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How to explain a career break on your CV

*Guest Blog* CV Library Explaining a career break on your CV can seem a daunting prospect, but you’re not alone. Career gaps exist for various reasons, from dismissal and globetrotting, to having children and caring for relatives. Life happens, and employers are aware of this; you just need to make sure you know how to effectively… Read More

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How to find a part-time professional role

You’ve been career-focussed through school, university and the first decade or so of working life.  You’ve worked hard for your professional position and status.  And now you have a family and perhaps other caring responsibilities as well.  There are just not enough hours in the day to fit everything in.  Perhaps you’ve been working full-time,… Read More

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Is Part-Time Employment The Right Choice?

For many Mums returning to work, part-time employment may seem like an ideal choice at first glance. This is particularly true if the work hours are during school or nursery hours or if a partner can be at home when you are at work. With that in mind, it may be hard to imagine how… Read More

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The Importance of Self Worth

While we may often hear that society devalues the role of ‘stay at home mums’, sometimes Mums themselves devalue their time away from their professional careers. It is easy for women or men that stay at home to care for children to see this as time spent out of the professional spotlight and not a… Read More

7 reasons to use our new Working Parent coaching service, click through to check whether it is for you

7 reasons to use our new Working Parent coaching service

Career-Mums have launched a new coaching service specifically for working parents – Working Parents coaching.  Being a working parent can be tough, juggling the demands of work commitments, family responsibilities, career aspirations and lifestyle desires.  Parents often report that they “get-by”, “just about manage” and “never have any time for themselves”. We tend to welcome… Read More

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How to start networking for a successful career relaunch

Networking is an important part of any career change. Whether you are about to embark on changing your career, find a job or starting a new business, it will be difficult to achieve without some networking activity.   For most people, networking can seem daunting or overwhelming.  We know that we should do be doing it… Read More

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Understanding The New Government Nursery Hours

As a working Mum or Dad, having the ability to tap into free childcare from the government is always a benefit. In 2017, the government will double the number of free childcare hours from 15 to 30, which is a nice plus for working parents with three or four year olds across the country.  If… Read More

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How to explain a career gap and get a job offer

If you have an interview coming up, you’re probably thinking about all the experience you have and how it might be relevant to the new role. You’ve probably prepared an answer for every aspect, explaining what you did and what you learned. But as the recruiter scans your CV and follows the dates, they spot… Read More

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