Tune Up Your Professional Network

Comeback Girl Sunlounger

Tune Up Your Professional Network – From the Sunlounger If you’ve got a bit of space over the summer why not think about freshening up your network. We are creatures who need community and connection. For the returner, the stats are overwhelming. You’re far more likely to get a job from someone you know than […]

The Antidote to Job Search Intimidation

Comeback Girl Empowered

When you’re looking for a job, you’ll have the most impact if you feel empowered. However, job search intimidation can rear its ugly  head. It can feel so daunting to be going to interviews in your ‘best outfit’, seeing everyone swishing through reception looking like they are part of an elite club that you’re not […]

Podcast # 8 Amanda Newman, The Career Mum

In this podcast, recorded via Zoom webchat, I talk to Amanda Newman, founder of the successful Facebook group, The Career Mum, about the choices she’s faced in her own career, and why it’s been so important to her to bring others along with her. She is a champion of Diversity and Inclusion, Women in STEAM […]

The Important Business of Rest – Your Own Mid-Year Appraisal

A Special Time A mid-year appraisal might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think”vacation”. Summer holidays can be a time for going into reflective mode, especially if we can get a change of scene. I’m going to sit in a garden in France for two weeks, slow down and recharge. […]

Recruitment ‘Ghosting’ and How To Bust It

It still felt a bit like someone had punched me in the gut when it happened. The disregard is insulting. The lack of closure is maddening. You move on, but not before your self-esteem takes a hit. The only thing worse than being broken up with is realising that someone didn’t even consider you worth […]