hatch Things Founder, Sonjie Solomon

I’ve been considering starting my own product business and would love to hear from another mom who has made it work! — Tessa M. 1.While…

Career Q & A: 5 Ways to Figure Out What Makes You Unique (And Why That Matters for Your Creative Career!)

Sometimes it feels like there’s so many people out there, all doing something similar to me. How do I even begin to differentiate myself? —…

Career Q & A: How to Present Your Digital Portfolio: Tips from a Creative Recruiter

I’m a designer and presenting my portfolio is the biggest make-or-break factor in a hiring decision. However, I spend weeks preparing my portfolio and reading…

Career Q & A: Why You Should Price Discriminate: Setting Your Freelance Rates, Part 2

I am starting my own freelance business but don’t know how to price my services. Can you help me? — Dianna F. For freelancers, we’ve…

Career Q & A: 4 Tips on Making Unpaid Work Pay Off (from Moms Who Have Been There)

I’m easing back into work after a long (8 years!) time off being a SAHM. I was considering volunteering to get my skills up to…

Career Q & A: What Makes Amazing Children’s Illustrations?: An Editor’s Perspective

I’ve been struggling to make it as a children’s book illustrator and have gotten a few leads but no breakthroughs. What do editors look for…

Career Q & A: How to Set Your Freelance Rates in 6 Simple Steps

I am starting my own freelance business but don’t know how to price my services. Can you help me? — Dianna F. Freelancing is fantastic for moms…

Career Q & A: How Much Should You Be Getting Paid? Tips from a Creative Recruiter

I am re-entry the workplace after maternity leave and am nervous about salary negotiations. My last job definitely was underpaying me — can you help…

Career Q & A: 5 (Mostly) Painless Tips for Writing a Better Bio

I’m struggling with coming up with a bio that sounds confident but not braggy, approachable but also serious. Plus I’m a creative, so it should…

Career Q & A: 5 things I wish I knew before becoming a WAHM (work-at-home mom)

I’m quitting my job and am about to make the leap into being a WAHM! I’m excited and a bit anxious. What do you wish…

Career Q & A: 5 Tips for Going from Work to the Playground in Style

Since I had kids, I seem to look constantly schlubby. My old outfits are too “dry-clean only” to handle the playground but even as a…

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