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Negotiate workplace flexibility

5 tips to negotiate workplace flexibility

Negotiating workplace flexibility: it’s all about timing and circumstances.  This is a guest blog for Career-Mums from negotiations expert Mark Davis. Quite possibly the toughest challenge women face when deciding to return to their careers is the difficulty of trying to negotiate more flexible terms of (re)employment; on the proviso that those are the sustained terms you… Read More

#PressforProgress for government to support working parents

#PressforProgress for the government to do more to support working parents

Throughout this week, in recognition of International Women’s Day on 8th March, we are publishing 5 posts based on this year’s theme #PressforProgress for gender parity.  This fourth post is focused on pressing for progress for the government to support working parents. The economic benefits of having improved gender diversity are increasingly understood along with… Read More

Press for Progress for new parents

#PressforProgress for New Parents

Throughout this week, in recognition of International Women’s Day on 8th March, we are publishing 5 posts based on this year’s theme #PressforProgress for gender parity.  This second post is focused on pressing for progress for new parents. If we strip back the reasons for gender dis-parity, it boils down to the fact that women… Read More

Relaunch your Career coaching

What to expect from our Relaunch Your Career coaching

We’ve helped many mums relaunch their careers through our Relaunch your Career coaching programme, but we often get asked what’s involved in the coaching and how it works. So here’s a quick run through so that you can check out whether it’s for you. Our standard programme is 3 x 1 hr sessions These sessions… Read More

career planing

How to plan your career

  How much effort do you put into planning your career?  Is it a well-thought out, regularly reviewed plan that integrates life and family plans? Is it something that you don’t give a second thought? We consider career planning an important tool towards achieving your long term life success. Gone are the days of having a… Read More

dear career mum, now is your time to shine

Dear career mum, now is your time to shine

We’re at the start of a new year – a time when there is generally a good sprinkling of hope, optimism and opportunity in the air.  Promises of new beginnings, dreams and wishes for how we might use the pending 12 months.  And before the despair of the failed new year resolutions, we’re addressing this… Read More

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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

Finding part-time work

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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