Notes to a Comeback Girl


Tips, Guides and Encouragement from my Blog

Five things I’ve learned about being a working mother

I asked podcast guest, accomplished editor and journalist, mum and friend Jess Spiring to download some wisdom for us on how to get promoted, still be a present mum and not get chored to death below. It really is my dream to have clever, diligent working parents (who...

Combatting Ageism in the Job Search Part 2

You can be smart about combatting ageism in your job search. Be encouraged, the workforce is getting older and there is a move to promote age diversity in the market. That said, it is taking a while for most organisations to catch up with a wider cultural shift. Below...

Mind Mapping Your Return to Work

Mind mapping the return to work is incredibly powerful. There was a step change in my return to work results once I had done this exercise. There’s lots of research supporting mind mapping’s impact. I took an absolute age to go back to work. I came up with a million...

How to Pivot in Your Career and Still Work Flexibly

 Can you have a career break and still work flexibly?   How to find work that works for your life pattern but in a new area?   Can do you change direction AND still maintain a working balance?   I’ve collaborated with Natasha Perry who walked the...

Self-Care as an Essential Back-to-Work Tool

Often you forget your self-care when you return to work after a career break. We can be so concerned about those that we will be spending less time with/on instead of ourselves. Self-care is not selfish; rather it is a way of being better equipped wherever you are. We...

Nine Tips for Combatting Ageism at Work

  There is still work to be done on combatting ageism at work. Now that I am back in full time work and closer in age to 50 than 40 I feel a responsibility to be a spokesperson for the importance of age diversity at work. In the wonderful book “She’s Back” the...

How to Finesse the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question

I used to want to roll up into a ball and die when people asked me “tell me about yourself”. If you are looking for work this question opens up the chance to pitch yourself for a job or contacts. After a career break especially, it can be counterintuitive to showcase...

How to Make a Sideways Career Move the Right Move

Career Success is commonly portrayed as going upwards in a straight line, rather than using a sideways career move, as quickly as possible. This strategy means not seizing the quirky moves that can expand your skills and potentially, job satisfaction. “Sideways or...

How to Tackle Anxiety in Your Job Search

Worry and anxiety really show up when we look for work after a long time. It begins with control, or the lack of it that you feel. You may get little feedback, you have no idea of the competition and no sway over job market fluctuations. Letting anxiety rule because...

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