We hear lots of stories about how starting a family works against a women’s career, but what about when it works in her favour? Our very first list in our new 'Mums The Word' series rounds up six out of the many benefits a career break can bring.
This week we’ve been thinking about self-care.
Helping professional women navigate career and family, and be the best they can be at work and at home, is at the heart of what we do at Work Happy Mums. How can we be our best selves when we are relentlessly pushing on through and running on an empty tank, when we are simply not taking good care of ourselves?
When the idea of figuring out the next step in your career feels too overwhelming, it can make you shut down before you even get started. But if you can break your goal down into small, quick and easy-to- implement action steps, it will suddenly seem more simple and achievable.
The women I work with have made progress towards their career change in just 15 minutes a day...
So what is this “Mum Guilt” train and why are we all so keen to jump aboard it? This is the question I asked myself back when I sold my Recruitment Agency shares and started out as a Wellness Coach. As I began to create my own working hours on my own terms I realised how demanding the former years had been. I spent my first years as a mother juggling business ownership with motherhood.
Now that the holiday festivities have been and gone and the kids are back at school, it's a perfect time to give yourself some space to really think about your plans for the coming months. What do you really want in 2017?
Wishing you and your family a big and bright year ahead filled with all the people and things you love.
We want to thank you for being a part of the Work Happy Mums community, and for joining us on our journey to build a better future for working parents.
In 2017 we will continue to fight tirelessly to help change the way careers work to better support working parents, and help progressive companies and businesses become more diverse and equal organisations, and to grow and thrive.
We can’t wait to spend the year with you, and together bring our vision to life.
Cheering you and 2017 on!
Melanie & The Work Happy Mums Team
CV's have changed since you last looked for a job. Trust us.
These days you won't get onto the interview short-list by simply listing your basic job functions. Employers are not interested in your responsibilities, what you do from day to day. Employers want to know the value that you are bringing to the table. They want to know your successes, how you contribute to the organisation, how you show initiative, what makes you different from other candidates, and above all, how will you will meet their needs. That’s what they want to see.
So how do you go about showcasing your value?
It’s 2016 and the good news is that employers are more informed than ever about the benefits of work flexibility. They know now through research that employees who enjoy work-life balance are happier. And this in turn translates into better morale, a better work environment, and ultimately more committed and productive workers. In fact, to attract and hold on to top talent, offering workplace flexibility is almost mandatory in today’s workplace climate. Best of all, research shows that when workplace flexibility works it’s a win-win for both employee and employer.
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Not Sure Where - Or How - To Begin Your Job Search? Our Job Search Guide For Working Mums Will Help.
If it has been a long while since you looked for a job, you probably don’t quite remember where - or how - to begin. Plus you may have found that the job search process has changed rapidly over the past few years...