After the birth of my daughter, I wanted to break from the normal “9-7”. I wanted more time with daughter, the ability to do nursery runs and still have a qualified job matching my previous experience.
So I searched alternatives to full-time work, and here’s how I found alternative jobs in the Technology and Design sector that are paid decently:
Part-time & flexible work:
- Job websites: I put an email alert on Trovit Jobs. For instance: part-time UX design. Opportunities come up daily
- Jobs boards: UX jobsboard has a”part-time” filter
- Recruitment agencies have part-time opportunities, occasionally. I’ve worked with: Zebra People
- Work in start-ups: start-ups often have limited resources, so they’ll hire freelancers and part-timers. See the Work for startups website. Working for startups can be a really great way to join exiting projects, but it’s also often a high-pressure environment.
Work from home opportunities:
- Developers, designers, project managers and testers positions: ZZ is an online tech/design agency. They create remote-working tech and design teams. They’re currently looking for Sales Executives (sourcing projects) as well. I joined their team but have not worked for them yet
- Mentoring UX or development: I’m currently a mentor at CareerFoundry. They have a good course, you choose your hours and mentor students on Skype
- Various jobs: Power to Fly offers work-from-home (and office) opportunities. It’s managed by mums and seems to be a great plate to find jobs for highly-qualified women
If you find other resources, please let me know.