If finding a job is at the top of your 2018 to-do list don't wait until 2 January to get started. While the month of December can be super busy and stressful for us working mums, it can also be a great time to take a few steps toward your New Year's resolutions and start building momentum for your return to work.
Last week I could physically feel overwhelm creeping in, as I looked at my to-do list and wondered, "How on earth am I going to get it all done?”
Feeling run down, exhausted and like everything is a bit too much is actually quite frightening. It was hard making decisions. It took forever to write simple emails. My mind went into overdrive, the noise and chatter waking me up at night. Was I was cut out for running my own business, should I get a job instead? What if nobody comes to my next workshop? What if it goes wrong? What if my business fails? What then? How was I going to pay my bills? I simply couldn’t see how things could work or a way out.
Ready To Get Back On The Career Track? 10 Questions For Mums To Ask Themselves Before Looking For A Job.
So you’ve decided you want to start working again after being away from the workplace to raise a family. In my work with mums, I know that many of us tend to start by getting straight into implementation mode; writing our CV’s, updating our LinkedIn profiles, trawling through job sites, and dusting down our interview outfits. But before doing all this, it’s crucial to slow down, take stock and think about what it is you really want and need from your new job, and what you have to offer.
Most of the women who come to me for job search advice have a basic LinkedIn profile so they have some kind of online professional presence, but what many women don't realise is that LinkedIn is an absolute essential in their career toolkit, especially when it comes to finding a new job.
Work Happy Mums is looking for a creative and dynamic marketing and communications professional to participate in a 12-week “returnship” programme. This opportunity is for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving.
When you have an idea for a new business, you might feel like you have a lot more questions than answers. So I've put together a list of the most essential ones to ask yourself before you move forward.
So you have decided you want to create a work life that fits around the family and have a great business idea under your belt. Now what? How do you start out on your journey from mum to mumpreneur?
If one of your goals is to get back to work this autumn when the kids go back to school, now is a great time to get going with your planning. This way you can enjoy your summer while still making progress on your goals.
Here are 10 things you can do between now and the beginning of the holidays to get started on the right track and build positive momentum for your career reboot.
I have been thinking about the little voices we live with in our heads telling us every day who we are, what we can do, and just as importantly, what we can’t. Yet while those stories we tell ourselves are often a long way from the truth, they have tremendous power to shape our lives if we choose to buy into them.
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.