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[ 8 Mar 2019 | No Comment ]

Does it feel like you’ve been working hard for years in hopes of climbing the career ladder? Up to this point, have you been overlooked each time a promotion came up? Well now the tides have turned and it appears it is finally your chance to shine and step into that coveted management position.
This is most certainly a time to celebrate your successes and revel in the excitement, but it’s also time to buckle down and ensure you go into the position in a strong and effective manner. Getting the …

employment, freelancing, part time work, self employment, work, working from home »

[ 28 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

It’s a hard balancing act. On one hand, there’s your responsibilities as a parent. On the other, it’s the demands of a full-time job. But it’s also a big ask to make the jump from regular paid employment to going freelance so you can fit work around your family. Despite this, there has been a massive rise in the number of freelance parents – particularly mothers – in the UK.
So, why is it now becoming more popular for parents to work for themselves?
Flexible Hours
For freelance parents, a major benefit …

business mums news, Headline, work »

[ 5 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Research analysed by co-working-meets-creche start-up Cuckooz Nest reveals that women are far more likely to travel less than 15 minutes to work whilst the vast majority of long commutes are undertaken by men. The question is, does this disadvantage them in the work place?
Men travel longer distances to work, and women are the most likely to walk to work. Men account for 74% of those that cycle to work. Overall, men predominate journeys via train and tube and women occupy more bus and taxi seats.
Cuckooz Nest suggest that women opt …

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[ 27 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

The average Brit will spend 3,507 full days hard at work during their lifetime –  including 204 days of overtime, it has emerged.
Researchers found they will also think about quitting their job 16 times a year, and will retrain for an entirely new role twice over the course of their working life.
Additionally the average worker will put in 34 hours and 26 minutes of work a week, totalling 1,791 hours a year, and 84,171 hours in the course of their career.
They will also keep their nose to the grindstone for …

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[ 21 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

By Tiernan Douieb, professional comedian, NextUp Comedy
There are lots of reasons that comedians decide on having our unpredictable, financially unstable and socially inactive life. Mostly it’s down to being driven by an innate – albeit odd – need to get onstage and make people laugh.
Whatever your motivations, the challenge is the same: to earn enough money to carry on doing what you love while getting on with your life. I’ve got a 5-month-old baby so, for me, it’s supporting my wonderful wife and providing for our family.
However, in a world …

career coaching, CVs, employment, job hunting, Mumpreneur Profiles »

[ 3 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

I spoke to career expert Amanda Augustine from TopCV about all things job hunting – and being a busy working mum!
What is your full job title and what does your job involve?
I am the resident career advice expert at TopCV, which is the largest CV-writing service in the world. I am also a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) and resume writer (CPRW). My passion is helping professionals, whatever their age or stage, to improve their career and find the right job sooner by providing practical, tactical job-seeking advice.
What are …

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[ 25 Sep 2018 | No Comment ]

Whether it is time for a complete career change or you are trying to get back into the workplace after some time out, searching for a new job can often seem very daunting. Maybe you have some hours to kill with the kids being now back to school, or you just needed to take some time out to reconsider your options; making the decision to return to work is actually the hardest part of the process.
Taking a course, with leading online course provider AVADO, might be a way to help …

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[ 31 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

By now, you’re probably well aware of the UK’s Gender Pay Gap. A government report revealed an average GPG of 9.3%, with only 11% of women employed by a company that pays women an equal or higher salary than men. That means 89% of women work for a company that pays women, on average, less than men.

 
The Gender Pay Gap cannot be attributed to one specific cause, but results from a combination of several factors like the fact that men are more likely to be employed within more senior roles …

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[ 31 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

What radical actions are needed to support people losing jobs to automation in the future? And how will we fund them?
 Society is bracing itself for technological disruption, automation, and continuing global economic shifts.  What are the mechanisms that might help prepare for these changes? And how will the money be found to pay for them?
Suggested mechanisms to support unemployed people:
 Universal / Guaranteed Basic Incomes – With inevitably employment casualties from automation many are arguing for a guaranteed or universal basic income (UBI)– paying a living wage to everyone – …

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[ 13 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

The nation’s employees believe work now takes up 42 per cent of their life, according to research.
Researchers carried out a detailed study of 2,000 adults in employment and found we all want more downtime.
Half of those polled agreed waking up in the morning and dreading the day ahead at work is a sure-sign you need to address your work-life balance.
And one third agreed struggling to sleep and finding yourself regularly in a bad mood are other common signs.
In an ideal world, employees agreed a dream existence would see adults dedicating …