Archive for the ‘Work and money’ Category

New year: your new approach to being a working mum

Do you feel like you have to constantly prove yourself in the workplace because you’re a working mum? With most of us having a few days off because of the Christmas and bank holidays, this is your chance to go back to work renewed and ready to stand firm! We

Avoid the war zone: how to stay out of office politics

Sometimes, with all the best will in the world, you can get caught up in office politics without even wanting to. Here are a few pointers to help you stay out of trouble’s way. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member?

Six reasons why you should become your own boss

Arrgh! Another pointless meeting request! Tired of having pointless meetings about meetings, staying later at work because everyone else kicks up a fuss if someone actually leaves on time…or any of the nuisance things that tend to happen when you’re not your own boss? Keep reading and you’ll find even

Video tutorial: how to ask for and get a promotion at work

Forget about all the reports in the media that say companies are freezing pay increases. Do you believe everything you read in the papers, anyway? The fact is, for a good employee an employer can often set a precedence and do what it takes to keep you. And a promotion

Five ways to irritate a recruiter when applying for a job, or at job interviews

Getting desperate to find a job can mean that many people apply for jobs on the off chance of getting an interview, during which they can blag their way through it. However, this makes the work of sifting through application forms and CVs a much lengthier process for recruiters, and

Video tutorial: how to set yourself up as a freelance or consultant

Work when you want, choose who you work with and for and name your price…these are some of the benefits of being your own boss as a freelance or consultant. Watch this video tutorial to see how you can set yourself up doing just that, and find out how to

Direct selling: selling other people’s products is a great opportunity for mums

There are hundreds of direct selling companies that offer work at home mums the ability to make money and stay home with the children…it’s just a matter of finding the best product that fits your interest, pasion and provides the best financial package for your needs. When you work in

How to ask for a higher salary in a new job

These days, employers want to get as much value for money as possible – and often that will mean more work, longer hours for less pay. If you’re a woman, you probably know that there is a huge gender pay gap as it is, and effectively, you ‘stop getting payed’