Archive for the ‘Careers Coach Blog’ Category

Weekendvy and the lies told about the weekend

It’s not often we get a survey sent to Mother Who Work Towers that make me chuckle. In this case, my fit of giggles was in the knowing that some of the results must be true! The years of working in the media and cringing whenever someone asks what my

How to love your work when you can’t change your job

Despite common belief, it’s not always easy to move jobs when you fall out of love with it. Whether it’s because there just isn’t anything else available in a small town, or because you need to upskill or get more qualifications (that you’re either working on or can’t afford to

Choose 5 things to do a day – you won’t regret it

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Fancy a change? Four short-term and online courses you can take without ditching the day job!

Managing both a successful career and a happy family can be tricky for parents. In a recent article, Forbes refers to “mommy wars”, this intense divide between stay-at-home mums and working mothers. It may sound rather unimportant, but it’s actually a complicated societal issue with gender inequality at work, guilt

Mums: why we shouldn’t give up work

We’re so over the working mums vs stay at home mums debate – if that’s what you were expecting to read, you’ll be disappointed. At Mothers Who Work, we really aren’t advocates of pitching working mums against stay-at-home mums. But we do believe in showing mums how they can stay

STOP the time wasting: Which social media platforms are right for your career or business?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin As enticising as it may be to spend every waking hour spying on your colleagues’ LinkedIn profile to see how you can trump them on a job promotion, or looking at your competitor’s Facebook page to see how many comments they’re getting for posts, when

The truth: How working for myself made me a better mother

You know you’re not in a happy place when you don’t want to talk or play, or do much with your family – especially your children. And that’s a situation I found myself in many times before I bit the bullet and starting my full-time business Geek School Tutoring a

Forget new year’s resolutions – draw your life instead

Every year, half the planet probably draws up a list of must-dos. You can guess them already, can’t you? The infamous bucket-list of things to do that will revolutionalise a part of or all of our existence. Nah! Come the end of January, when all the guilt of slipping up

Back-to-work tips to boost your confidence in the workplace

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Getting back into work as a mother of a child with special needs

Balancing work and parenting can be hard for most people, but there can be a multitude of additional challenges if you are the parent of a child with special needs. Ensuring that you are supported throughout this process and beyond is incredibly important: You need to login to view the rest of

3 tips to gaining R. E. S. P. E. C. T.  When you return to work

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What does a bullet and a journal have in common – and why you should care!

When technology fails, the traditional, fail-safe methods are what we gravitate towards. You may ignore a reminder, forget to add an important meeting to your Google Calandar, or your battery might run out on your smartphone when you desperately need to confirm a date. But a notebook or a bullet

How to face your fears in your career and business

There’s enough negativity in the world without letting your own thoughts destroy your chance of achieving your dreams before you’ve even started. Do you sometimes want to bite the bullet and go on a particular course, or start a part-time business from home but don’t know why you keep holding

The case for being a working mum: your child will be just fine

Convention has it that women cannot have it all, but a report has provided evidence that they can have happy, healthy children and a full-time job after all. So if you’re battling the guilt of going back to work and think it will damage your children in some way, you

Ditch the guilt: being a working mum is real

The number of UK working mums has more than tripled since 1951 and statistics show that 68% mums now work. This increase is thought to be largely due to the introduction of maternity rights and family-friendly policies, but changing attitudes to work and improved access to higher education have also

It’s never to late to do an internship of gain work experience

If you’ve been out of the world of work for a while, or are undergoing a career change it’s you may be struggling to get you foot in the door with an employer. Have you thought of going on an internship or work experience? It’s not just for the twenty

Health and social care is all the rage, but where can an NVQ in health and social care take you?

Going back to work after maternity leave can often feel like you’re starting out right back at the beginning of your career, especially if you weren’t working before your pregnancy, or you decided not to return to your previous employer.  Doing some sort of formal education or training is often

Thinking about a career change? How about engineering?

Arguably, engineering is still a field that makes most people think of one dominated by male workers. This is not surprising when the number of women going into the profession is still relatively low compared to their male counterparts. However, women are still following the engineer career path and enjoying

How to return to work in your true fabulousness

School may be out for summer, but are you set for a return back to work after your maternity leave or a break, raising your child? Being taken seriously in the workplace does have a lot to do with skill and experience, but looking frumpy won’t win you any accolades

Summer holidays are looming: how to balance work and family when no work = no money

With the sun out (hopefully) and the children full of cheer at the fun they’ll be having for the next few weeks, you want to keep the atmosphere a fun and positive one. But there’s one cog in the wheel – you have to work. If yours is a business