rise above work + life challenges in the face of COVID-19
For parents AND everyone.
We will add resources to this page from our partners, flexible work and work-life experts to support you during COVID-19.
download our free working parents’ survival guide
A global pandemic swept the world and we stopped work-as-usual at Work Muse to put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help working parents during their time of greatest need.
The truth is, COVID-19 has thrown a BIG curveball at working parents who’ve found themselves unexpectedly and suddenly working remotely (YAY flexibility!), but without chi
Signup for your comprehensive guide: Working from Home with Kids: A Guide to Keeping Your Sanity during Uncertain Times.
Here’s what it covers. How to:
- Shift your mindset and focus from fear to gratitude,
- Hack homeschooling & give yourself permission to skip it,
- Slay remote work with radical boundary-care,
- Implement job sharing principles to your new work-life,
- And why job sharing is relevant to employers at this moment.
We’d love your help sharing this totally-free guide with parents who need it most.
Sample post you can share or make your own:
Friends, whoever imagined we’d be working AND homeschooling AND caring for kids ALL at once? Check out this FREE guide that’s been my lifesaver! https://workmuse.com/
how to talk with your boss
Our partners at WRK/360 are offering a FREE course: Coronavirus Training For Expecting, New & All Working Parents. The course addresses concerns employees and their managers should discuss during this crisis from planning for leave, returning to work, and working with kids.
Mental health & well-being
prioritize Your mental Health & Well-Being
Nothing is more important than your health and well-being. Our partners at GT Therapy Group, job share team Blake Howard Norton & Tracy Tanner, bring telehealth offerings for individual, family, and group therapy, Get to know therapists on their YouTube Channel. Plus, they’ve put together a helpful Central Texas resource list.
when and how to facilitate a family meeting
There’s no rule book for the lives we’re living during this global pandemic. A New York Times article for all families sheltering-in-place: You and Your Kids Can’t Stand Each Other. Now What? When you’re on lockdown together and things run off the rails, it’s time for a family meeting.
watch free work-life Panels
Our partners at Bossed Up hosted a series of FREE panels to support folks on relevant topics, including this one Work Muse founder Melissa participated in:
- How to Work from Home without Losing Work-Life Balance
- Management Best Practices for Remote Teams
- Managing Stress & Maintaining Calm Amid COVID-19
- How to Handle Your Personal Finances in a Crisis
- Managing Personal Relationships While Stuck at Home
- Job Searching Among COVID19 Uncertainty
listen: The breadwinners
The Breadwinners podcast by former Working Mother Magazine editor Jennifer Owens & Rachael Ellison had become our work-life go-to. A few episodes we found relevant:
- Paid Sick Leave & Flexible Work in the Coronavirus Era
- Breadwinning & Caregiving in the Pandemic
- Share the Load: Is Job Sharing Right for You? How it can help our stunned economy
- Full Disclosure on How We Talk About the Rest of Our Work Lives
- Yes, You Can Network in the Pandemic
NETWORKING DURING COVID-19
The action guide by Ellevate
An organization we’ve long admired, Ellevate helps women meaningfully network in hand-picked squads of professionally driven women who lift as they rise. The Action Guide covers every COVID-19 work-life area from remote work to fun pick-me-ups to make you smile.
Work Muse has two communities of like-minded folks who value flexibility, work-life balance and their careers. Join our private Facebook group Job Share, Live Life + Slay Work or Fairygodboss group for free learning, partner connections, and monthly job share jobs!
prevent job loss
get ahead of layoffs
During an unprecedented time of U.S. job loss, job sharing is a multi-faceted COVID-19 talent solution for employers and employees. Be ahead of impending layoffs — share our Covid-19 Workforce Solution area with your employer to learn how a temporary job share program can help.
Know your rights
A Better Balance leverages the power of the law to ensure that no worker has to make the impossible choice between their job and the health or their family. COVID-19 resource hub is your resource for answers to questions from workers about their rights to accommodation, leave, and protections from discrimination.
find a job during COVID-19
Need an edge?
career transition or relaunching?
Our trusted longtime partners at Coaching 4 Good are hosting multiple monthly LIVE lunch hour events you can register for at The Resiliency Hub
relaunch with training in a remote job
Prowess Project jumpstarts careers for women relaunching after a career break. Candidates get training, hands-on support, and are matched with companies as remote freelancers. A made for COVID-19 solution for employers with open enrollment for their certification program.
apply for jobs at fairygodboss
Our partners at Fairygodboss have offered our community exclusive access to their BRAND-NEW professional profiles. Upload your resume to be the first to apply with companies hiring women. Link to join!
Help women disproportionately impacted
Did you know women have been disproportionately economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? In March 2020 alone, over 60% of the millions of eliminated jobs were held by women. Ellevate has launched EllevateHER Forward, a fellowship granting fund supporting women. Please share and donate if you’re able.