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Returning to work after having a baby can bring about a mix of emotions. Worry. Excitement. Guilt. Confusion. And where did I put my confidence when I went on maternity leave? I enjoyed 2 stints of maternity leave from my previous corporate day job – managing myambition.com in Sydney. This was my first baby – a career coaching site launched in 2008 on behalf of Ambition Recruitment Group. Every time I stepped back into the office for a ‘keep in touch day’ there were more new faces, less familiarity and it just felt too damn weird for words walking around your office with a baby in a stroller! […]
While enjoying a cheeky weekend away for my 40th I devoured the contents of a book called Shine – written by Sunrise chatter box and energy giver – Sam Armytage. Aside of being hugely entertaining and honest this book has been a really great reminder of what is important in life – how to scale back and be the best version of you. Pretty good timing as I hit reset at 40. […]
It has been a testing week this week for me. Any busy working mum would agree that we are constantly juggling balls and occasionally some may slip from our grip. I have had many conversations this week with other working mums and clients who, whilst they love their role as a mum, also need to be earning an income or fulfilling their desire to build a business. When working for yourself the responsibility can sometimes be overwhelming. Here are three of the balls I have experienced juggling this week – Time, Expertise and being Flexible… […]
The trend of interviewing job candidates by means of remote video chat is increasing in popularity. HR managers use this method to interview a greater number of candidates in a shorter space of time, particularly as the first (sometimes second) interview before the face-to-face interview. […]
“Congratulations on your promotion! You’re now the manager! Off you go and keep up the good work!” Quite often that’s about as much direction and support you can expect having successfully landed the promotion you’ve been busily chasing ever since your predecessor packed his bags, or had his/her bags packed for them, or the business restructured presenting a new manager vacancy. […]
Nothing quite like a new year to bring on a whole new perspective to your life. I asked on my instagram and facebook page recently what people’s focus would be in 2015. There were some immediate responses and others wanted to ponder on this for a while. My own was brought about after having had a word for a year previously… […]