After having your first child and wanting to get back into the workforce, it’s an interesting time to reflect and decide whether you wish to change course in your career. Depending on your options to take on some new studies or use your existing network of contacts to enter a different industry, you could find yourself doing something completely different.
Here are four interesting jobs that might suit your abilities now, or which you could grow into.
When we think about fashion designers, we usually picture the big-name designers like Versace or Armani. To reach those heights seems impossible, but we forget that most fashion designers started off with only a few pieces and expanded slowly with new collections.
All that’s really needed to get started is a brand, a website, and some interesting clothing designs. The profit margins for eye-catching dresses and smart jackets are high enough to reinvest some of the money to grow without needing to borrow money to do so.
The business of arts and crafts is rapidly growing. Thanks to the likes of Etsy, it’s possible to make your own jewelry and knick-knacks, which don’t cost much in labor and materials. Use a basic digital camera or your smartphone to take some photos on a white background and set up an Etsy store to get going.
It is a good idea to have several pieces ready to sell before you start. You should time yourself making your best creations to appreciate how long they take to make. This way you can give accurate delivery times. Best of all, when starting off you won’t need to rent your own studio or to hire employees right away.
Being a TV producer is all about your level of organization, ability to hone in on the most interesting projects, and dealing effectively with different personalities. Pulling together a new show from the initial idea through to fruition is something that Michael Palance understands well from his experience on the “My Hollywood” reality TV series. Michael David Palance merged his passion for the entertainment industry with wanting to get new people involved and found a way to make that happen through the show.
Other people are doing this on a smaller scale by creating their own YouTube channel filled with video content that’s either advertising or patron supported.
Social Media Coordinator
The role of social media coordinator is a popular one with women who enjoy the higher interaction rate. The number of social network accounts to manage represents a constant challenge to motivated women who love what they do. If you already have experience with Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or Pinterest account management then you’re halfway there already.
The role of social media coordinator is one that can either be done at home or in a corporate office. There are full-time positions in large corporations and the option to freelance as a social media specialist for women who prefer to stay home with the little ones. With corporate jobs, a bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications or Public Relations is often a prerequisite. When freelancing, a good understanding of managing multiple social media accounts is your qualification.
Changing careers after having a child is the ideal time to do it. It creates a natural pause to review your previous career and see if there is something else you would enjoy doing more. Don’t miss the opportunity to try something new.