The Wall Street Journal

It Takes Two: How to Turn Job Sharing Into a Promotion…and Another

“How do you turn the unconventional setup into a career booster? The experience of successful job-sharers suggests you need a savvy mix of collaborative planning, supportive superiors and extensive networking. Job partners also must share a similar work ethic and a willingness to share the limelight. “Be bold and be visible and document your progress as a team,’’ says Melissa Nicholson, founder of job-sharing consulting firm Work Muse.” Read more…


Are You Missing Out On The Latest Workplace Revolution? The Untapped Potential Of Job Sharing

“The job sharing pair greatly benefited from the support of Work Muse, because finding each other is just the beginning. Melissa Nicholson, the founder of Work Muse, the first US Job Sharing company believes in doing the legwork, designing the job share partnership together, thus creating ownership which is absolutely crucial to ensure the success of the job sharing.”  Read more…

Respectful Exits

Job Share Champion Melissa Nicholson: Job Share Successes for an Aging Workforce

“It’s clear that the world of work is rapidly changing. Millennials through Boomers want to work flexibly, but few flexible work practices allow for employees to rest, recharge, and return each week engaged. Job sharing does. This is particularly relevant to older workers who tend to prioritize their time differently.”  Read more…

Gutsy Broads

Madame Presidents: Colleagues Share What Makes Their Job-Sharing Partnership Work

“During my year of research and development for Work Muse prior to launch, I ran across Betsy Polk and Maggie Ellis Chotas over and over. The career partners, who’ve job shared for 13 years as The Mulberry Partners co-presidents have been strong advocates of women partnering for better results, including job share partnerships.” Read more…

EASTside Magazine

Melissa Nicholson – Work Muse

“Melissa Nicholson is the founder of the job sharing firm, Work Muse…When I started churning with the idea of creating Work Muse, I knew a lot of people who were in a similar situation as me,” said Nicholson. “I was 40 years old, my kids were elementary age, and I had [many] people in my community saying they wanted to [job share] like I was.Read more…


How to Find a Flexible Job

“Pursuing flexibility can be an intimidating and isolating experience, but there are more resources today than ever before, and the movement is growing at a rapid pace. If you are wishing for a more flexible arrangement and don’t know how to get there, here are some places to start.” Read more…

New York Post

Job sharing might be the answer to avoid burnout 

“When Melissa Nicholson had her first baby and returned from maternity leave in 2006, she didn’t want to leave her job in radio advertising sales entirely, but she did want to scale back. She also needed health insurance — her husband ran his own business, and they were relying on Melissa’s job and her benefits while they raised their family in Austin, Texas.

Fortunately, her employer offered a solution.” Read more…


Is job-sharing a cop-out or a way to avoid burnout?

“When I come into work, I’m very energized and ready to go. You’re just not going to get burned out,” said Sommer Hruska, an account manager who works in sales and event marketing for Emmis Communications in Austin, Texas, who proposed a job sharing arrangement to her company after working with Nicholson through Work Muse.” Read more…


Take This Job and Share It: Discover the hot new way to work part-time 

“I had been wanting more balance in my life, and this was the answer,” says Stuart, 63, an account executive at a broadcasting company in Austin, Texas.…Sharing a job is a good option for employees at any stage of their careers, but it can be especially appealing for workers 50-plus who might want to start scaling back their hours.

“Job sharing is a great way to work in a part-time capacity in a senior role,” says Melissa Nicholson, founder of Work Muse, an Austin, Texas-based job-sharing support firm that helped Stuart get her new work arrangement off the ground.” Read more…


If you are an HR professional or manager, Work Muse can help you create a work environment that leverages job sharing to attract and retain diverse talent and increase productivity and engagement.  Learn more here.

If you want the most rewarding experience of your professional life and your best opportunity for real work-life balance, Work Muse can help you enter the world of job sharing.  Learn more here.