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[ 6 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
Anna Belfrage

 Life is short, right? The world is large, the opportunities are never-ending, so to make the most out of things, one must cram as much as possible into the finite number of years we are accorded. I suppose that must be the basic reasoning behind my urge to combine a 50-60 hour per week day-job with four children and a time-consuming – if utterly addictive – side-line as a writer of historical fiction. (Seriously: what was I thinking? That I was Superwoman? Err… yes)
I could have chosen to write romance …

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[ 7 May 2014 | No Comment ]
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Whether you employ one person or 1000, there are ten skills that no employer or manager should be without. If used appropriately they will enhance your work environment and make your team happy. Christina Hession from Toastmasters International details these 10 essential skills:
1)     Critical Thinking: A successful critical thinker gathers information, before interpreting it, analysing it and using logical reasoning to reach conclusions. To become a better critical thinker you need to be informed, avoid making decisions too early, have an open mind, don’t be afraid to ask questions, weigh opinions …

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[ 13 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]
by Stuart Miles

As a parent with children living at home, it can be hard to find the balance between a secure financial situation, and one where you actually get to spend time with your kids. That is why many people like you choose to return to work, only instead of doing a full time job they opt for a part time position instead. This can offer the best of both worlds, and can often be a stepping stone back into full time employment once the kids have flown the nest.
One industry that …

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[ 28 Jan 2014 | No Comment ]
Win the ultimate career booster

Are you fed up with not getting the job you want? If so, watch the video, then visit Jobsite to win a fabulous package that will help you achieve your goals.Career coaching, interview training, even the right outfit: all this and more is included in the competition prize. This could really give you a boost if you’ve taken a career break and are unsure about how to get back on track: an iPad is part of the prize too. Visit the site, ‘CV writing help from Jobsite UK’, to get the …

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[ 24 Jan 2014 | No Comment ]
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It isn’t easy to find that perfect job; the holy grail of jobs that fits around the children, and gives you a good challenge. When you have been looking at job adverts, you have probably noticed that not many part-time jobs are advertised either on-line or off-line. When you are after a more professional, higher level job it gets even worse. I was recently speaking to one of the most awarded firms for family-friendliness in the UK, and even they had just realised that they weren’t advertising part-time options above …

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[ 22 Jan 2014 | No Comment ]
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Liz George is one of the UK’s most experienced educational professionals. With a career spanning over 35 years, her roles have included Primary Advisory Teacher, lecturing on teaching training at Goldsmiths, consulting for Channel 4′s educational TV shows and working on various activities for the Centre of Literacy in Primary Education. Liz is now Course Director for ldbsSCITT, a dedicated, school-centred teacher training institution located in the heart of London with 100% graduate employment rate. In this article she shares five tips for any parent who wants to retrain …

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[ 18 Jan 2014 | No Comment ]
Can you breastfeed at work? #breastfeeding, #workingmums #your rights

Campaigning group Valuing Maternity is highlighting that women should have the right to breastfeed at work, even in Parliament after Jo Swinson MP wanted to bring her newborn baby to a vote in the Houses of Parliament. Jo Swinson MP questioned the rule in Parliament that you are not allowed to walk through the voting lobby with a baby before she went on maternity leave. She says, “There has been a change that women who are breastfeeding can be nodded through. But I think when you are perfectly capable of walking through the …

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[ 29 Nov 2013 | No Comment ]
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The Government believes that small businesses have a big part to play in setting the UK on the path to long term, sustainable economic growth. To this end, one of its stated aims in the March 2012 Budget was to make the UK the ‘best place in Europe to start, finance and grow a business’.  But what are the issues facing anyone who fancies going it alone and setting up a new business? As it’s Financial Planning Week, it’s a great time to highlight some of the main financial planning …

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[ 19 Oct 2013 | No Comment ]
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Going back to work after having a baby is a daunting and unwelcome prospect for many women who love caring for and being around their children. However, there are alternatives to doing the 9 to 5 available that avoid leaving your child with a childminder five days a week.
Fostering is a challenging but very rewarding career choice which could give you the flexibility to continue being a stay at home mum. You will be trained to provide specialist care to a vulnerable child, and be given the opportunity to really …