|Updated: 8/29/2012 4:03 pm
||Published: 8/28/2012 3:30 pm
Sick of the same old routine, but not quite ready to take the leap? Part-Time Pros shares tips to know if it's time to move on in your career.
1. You are bored!
2. You have no life outside work
3. You are being underutilized and are not challenged
4. No room for growth or promotion
5. Your life situation has changed – married, children…. salary and benefits do not meet your new situation
After giving birth to her first daughter in July of 2007, Carey Baker was faced with the dilemma familiar to a lot of new parents – balancing work and family. “I did not want to work part-time I just wanted corporate America to value productivity and efficiency over how much time you spend in the office.”
Knowing she wasn't alone, Baker and her husband, Brett, launched a business Part-Time Pros in March of 2008 aimed at giving professionals flexibility in the workplace.
Part-Time Pros staffing company unites talented professionals with companies that have full- and part-time needs. The professionals range from stay-at-home moms wanting to contribute to their household income, to the early retirees looking to supplement retirement to the independent contractor who is extremely talented but perhaps not the best marketer of their own services. The Tulsa-based company, which took second place in the 2009 Mayor's Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, works with more than 350 employer contracts and a more than 6000 professionals. In 2011, Part-Time Pros was one of 75 businesses in the US to receive the US Chamber Blue Ribbon Award for growth and sustainability. Part-Time Pros was also voted the “Best of the Best” in the 2011 Oklahoma Magazines Best Staffing Company.
Prior to starting her own business, Baker worked for Chapman Foundations Management, The Advisory Board Co. and Williams Energy Marketing and Trading.
The Bakers reside in Tulsa with their daughters, Kennedy and Gentry. In December 2011, Part-Time Pros assumed a medical staffing Tulsa-Med Pros.
Baker also finds time for her community, volunteering with the United Way, The Parent Child Center, Emergency Infant Services and Junior League of Tulsa. She has chaired the Tulsa Chamber Task Force for Business Expansion and Development for 2 years and is a member of the Tulsa Chambers Small Business Council. In addition, she is a board member of Operation Aware and a graduate of Leadership Tulsa. She graduated Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University in 1995.
1326 East 43rd Court
Tulsa, Ok 74105