A Simple Guide To Finding Companies That Hire Working Moms

Mar 19 2012 in Featured, Job Boards, Job Search Strategy, reCareered Blog by Phil Rosenberg

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If you’re a working Mom, especially if you’re returning to the workforce, you’ve likely found many companies who don’t hire many working Moms, or who don’t hire them at your level/job function.

But somebody out there’s gotta hire working Moms …

If only you could figure out who these companies are, you could focus your time on companies likely to hire you … and ignore companies who don’t hire many Moms.

It would be so easy if there was a list – but no one has published one … until today.

Working Moms – this is your job search guide …

5 Steps To Find Companies That Hire Working Moms:

    The common knowledge steps:

  1. Contacts within the company: Get to know people within the company, talk to them and ask them … what’s the culture like? Are most employees have families or are they single? Are there many working Moms working in the position (and level) you seek at your target company?
  2. President/CEO: Look for companies headed up by working moms … these companies are almost always Mom friendly.
  3. Steps to find companies that hire working Moms … that aren’t so common

  4. Build Your List:
    Search for working Mom friendly companies: The job board SimplyHired has your answer. SimplyHired has a search filter for Mom Friendly companies. Search for all jobs (not just your job title) in your area. If you’re in a small town, search your state to get a broader listing of companies. Then click advanced search, click the dropdown special filters (1/2 way down the right side), and choose Mom Friendly. Then search …
  5. On the left hand side of the search results, expand companies. This is your target list of companies that actively hire hire working Moms. If your list of local companies is too small, expand to your state, or to the US (I’ll show you how to use Mom friendly companies in other areas to help you in your area).

  6. Expand your list:
    Similar clients: To expand your list, look for companies that serve similar clients, including:
    • Competitors: Competitors to companies on your list are likely to also be Mom friendly. They serve the same clients and are likely to also value working Moms.
    • Industry participants: Other companies (who aren’t competitors) in the same industry.
    • Clients: Since clients of companies on your list buy from Mom friendly companies, they are likely to be comfortable and trust with working Moms.
    • Vendors: Since vendors to companies on your target list are likely selling to Mom friendly companies, these vendors are likely to be Mom friendly themselves.
    • Same customers: Basically, you’re looking for companies that sell to and/or service the same clients as companies on your list. Typically, companies who sell to Mom friendly customers seek employees to relate to their customers.
  7. Focus your list:
    If you expanded your list to state or national companies, make sure to focus on local competitors, industry participants, clients, vendors and same customer companies.

So now that you’ve found a simple guide …

… go find some companies that hire working Moms.

… and stop wasting your time applying randomly to job boards.


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