Working While Homeschooling‘s mission is to help homeschooling parents make money and maybe even have a “career” while continuing to homeschool, without losing their sanity! A lofty, noble goal indeed; and one that we think that is much needed!
Every day we hear from homeschool families of their need for help – the income-producing parent has lost their job or had to take a pay cut, single homeschool moms now the sole provider, or another homeschool mom who looking for ways to bring in a second income.
Other parents perhaps would like to homeschool and know it would be a good fit for their children, but are hesitant to stop their career after investing so much time, money, and effort. It’s great to know that that Working While Homeschooling parents don’t have to make that choice! They can do both!
The great news is that technology has finally advanced enough and many companies have caught up to the concepts of flexible work, telecommuting. The rise of the “gig economy” has also opened up work opportunities greatly. The Internet, computerized, online homeschooling classes (not to mention local classes, co-ops, and so on) have opened up a wide creativity of homeschooling options, allowing for more flexibility in learning choices of all homeschooling families. originally
Simply put, Working While Homeschooling is no longer out of reach!
Our primary target audience is homeschooling mothers. Homeschooling fathers and others, of course, are included and can benefit from our information and resources as well. Some overarching characteristics we’ve noticed our audience has in common: a need for flexibility of hours and possibly a flexibility of location, a need for simplification in their lives outside of work, and utilization and reliance on technology to get that work done.
You will notice that we do not discuss MLM party sales companies or blogging (even homeschool blogging) here. Those topics are highly oversaturated and covered well elsewhere. Instead, we focus on jobs “for the rest of us.” Those could be entrepreneur and small business opportunities, those could be freelance and contract-based work, and they could be work-from-home (telecommuting) or on-location (at-an-office-site) positions.
And while there might be a few (very few) other “working and homeschooling” sites and groups out there, none of the are run by a Certified Career Coach with a background in recruiting, that is also a Homeschool Parent herself!
ABOUT JULIE MENDEZ
Hi! I’m Julie Mendez, a Career Coach and Certified Job Search Specialist with my own business, JSM Career Coaching. We have now been homeschooling our two girls for seven years, and currently in the Washington, DC area, often relocating due to my husband’s career in the Foreign Service. I have been a Working While Homeschooling parent from the beginning!
After seeing constant requests for help finding work opportunities and career tips and advice from other homeschool moms, my passions for homeschooling, supporting women (homeschooling mothers), and career coaching, are finally combined under a new umbrella: Working While Homeschooling.
I want to encourage all job seekers, to identify their dream and pursue it with ingenuity, passion, and determination. My calling is to aid others in finding fulfilling work that utilizes their unique talents. One of my greatest rewards is hearing from excited clients about that new job offer they just received!
I have a unique perspective into the recruitment process and the job search strategy that gets a jobseeker back to work (in a job they love) quickly. I have three coach-related certifications, ten years as a Career Coach, five years in the recruiting industry in both New York and Washington, DC, and a degree from New York University. In addition, my background even includes a stint working at the US Embassy in Rome, Italy.
My Event Speaker experience includes national career networking sites, regional career groups, teleseminars for US Embassy communities, and webinar presentations for college career services organizations and multiple professional associations.