FAQ

For Existing mums who sign up with Careermums before 15 September 2014

How do I know or check if I am an “existing mum”?

If you had filled in the “Sign up” form with us on the old portal and received a notification email from us with the subject “Careermums – Thankyou for registering your interest with us”, you are an “existing mum”.

What is a Resume Profile?

A resume profile works just like your personal resume.  In the new portal, when you register with us, you DO NOT need to upload your personal resume anymore.  Instead, you can create a resume profile with Careermums by filling up fields such as “Education”, “Experience” or even contact information under “My Account”.   You can also choose to hide your resume profile from employers if your decide in the later date.

What is the purpose of creating a Resume Profile?

In the 2nd phase launch of our new portal, we will be introducing a new feature “Resume Access” to give employers another option to widen their search for suitable profiles of the mums in addition to listing a job opening.  When you create a resume profile with us, you can indicate information such as latest “Education”, “ Experience”.  This information serves as useful keywords when an employer searches for suitable candidates.

I am an “existing mum” and uploaded my resume before, why do I still need to register and create a Resume Profile with Careermums?

Unfortunately, our new system is unable to integrate with the old one and we are unable to export all existing entries into the new system.  Also, in the 2nd phase launch of our new portal, we will be introducing a new feature, “Resume Access” to give employers another option to widen their search for suitable profiles of the mums in addition to listing a job opening.  When you create a resume profile with us, you can indicate information such as latest “Education”, “ Experience”.  This information serves as useful keywords when an employer searches for suitable candidates.

So, if I want to register with Careermums again and let my Resume Profile be searchable by the employers, what should I do?

Take the first step by registering for an account.  Next, login, and fill up the fields under My Account ->My Resume.  You can choose to hide your contact details or select if you want your resume to shown in search results under Privacy.  Click here to Registration page.

If I am on your mailing list only and did not fill in any sign up form, do I still need to register and create a resume profile with Careermums?

If you had only joined our mailing list you will need to register and create a resume profile with us if you want your profile to be searchable by the employers.

Do I need to Register an account in order to apply for jobs on your job board?

You DO NOT need to register an account or login to apply for any jobs on our portal.

 

For mums new to Careermums

How does Careermums work?

Careermums  works to match flexible/part time job opportunities to professional working mothers or mothers who worked professionally before, to their qualifications and scheduling needs. Ideally the mothers should be under the PMET (Professionals, Managers, Executives, and Technicians) category. Candidates fill out a detailed profile in the “Registration Page”, specifying their professional experience and needs for flexibility, as well as upload their resume into our database.   Once you are registered with us, you will receive regular newsletters from us, with useful articles and what are the current featured job listings.

I am a looking for a part-time job, can someone from Careermums help me look for one?

Careermums do not provide recruitment or placement services to job seekers and employers.  We provide the platform for employers and mothers to “meet”.  All job requirements, working arrangements and contact details are stated by employers in the job posting and job seekers are to apply to the job directly to the employers.

Is my information confidential?

Please rest assured that we carry ourselves with integrity. We respect and protect your privacy. Your personal information will not be released to anyone or any employer without your knowledge or approval.

What kind of part time/flexi jobs are available in the market right now?

Currently, the more common professional part time or flexible jobs are in the Accounting/Payroll, Healthcare, Advertising and Education/Training sector. We hope to widen the net to all other sectors including IT, HR, Engineering etc.

What is the benefit of switching to part time/flexi work?

Foremost, as a mother, you get to spend more time with your family and yet earn an income to supplement the family expenses. And as your job search will be targeted at part time/flexi openings that match your qualifications and work experience, you probably will still feel the same job satisfaction that you get if you were working full time.

Part time/flexi work is uncommon in Singapore, how easy would it be for me to find such jobs?

Yes, in the current society, part time/flexible work is indeed not common. That is why we need more mothers to stand up, register with us, and allow us to create enough awareness to companies out there that there is a need for such employment. Once companies recognize the need, part time/flexible jobs opportunities could be created and start a totally new trend in the market.

Are there any minimum requirements that I have to meet to register or apply for any jobs posted on your job portal?

We only ask that you are genuinely interested in looking for part time/flexible employment. If you are mother who has tertiary education, worked at least a few years professionally before and only gave up your full time career for your family, you will be an ideal candidate for Careermums.  As for the technical job requirements, it will be for the companies who have posted their job openings to assess and review. Should you be shortlisted by the companies for any jobs that you have applied for, you will be contacted by the company directly for any interview arrangements.

Do I need to pay for registration?

Registration is absolutely free.  Careermums do not charge anything to the job seeker or employer even for successful hiring by the employers through posting their jobs on our portal.

What is a Resume Profile?

A resume profile works just like your personal resume.  In the new portal, when you register with us, you DO NOT need to upload your personal resume anymore.  Instead, you can create a resume profile with Careermums by filling up fields such as “Education”, “Experience” or even contact information under “My Account”.   You can choose to hide the entire resume profile from employers if your decide to do so later.

What is the purpose of creating a Resume Profile?

In the 2nd phase launch of our new portal, we will be introducing a new feature “Resume Access” to give employers another option to widen their search for suitable profiles of the mums in addition to listing a job opening.  When you create a resume profile with us, you can indicate information such as latest “Education”, “ Experience”.  This information serves as useful keywords when an employer searches for suitable candidates.

If I am on your mailing list only and did not fill in any sign up form, do I still need to register and create a resume profile with Careermums?

If you had only joined our mailing list you will need to register and create a resume profile with us if you want your profile to be searchable by the employers.

Do I need to Register an account in order to apply for jobs on your job board?

You DO NOT need to register an account or login to apply for any jobs on our portal.

For Employers

What are the benefits of hiring staff on freelance/part time/flexi basis?

Studies show that people are prepared to leave their current jobs for roles that offer better work-life balance, even at reduced pay. Providing flexible work arrangements is just one of the many ways that an employer can provide work-life balance for their staff. For more information on the benefits of flexible work arrangements, click here.

What kind of job openings can be posted on your website?

We work differently from most job portals in the market. Our targeted job applicants are professional working mothers who are looking for a career that offers flexible work arrangements. Thus, the jobs that we allow on our website are either on a part-time, freelance or flexible work basis. Preferably, the jobs will require candidates to have some working experience, at least a tertiary education and falls under the PMET (Professionals, Managers, Executives, and Technicians) category. Examples of such jobs can be “Accountant”, “Admin Assistant”, “Trainer”, “IT Consultant”, “Legal Assistant”, “Graphic Designer”, “Recruitment Consultant”, etc.

My company would like to post a job on your website, what are the charges like?

Click here to see our pricing. We have different package to cater for your different requirement.

Will Careermums source the candidates that we want for us?

We do not provide and recruitment, placement or outsourcing services. Employers who post their job listings on the website will receive responses directly from the job applicants and will have to conduct their own shortlisting and interviewing processes.  We do not charge anything to the job seeker or employer even for successful hiring by the employers through the listings on our portal.  We do no hold responsibility for the candidates that respond to the job postings.