Today we’d like to introduce you to Carla Jallo.
Hi Carla, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
In 2018, my husband and I were expecting our second child. I had gone back to work as Medical Sales Rep 4 months after giving birth to my 1st child, so I decided that after baby number 2 I would slow down and take a career pause for a while.
After a few months of being a full-time mom, I decided that I would try my hand at entrepreneurship and I launched my very first company, Knoxville Resumes.
I had some success with that and I still enjoy writing resumes and helping people land their dream jobs, but I started working with Moms through The Mom Project during the height of the pandemic and decided that my true passion lay in helping women discover their ideal work/life balance along with having meaningful conversations surrounding motherhood, work, and a variety of other topics.
With that discovery, I then decided to launch a podcast called The Mom’s Career Guide which you can find on iTunes and wherever you listen to podcasts, and then eventually, The Mama Collective and HireMamas.co.
All of my platforms are a little unique and have kind of been built on the one before. the podcast will be relaunching in the fall under The Mama Collective title with a little bit of a different format, but with the same mission to connect moms to information and conversations that are relevant to what impacts us and our children the most.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
I would say that life as an entrepreneur (especially one with 2 small kids) is full of curves and hills and valleys. Nothing has really been smooth, but I anticipated that to a certain degree.
Some of the struggles I’ve encountered have come directly from the odd timing of launching a business in 2019 about 6 months before Covid happened, However, with that said those obstacles empowered me to make decisions based on a very specific remote business model and led me towards working with moms specifically.
I’m not sure I would have niched down as quickly as I did have Covid not entered the picture. For me, the pandemic put things into perspective and caused me to explore working motherhood in a different way, which led me towards the path that highlighted a few uniquely universal challenges working moms face.
I then was able to create a business, a podcast, and a platform that allows others to explore solutions to those challenges and to connect to others that may be experiencing the same things.
I guess you could say that the challenges I was presented early on in my business helped to shape where I am now, and I’m grateful for those.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
Knoxville Resumes is my career consulting business. I help people from all different backgrounds land better jobs and higher salaries. It’s incredibly fulfilling to help others propel themselves forward and get paid what they deserve.
TheMamaCollective is the platform and membership community I launched for working moms. We host networking events and workshops for moms that connect them to learning opportunities and like-minded women that are looking to elevate their lives both at home and at work.
HireMamas.co is my newest project and it is a curated job board for working moms that connects women to GOOD remote, part-time, and flexible work opportunities.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
Honestly, I owe a great deal of credit to my husband, Tom for supporting me during my entrepreneurship journey.
He’s been great about letting me learn as I go, and of course, pitching in with the kids so that mommy can attend an event or work odd hours.
- A resume with me typically starts at $399 dollars. I also do cover letters and LinkedIn Profiles.
- To post a single job on HireMamas.co it’s $99, but we also have corporate packages and pricing for various sized companies.
- To join TheMamaCollective, it is $24.99/month.
- Website: https://themamacollective.co
- Instagram: @themamacollective and @knoxvilleresumes
- Facebook: https://knoxvilleresumes.com
- Twitter: https://hiremamas.co
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