Feedback from Candidates and Advertisers
Thank you for your time and all your wonderful words of support and wisdom. You have not only inspired me from what you said but that you are a mother of 3 littlies too. I am now looking forward to my interview on Friday and feel a lot more confident and prepared.
Many thanks for the brilliant service that you offer mums, there is nothing else like it, and hopefully the big companies will continue to come on board and help make flexible working a part of Australian work culture.
Kate, Work Partners
We are finding a bevy of talented mums through career mums that want flexible roles. Goldmine!!
Lisa, Brindabella Contractors Pty Ltd
Thanks - we placed someone from CareerMums! we would have received about 40 applications, so that was a great response.
Katrina, Cantlie Recruitment
I just wanted to jot you a line and say thanks for coming to speak at the CDAA Event at Cantlie last week and sharing your valuable experience and knowledge in the “work flexibility” space. Your presentation was engaging and interesting. I definitely learned new things which is useful information to pass along to my coaching clients and candidates.
Just wanted to say I just registered onto your site last week and really am enjoying reading, navigating and sourcing information and advice from it. Easy read, clear and interesting and informative. Well done.
Caro, Juicy Projects
I was so very impressed with the calibre of the CareerMums applicants. I won't hesitate to recommend CareerMums to my contacts.
Lynette, Return to work coaching participant
I'm pleased to report it's been a very different experience this time around! I am starting very tentative discussions - and I'm determined that process will also be a very different experience too! Thanks again for your support during my return last time - it really helped, particularly with the tricky situation of being a 'returning mum' but also an about-to-go-on-mat-leave mum!
Thanks again for your time Kate. I now plan to work on my confidence and learn how to properly express the skills I have aquired from raising my children so the employers will see this as a positive and see what value I can bring to their organisation!
The CareerMums website is outstanding - thank you.
Elisabeth, EFFISION HR
I really like your work in this area and as a HR practitioner running my own business love to get your newsletters to keep me up to date on the workplace flexibility front.
Thank you so much for your help. Your website and support tools are amazing.
I wanted to say thanks for helping us to recruit an new employee. We received about 5 applications, 3 of which were outstanding. We are interviewing next week. We are very impressed and telling everyone we know who runs a business to use CareerMums to find quality staff.
Thank you so much for your time on the phone last week and all your words of encouragement. I revised my resume and went to my interview with the recruitment agency, with a newly found boost of confidence and was successful in gaining an interview with the CEO of the company. I am very pleased as I was offered the job and start work on Monday. Thanks again, I really value your service.
Thanks Kate, we are very impressed with the click through rate.
Congratulations on being shortlisted as one the 3 finalists in the Recruitment Excellence Awards. Your website definitely receives a lot of traffic as we have had a great response for to the telephone volunteering advertisement.
Sandy, The Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators
Thanks for your service. We had 22 eligible replies who were all excellent. It's worked very well for us. Thanks so much for your help,
Hi I have just found your website and can’t believe how easy and welcoming it feels. Thank you!
Julie, JMM Communications, Advertiser
We have seen the results....people are subscribing to our tips and newsletter which is great!
Thank you for your prompt reply and helpful advice.
Thank you so much for your advise on negotiating flexibility and dealing with recruiters. It certainly has been helpful!
Aaron, TravelManagers Australia - case study
One of our graphic designers / assistants (who contracts her services to us on a needs basis) recently had to look for work because her husband had lost his job and unfortunately we didnt have enough work for her to sustain a suitable income. She has young children and needed ideally a flexible working environment and preferably part time hours, but struggled to find anything anywhere trawling through Seek and MyCareer etc. I suggested she check out CareerMums and the same day she did, she applied for 2 jobs and within a week was offered a part time role. She is so happy and loving it there and it's because of your site that she was able to find something easily and quickly that suited her needs. It's so great that your able to provide an easy to navigate site suited to parents looking for flexibility in the work force and I think you should know that through your site you have genuinely changed someone's life for the better.
Lisa, Cheeky Little Soles
Thank you! So many lovely people looking for flexible working conditions. I offered the role to a lovely woman and think we will work really well together. Thanks so much for having such a great site Kate!
Just a quick note to thank you for participating in the Serious Women's Business Conference this year. We are very pleased with how the conference went and the feedback has been excellent.
When our Office and Event Manager decided to make the ‘sea change’ and move up the Coast to live closer to family, we knew there were big shoes to fill. We advertised the role on Careermums and found both the quantity and quality of applicants was very high. From over 30 interested candidates, we short listed to three for interview, all of whom were very well suited to the role which offers 3 days per week and flexible hours to suit. Marie started with SageCo a month ago and has settled in really well and has been such a trouper considering she has joined the team at our busiest time of year plus handled an office move in her first week on the job! The Careermums website made sourcing the right candidate really simple and cost effective - thank you!
Thanks Kate,that’s really helpful. I’ll take that on board. I heard you on James Valentine (702 ABC Sydney) a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. It’s so good the work you’re doing for mums/parents in today’s workforce, and it truly is all about “flexibility”!
Joanne, Resume appraisal
Thanks so much for your feedback Kate. I really appreciate it. This is a great website that you guys provide.
Lisa, Cheeky Little Soles
Thanks for ‘finding’ such a great employee. She is my angel and has changed my working life!
I love your website, it is a great source of information.
Thanks so much for your advice in relation to my CV. I haven’t applied for this type of position before so I will take heed – have found the tips via the candidate resources section very helpful.
We hired a finance person via Careermums and she signed today. Thank you for you help! It was a great experience.
Thank you so much for looking at my resume. I really appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback, and your positive words really helped boost my confidence. I am happy to report that I took the advice you suggested – and got an interview! It was quite daunting to interview again after such a long time, but I’ve learned a lot from the experience. I have registered with CareerMums and have found lots of useful advice. It has all been so helpful, I don’t think I’d be where I am in the job search without it!
Sarah, webinar attendee
Many thanks for the webinar today – you gave me confidence that I have been doing the right things, and it’s good to know I am not the only one trying to juggle what seems like a million things at once!
Larissa, webinar attendee
Thanks so much for the presentation, I found it to be very realistic and practical…. So much to look forward to! It’s such a great service you provide for mums, I’ll definitely be spreading the word!
I just wanted to let you know that I was successful in negotiating reduced hours - 21hrs instead of 24 - for that part-time marketing manager role we discussed on the phone a few weeks ago. Thanks again for your assistance, I really appreciate it.
I really enjoy your website too and I think it's a great resource for employers and mums.
Thanks so much for the chat and help, I feel a lot more confident and will get my CV fixed up and out there. I am really impressed with your service and will definitely be passing the information on to other mums and also people in the industry. I live in a good area and the majority of mums are stay at home mums, and there are a lot of mums like me that want the flexibility but don’t know how to go about making it work.
Judith, Mama Wear
Thanks for your excellent website. I've used it for staff adverts in the past, and have found wonderful staff through it. It's fantastic to have such a hub for women on both sides of the employment scene.
Michelle, The Maygroup
Having recently placed a job ad with careermums we were impressed with the number of responses and the quality of the applicants. We would not hesitate using careermums website again - it’s a gem.
Margaret, Children First Foundation
Many thanks. We had great applications through your site.
I have been extremely impressed with the careermums website and encouraged that there is such a great resource available to assist in finding exciting and interesting work (that is family friendly).
I LOVE Career Mums newsletters and information provided. Would really like to see more jobs in Brisbane and business's in Brisbane who have flexible work options for Mums.
Thank you so much for your resume advice, it has really helped me. I now feel more confident for applying for jobs now that my resume is in top shape.
Thank you kindly for your feedback on my resume. I will check out the tips. Your site is certainly a great achievement. It is refreshing to see that someone thinks about this niche and serves it well. Best wishes for the coming years!
Thanks for reviewing my resume! Your words of reassurance are just what I needed to hear.
Tamie, The Face Euro RSCG - Sydney
Just wanted to say that I think your website, content and webinars are fantastic! Even though I am not a mother yet, I am enjoying reading the information to prepare myself for when I do get to that stage of my life. We hope to direct more clients to your service as an advertising channel.
I just wanted to say thank you very much for taking the time to look at my resume & giving me advise.
Aaron Stinson, TravelManagers
Hope you're well. I happen to be watching the news the other night and noticed you were interviewed regarding the child care crisis. Just wanted to drop you a quick email to congratulate you on your continued success, its great to see you are being recognised as a key advisor in this field and I trust this appearance will add significant credibility to your expertise in this area.
Hi CareerMums, I'm return2workmums from the UK. I first came across your fab website last summer as I was developing my own website. I love what you are doing for women returners in Australia and am particularly interested in your webinar series as I'm about to launch something similar in the UK. Let's keep in touch.
I just want to thank you for your wonderful careermums website, the confidence that you inspire in women returning to work after having children and the advice you provide on CVs and other services you have. I returned to work after having twin boys late 2008, and 2009 was a real struggle for me readjusting to work, working a 5-day week job in 4 days and trying to shift the guilt I was feeling while developing a healthy family and a career for myself – not easy task!
I have been subscribing (and will continue to do so!) to your newsletters and it has been through the information, the case studies, the attention you bring to this important issue of “careermums” that I got the confidence to change jobs and be 100% upfront with my new employer right from the beginning (in fact I think I was so upfront I was almost telling them not to hire me because I was so fuzzy about the logistics of how I would work but not compromising at all in how I would delivery first class work). And I have a new job, 4 days a week working from home in a senior position that will enhance my career and skills but with the flexibility I need to raise two boys who don’t stop at anything!
This website has really been very useful to me. It actually has been an eye opener for me on certain workplace issues. Thanks and keep up the good work.
I love receiving your emails and always find something of interest to read.
You guys do a great job of keeping me informed on options out there for working and returning to work mothers.
I enjoy the workplace information that is placed on the website. For example information about the latest changes in workplace laws. Thank you
Jared, Gondwana Choirs
We got some great candidates from using your website. Thanks again.
Your website is great. Love it.
Thank you for providing such a wonderful site with useful information for mums like me, who want to get back into the mainstream work industry.
Just wanted to say I think CareerMums is a great website. I always look to your website for inspiration and hope!
Kelly, Edible Blooms
I just wanted to write a note of congratulations for your fantastic website and recruitment service. We have advertised two positions for Edible Blooms in the past month with careermums.com.au and have had great success with our recruitment. The newly created Administration Assistant positions in our Sydney and Brisbane offices offered flexible hours well suited to a Mum and your site attracted high calibre and enthusiastic candidates. We will definitely be using your site in the future for our recruitment needs. As owner of my own business, I am impressed and have already been spreading the word to other business owners in my network.
Melanie, Inhouse Marketing
I need to take down the job posting I've listed - I'm getting far too many responses and can't handle them. Thanks!
Thanks for that Kate, I really appreciate you taking the time to look over my resume. I think your website is great, especially free tips on resumes and selection criteria.
Many thanks, I continue to enjoy your site and think it’s a fantastic service.
Sherone, Surefireediting - Virtual Consultant
I have had a few enquiries from people who saw my ad in CareerMums. A couple were looking for work themselves but a few others were people who wanted small jobs completed. I definitely feel it has been worthwhile to advertise with CareerMums and would like to continue to do so.
Deb, Australian Winemakers Federation
I had to take our ad down after one day as we were inundated with applicants. I used CareerMums and Seek and within 24 hours had 140+ applications, which I thought was probably plenty! Thanks again.
I just wanted to say that your website has great content and is very relevant to today’s working mums. Thank you.
Paula, AHRI Coordinator ACT
Thanks you so much for being involved in the Forum today on Flexibility. Your passion is contagious and everyone seemed captivated by the topic.
Jon, Azzurri Communications
I must say your site worked brilliantly – if anything it was too good and I got inundated with applicants – of very high quality. Well worth using though so thanks.
I am returning to the workforce. I found your wonderful website and have been more than impressed with your helpful advice for mums returning to work. Thanks again!
By the way I really enjoy getting your weekly enewsletter. You have a some great tools on your website.
Ian, Touchpoll Australia
We had a great response to our ad with impressive candidates to interview...with success.
Penny, Job Seeker
Just a short note to say thankyou for hosting your webinar. I appreciated your encouragement and advice on my new career. Your insights and strategies on returning to work gave a real boost to my self-confidence.
Ann, Job Seeker
Thanks for running the webinar on 'Finding a flexible job' this evening. I found it gave me new resolve and some new ideas.
Katrina, Job Seeker
Thankyou for organising such a great service with your webinars! I hope I can make future ones.
Maria, Job Seeker
I can't tell you that this website has been an enormous support for me. Your articles, reference points and support is exceptional. Being a working mum with a 2 year old is surely rewarding but that extra bit of assistance that is offered by you is something that cannot be labelled with a dollar figure. THANKYOU!
Many thanks for being my 'last brick in the wall'. I really appreciated your advice and the genuine concern you have for women's work/life issues.Thank goodness there are women like you around.
Sally, Job Seeker
You provide a great service and your website is informative, with relevant information. I didn't get my latest job from CareerMums however I got it by following your advice regarding my resume and improving my interview skills. Thank you again and good luck to all you and your staff.
Have been looking through your site today, some great info to help me negotiate my new 'flexible' package when I go back 3 days a week as of November. Thanks for providing such good content...I am off to write my business case now.
Marina, Job Seeker
Thank you so, so much for your resume advice! Thank you for your quick reply!
Melanie, Job Seeker
Your website is absolutely fantastic. I have just registered with the priorities recruitment agency in Melbourne. After I submitted my resume I had a job interview within 2 days, and soon after was offered the role. I am thrilled! The employer is so accommodating and it meets my needs. Thankyou and keep up the brilliant website.
Your website is fabulous! I have received so many replies to our position that I’m a little overwhelmed!
Lorena, Integrated Assessments
I think you provide a great service. I have found the Virtual Consultant information very useful.
Meaghan, CareerMums user
I would like to commend you on doing something very positive for women out there who are looking to return to work after having children. I think your website represents amongst other things, a community of women getting together to help each other at a time that can be very difficult.
Wilma, CareerMums user
I came across your website while looking for jobs, and was pleased and relieved to find information relevant to my needs.
Mataji, CareerMums user
Thanks for the great service you provide with the careermums website and newsletter. I'm constantly referring friends to it who are looking for flexible work options.
Karen, White Eagle Financial Planning
Thanks for running our advertisement. We are very happy with the response and quality of candidates.
I had a great response from our enewsletter advertisement. Lots of leads and a few new clients ordering. Thank you!
Anna, Talent Integrity Recruitment
I have been amazed with both the quantity and quality of applications that I have received. 145 and counting. Your site has worked so well for me and I will be using it regularly now for staffing.
Thanks - we have officially hired our first Career Mum!! Woohoo!! I'm absolutely delighted! Our business is quite unique and its not always easy to get good people.
I'd like to thank you for your CareerMum website - it's been a great inspiration for me just to see how other mothers have managed to juggle work / family balance. Your advice has helped me to overcome lots of hurdles with traditional employment agencies who don't look at part time workers seriously. So thank you for taking the initiative and all the best for your wonderful Company.
I just want to say thank you. Your site is so great; encouraging, full of great advice and job listings that are family friendly. As a result of your site I now have a wonderful job in digital marketing with work from home arrangements. The people I work with are great and completely understand that my son is my number one priority. Mums regularly miss out on opportunities once they return to the workforce. We are often undervalued and underpaid. Keep up the excellent work and thank you for understanding as mothers we are even more talented and capable now that we have children!
Kate, Melbourne Wedding Registry
We recently listed a job with you and have been inundated with potential candidates. We have been really impressed by the number of applicants, and the quality of the candidates. So much so, that we have already conducted a number of interviews and have whittled our way down to a final few for consideration.
Yin, eNewsletter Advertiser
Our ad has already received a number of responses. They came through within a few hours of your enewsletter being released. Thank you for your help.
Anne, Lerida Estate Winemakers
We received a lot of very good applications. I dont think we have ever received such a good bunch. Many thanks.
Lisa, Internet Billboards
we have now filled this role! Thank you! I have been inundated with applicants and can't handle anymore at the moment. What happens to the other 29 days of advertising now?
Ian, Rejuvenation Plus
Thank you CareerMums, the level of service and personal attention is much appreciated.
Thank you for your assistance. We have had a great response this morning from your enewsletter from people keen to particpate in our upcoming documentary series.
Zoe, zfweb Pty Ltd
I just wanted to write and tell you what a great experience I've had with advertising on Career Mums. I run a boutique web consultancy that specialises in small business. I had a feeling that a parent would be an ideal solution. I'm flexible with staff hours and wanted someone that would become part of the team long term. But what I really hoped for is that I would find someone with skills and expertise outside that of "just" an admin role. Someone with accounting, PR, marketing or project management skills - anything that could bring value into the business. I was not disappointed. Some were more qualified than me to run my company! I am still interviewing but I am already completely spoilt for choice. I'll be creating a role for the successful applicant, to try to maximize their experience and skill-set. I am sad that I can't give everyone a job. I strongly believe that business will have to think more creatively when it comes to employment to stay competitive, especially in such uncertain economic times. I am so pleased I found your website and will definitely be advertising with you in the future.
Stuart, Oxygen Bookkeeping
Oxygen runs a web based business which allows its franchisees to work from home. Easily the best resources to work from home are career mums. They dont have time to be slow or disorganised and they love being back in the work place. Our advertising on CareerMums has connected us to great candidates.
Rebecca, Mortgage Choice
CareerMums is working well for our business - thank you!
Karen, Job Seeker
I know this may seem silly, but I am inspired by your website. I live in the NT and am a mum to four children ages ranging from 13-4. I am in the process of changing my career due to personal health reasons. I was looking at your web site about 3 weeks ago and then revisited tonight and have seen the growth in it, well done! Thank you for the great support you give to parents and hopefully I get the confidence to follow through.
We would like to post another job. Thanks so much, we had such great success with the other applicants and have hired a great candidate.
I have been inundated with excellent candidates. I will certainly be using your site again and will be advising my colleagues to use it.
Tina, Job Seeker
An abundance of information at a click of the mouse. CareerMums helped me with simple tips, straighforward information regarding interviewing tips. Have confidence in yourself and your ability and with and with a little nudge, you will get the job you want - and I did.
I would like to congratulate you on your brilliant customer service. Everyone I have been in contact with at Career Mums have been extremely helpful and your replies to queries have always been prompt.
Sophie, Job Seeker
CareerMums gives mums hope and encouragement to re-enter the workforce. Useful articles and links.
Zoe, Job Seeker
Everything about the site is sensational. The advice, the job searching, the workshops. Well done!
Emma, Job Seeker
When Ifirst heard about this website I was amazed that there is a website who really understands parents who really want to start a career but at the same time not neglecting their child.The best part is that we are able to choose the jobs between school hours.
Lisa, Job Seeker
What I love about CareerMums is the consideration and value of woman in the work force - something that seems to be lacking here in Australia.
Rachel, Job Seeker
CareerMums gives me the confidence in knowing that there are employers who are willing to be flexible, and recognition that 'Mums' are worth being flexible for.
Nicole, Job Seeker
I followed through with all your tips you gave me on a group interview. I felt confident answering all their questions in the group interview and feel that I had more experience in customer service than some of my competitors too. I won't be dissappointed if I'm not offered a job as this little stepping stone has given me a (much needed) boost to my confidence! So, I think I've won either way. Thanks again for the advise (I also got a few more friends onto your advsie and website).
Debra, Job Seeker
I can't thank you enough for what your organisation did for me. I am still working in the role I found on CareerMums, and nearly a year on, I am now in a Managers position and thoroughly enjoying the new role and responsibilities. I am always recommending your website to other Mothers looking for part time work and can't speak highly enough of your organisation.
Natalie, Feedback from teleconference
I just wanted to thank you for passing along all of your knowledge and experience in running a business from home, it was amazing. I subscribed to your website months and months ago so it was nice to hear from you tonight. Thanks again, I just wanted you to know that I got a lot out of tonight!
Ziv, Self Employment Advertiser
Within hours of advertising with career mums, we were contacted by several candidates who suited our profile to various degrees. Within days, it was dozens. This website delivers, straight-up.
Emily, Job Seeker
Thank you so much for giving us CareerMums. It is a great connection to the working world and full of great information.
Anna, Job Seeker
Everthing about the site is sensational. The advice, the job searching, the workshops. Well done!
Leanne, Job Seeker
I would like to say your site is wonderful for working mums.
Merylee, Self Employment Advertiser
I just wanted you to know that I've had a terrific response to this ad already. So clearly your site is really hitting the mark with mums.
Nena, Midas Group
We used your website and SEEK to advertise for a Marketing position and had some great applicants from your website, who by the way we hired on the day of the interview. Being a working mother also it just goes to show you that mothers are valued and can still bring a wealth of experience into any company. Great job on the website. Keep up the great work we will definitely be using you again for future advertisements.
Jane, AFUW NSW Inc.
Thanks for all your help. We had a good response to the ad very quickly and found an excellent person to appoint. We shall use your website again.
Thought you may want to know, I put my ad up again and within about 10 mins got this fantastic resume attached and she is starting work tomorrow … independently looking after a major business plan. Keep up the good work.
Naomi, Job seeker
Many thanks for the many wonderful and helpful email news that I have received and I wish to inform you that I have obtained a permanent job! Many thanks for your time and help.
HRX recently placed an advertisement on the Career Mum's website for people available to conduct specialised Reference Checks off site. These roles were perfect to advertise on Career Mum’s because the successful applicants were free to work from home once they had attended a briefing/orientation session at our head office. We received a large number of applications via the Career Mums Website and successfully placed a number of these people into our Reference Checking Team. We would definitely consider using Career Mum's again for these types of flexible work opportunities.
Diane, Job seeker
I just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' for providing this great employment service. I had my first child 14 months ago and was adamant (whilst pregnant) that I was to return to work fulltime. After having my child that went out the window and so my search began for a mid to senior level position with part-time hours. I found the ideal job on careermums and got it! Its is such a great service - I just wish more organisations within SA would use this service.
Marty Leacy, Director, It's Just Lunch Australia
It's Just Lunch is a dating service for busy professionals. With offices all over Australia, we arrange first dates for our members over a casual lunch or after work drink. In our industry it's important to offer a personalised service, so its very important that our staff are attentive, caring, and able to juggle multiple tasks at once. Career Mums has been a valuable resource for us, offering a flexible workforce that caters to our very specific needs. We've found the Career Mums staff we've employed have displayed a caring nature as a result of raising children, and their ability to multitask is second to none. We often have exceptionally busy periods due to promotions we conduct and knowing I have career Mums to turn to in busy times is one less thing I have to worry about. I would highly recommend their excellent staff to everyone.
Helen, Linden Leaves
Your website is great and we have had an excellent response to our job advertisement. We will definitely be using your facility again.
Sunita, Job Seeker
"Careermums has helped me find exactly the job I was looking for. It's challenging, fresh, creative, and best of all, the Principal is absolutely wonderful! Sincere thanks to all the great minds at Careermums for providing a comprehensive platform for mums looking to find flexible work! "
Rhonda, Self Employment Advertiser
"Having starting a new business venture, I was looking for suitable 'like-minded" candidates to grow my business. Lucky for me I found your website and after advertising I was overwhelmed with a huge number of replies from genuine applicants that were looking to change their lives, just like I had... I have had many people join me on my new found journey of success and am looking forward to advertising with you in the new year and helping more mums across Australia find financial freedom..."
Joy, Job Seeker
"I just wanted to say "Thank You' for all the encouragement that you have given to me when I was searching for jobs to re enter the workforce. It was very tough considering I was a migrant with "no local experience" and a stay at home mum for 6 years. But you guys gave me heaps of encouragement and that gave me the tiny hope that I can do it!! Which I did, I am working full time now at a role that my colleagues say that I am over qualified, but that at least I could go home on time! Keep up the good work, and considering all the factors against me, I just want to say you guys gave me the tiny spark and push that I needed...thanks!!"
Kate, Hudson Recruitment
"I've had a really good response to the ad on your site. We did not receive a high number of applications compared to the bigger job boards, but great quality, which is the most important thing."
Alex, Flashpoint International Pty. Ltd.
"I was looking for part-time and flexible assistance with my rapidly growing small business. I turned to careermums.com.au with the knowledge that mums are highly skilled, organised, flexible and excellent communicators. I was very happy with the outcome, finding my ideal mum within a matter of days."
Jodie, Job Seeker
Hi Careermums, I have recently accepted a job I found on your website with a great company with great flexible conditions for a return-to-work Mum. Thanks for a great service, I tell all my friends who are Mums to check this site and think you're doing a great job for us all. Keep up the great work.
Sarah, Self Employment Advertiser
I have been swamped by the response that I’ve had through your website. I’m trying to work my way through them before I advertise again.
Sharron, Job Seeker
I am returning to work after recently completing my Masters. Your web site was great and I have even applied for jobs there. Keep up the good work.
Jeni, Forever Dance
“Thank you to Careermums for helping me find to perfect person to fill a recent vacancy in our office. Career mums was recommended to me by another working mum and I am so glad she did. Within a few days of placing our advertisement I received approx 10 serious applications and within one week had our position filled. I found Careermums to be a very cost effective and efficient way to advertise, and the quality of the applicants was outstanding. When the need arises, I will definitely be using your services again.”
Rachel, Job Seeker
“After searching every website I knew for a part-time job in a family friendly company, I came upon career mums. I got weekly updates via emails that were personalized to my job search criteria and also contained useful information. And what’s even better, because of careermums.com.au I got a dream job! I never would have found it without this website. Thank you so much!”
Trish Pallister, ACO Polycrete Pty Ltd
“We have just placed our second advertisement with CareerMums, having found a very good employee with our first advertisement.”
Sarah, Raw Marketing
“RAW Marketing was in urgent need of new customer consulting staff to assist in servicing our growing number of clients. Careermums provided the perfect way to find skilled, eager staff quickly, easily and cost effecitvely. Within 48 hours we had received over 100 applications! I now have a pool of staff to call on as required. I would not hesitate to use Careermums again for any role I needed to fill.”
Nisreen, Job Seeker
"Thank you so much for the smart website. I found a part time job with flexible working hours through CareerMums. I have refered many of my friends to this website. Wishing you more success."
Josephine, Job Seeker
"I wish to thank you for developing this site, I have found my ideal role that is very flexible and ables me to work around my family."
Christopher, MediGroup Australia
"I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the applicants from your site. I shall be telling my friends and colleagues who own or run other companies...that don't compete with me!"
Patty, Job Seeker
“I want to thank you and careermums.com.au for helping me secure my dream job. None of this would have happened if you hadn’t firstly provided a place for great employers to post their opportunities and without your encouragement and feedback regarding my resume. You made me realize I still had a lot to offer and gave me the confidence to ask if the full-time role posted could be done in a part-time capacity.”
Katie May, kidspot.com.au
“A big thank you for the great website. We have found Career Mums invaluable to our recruitment. Kidspot uses all the traditional job boards plus a bit of targeted print and Career Mums is now our #1 source of relevant candidates. We have recently dropped print altogether. When we receive an application from you all, we immediately get excited as the bulk of them are very qualified mums bringing more skills to a role than we ever anticipated. Career Mums is now our #1 source for hires and we post our jobs here first.”
Debra, Job Seeker
"I am writing to thank you for your wonderful service. I have been looking for a job that would suit the busy schedule of being a mum with school aged children and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to get back into the workforce. I will have no hesitation in recommending your web site to other mothers in Melbourne."
Joe Massingham, WRITEpeople/Transcriberonline/ConferScript
“As a growing Australia-wide service provider our success depends on finding people wiling to work flexibly in a number of different locations. We know they had to be out there but trying to connect with them by conventional advertising proved fruitless and expensive. Then we stumbled across CareerMums! We’ve had 10 times more applicants in the past 2 weeks than we had in the previous 3 months and the quality has been excellent. Thank you for your help with getting our advertisement up, for the friendly and sincere interest in our business and, most of all, for putting us in touch with such great candidates.”
Danielle Stein Fairhurst, plumsolutions.com.au
"I love the site! I got a huge number of excellent candidates and it was really hard to make a choice! I have just offered the job to a fabulous mum, so thanks a lot."
Paola, Job Seeker
"Professional and efficient at all times, sincerity and willingness at its core, Careermums impressed and surpassed my expectations. From reviewing my resume to forwarding it to Recruitment Agencies, the process was diligent yet caring ... all using email and all in a matter of days."
Dawn - Job Seeker
“Thank you very much for your fantastic website and terrific feedback on my resume. I applied for a job on your site and was successful. I will be sure to let everyone know how wonderful and helpful this website is.”
Rebekah - Job Seeker
I have only been a stay at home mum for a little over a year, so I wasn’t so much nervous about re-entering the workforce …..it was more so that I was about to apply for my first job in 13 years! My resume was ancient and I wasn’t up to date on what employers looked for these days, let alone the fact that I had never applied for a job online before. You were so approachable over the phone and helped put me at ease with the whole concept straight away, not to mention the great feedback I received from Emma from Mums@Work with regard to updating my CV. The good news is that within a week of speaking with you and applying for the job, I had been offered the role – I start next week! Thanks again for your help; I have recommended your site to all of my friends."
Yvette Adams, The Creative Collective
"With a fast growing business I was looking for suitable candidates to grow my business at a manageable speed, without the commitment of hiring full time employees. Within 24 hours of advertising on http://www.careermums.com.au/ I was overwhelmed with a huge number of job seekers including many well qualified, experienced mums all over Australia, all keen for work. I’m working my way through the barrage of applicants at the moment and would certainly recommend advertising on the site to any employer who understands women have always been, and always will be fabulous multi-taskers who are more than equipped to juggle family with both a desire, and a need to work."
Michelle Pratt, Travelex
"How exciting - we have just filled our first position through CareerMums. We have been trying to find candidates for nearly 3 months via other sources. Thank you for connecting us with these fabulous people who are difficult to find.”
Claudia Keech, motherinc.com.au/
"www.careermums.com.au/ directed a great source of excellent talent through to our company. Our advertisement generated plenty of interesting feedback with many highly skilled women applying for the position. This is a much needed service for job-seeking 21st century mothers."
Karen Paxton, The Public Affairs Recruitment Company
“We are delighted with the services of CareerMums. As a busy recruitment company we sometimes receive requests for staff that are part-time and we think CareerMums is a great way to quickly access a market of professional women who are skilled, but not able to undertake full-time work. We recently sourced two people via CareerMums and placed them in an industry association in part-time work that suited both the client and the candidates. We will definitely be using the service again and appreciate the responsiveness of the principal on any queries we’ve had with the process. A big thank you.”
Theo Afkoudias, businesplans.com.au
"My firm is a professional business planning and investor funding consultancy which needed experienced qualified Consultants for our growing business. Having heard about careermums.com.au from a friend of mine who was herself a new mum, I decided to place an ad. We were prepared to be flexible with regards to availability of the candidate but this is a requirement of many senior roles filled by people with multiple commitments. Within days, we started to receive resumes from from high quality candidates and within two weeks we filled the role with a Career Mum. She hit the ground running and adding value to our business from day one requiring minimal training. A great source of hidden Australian talent.”
Nicole, Country Lane Designs
"I advertised on CareerMums and found a friendly and competent accountant in my area. I am very happy with this person and recommend CareerMums."
Diane Dennison, Carlson Wagonlit
"The site is informative, professional and clearly written. I have found it very easy to post our vacancies and was very encouraged to receive a few quality candidates for our roles. We will definitely continue to use CareerMums as a recruiting tool."
"The applicants were excellent and we'll be choosing one of them next week."
David Gibney, David J Gibney Pty Ltd
"I got the response from the successful applicant in one day, interviewed her the next week, employed her the same day. This was after trying an employment agency in Bendigo for 2 months."
Margaret Beerworth, CPA Australia's ACT division
“Mums are a crucial resource segment in fixing the national skills shortage. Employers should be embracing any opportunity to tap into skilled mums re-entering the workplace."