5 Family-Friendly Career Change Tips

Are you looking for a job that you can fit around your family commitments, but your current gig just isn’t cutting it?

As we tiptoe towards the post-pandemic era, millions of people around the world are reassessing the pros and cons of their jobs and realising just how off-kilter they are – with the expected tsunami wave of departures dubbed ‘the Great Resignation’.

But although the thought of throwing your resignation letter on your boss’s desk and sashaying out of the office might be tempting, there are more subtle and effective ways to migrate towards your dream job without placing yourself in a financial pickle.

With that in mind, here are five family-friendly career tips.

  1. Virtual Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to get in the swing of a working schedule when you’ve been pursuing other interests for a while, and it provides an opportunity to use your skills to help good causes, as well as a chance to upskill and even move into a new sector.

Check out these virtual volunteering ideas from the Evening Standard – there are lots of online opportunities these days.

  1. Remote business

You could also carve yourself a nice niche as an online entrepreneur by leveraging your existing skills and experience, or retraining and upskilling.

Enjoyable vocations which you can earn an income from at home include virtual assistant, copywriter and social media manager. But if you’ve previously held leadership positions and your knowledge isn’t obsolete, working as a business consultant can be very rewarding too.

  1. Studying online

These days many reputable universities provide online versions of their most popular brick and mortar degrees and their inherent flexibility makes them popular with parents and more mature students.

There’s a wide choice of expert subjects too – an online Educational Leadership and Management MBA from ARU Distance Learning is just one fine example.

  1. Hobby to enterprise

Do you make bespoke wooden birdboxes as a hobby? Create intricate portraits from Lego in your spare time, or get your garden so blooming lovely that it’s the talk of the town?

Many hobbyists are good enough to be professionals, so consider whether your best plan might be making money from something you love – it could totally transform your outlook and income!

  1. Family vlogging

Family blogs must float your boat – or else you wouldn’t be here, right?

So if you think that your family is relatable, and you’ve got the confidence to communicate clearly and engagingly, perhaps starting your own vlog channel would be a neat way to make money? Grab some great YouTube vlogging advice on this video from Meet the Bakers if this sounds superb.

Follow these five family-friendly career change tips and you could soon be doing something you love for the rest of your life and making money from it.

Life’s too short for boring jobs where demands are high and rewards low – you deserve a better balance!


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