Special Giveaway for National Work Life Week 2019

*GIVEAWAY* *PRIZE DRAW* To celebrate National Work Life Week on 7th – 11th October, I am GIVING AWAY a career boosting, change making, one-to-one career coaching package, (which consists of 2 x full 1 hour career coaching sessions with me personally – to 3 lucky people – COMPLETELY FREE! With absolutely no obligation whatsoever 🙂 So if you are ready for change and one of these feels familiar to you:

*Feeling fed up at work and ready for something new, but don’t know where to start

*Looking for a job which offers you some kind of flexible working, but can’t see anything advertised

*Getting interviews… but not the job

* CV needs some TLC so it works harder to get you interviews

*Out of work and ready to get back on track

*Looking for promotion

*Want a happier work-life fit

Then click on the giveaway link below! What are you waiting for… Wishing you the best of luck! X https://mailchi.mp/91aa7dbfa50f/coachinggiveawayworklife  

#workclever #worklifeweek

Top 10 job sites for flexible or part-time jobs

10 great job sites to find flexible or part-time jobs in the UK

It can be a tricky old game searching for decent part-time or flexible jobs. I fear there may be an art to avoiding the tidal wave of ‘work from home’ schemes you can be bombarded with… and no, we don’t all want be a ‘homebased client acquisition advisor’ either (obvs.. cold calling telesales).

So, I’ve come to the rescue and trawled through the chaos for you to find the top websites where you can find real/proper/good old fashioned employed part-time, flexible working and remote working (work from home) job adverts.. yay! Granted, there are 3 clear market leaders here, but even they do not make it easy for you to find yo flex… so I compiled a list of neat little links direct to the source of the vacancies… thank me later peeps..













Know of any other job sites that are flex friendly? Let me know and I’ll add it the list.

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Sending positive vibes for the quest for flex.. love to hear how you get on.

Zoe #workclever

Calculate how much unpaid work you do at home.. Unless you are #MrsHinch, you might be surprised..

Fed by data from the Office for National Statistics, this handy little tool allows you to calculate the value in pounds and pence. Have a little go, it’s all good fun.. or is it? If you are a working mum, perhaps not.. the division of domestic labour still lies predominantly in your hands, with a recent survey showing 60% of women at work stating they are lead carer in the family, as opposed to only 7% of men at work (BITC, 2018). *sadface

Dads have the same rights to ‘flex’ at work as Mums, but it seems managing this balance is still largely reserved for women. WorkClever career coaching helps these women in particular, who can often feel stuck between needing flexibility for family life and wanting more job satisfaction and career reward .. find out more here..

Calculate the value of your unpaid work

Why I set up a business to help women in flexible and part-time work to progress their careers

A whopping 40% of mothers at work in the United Kingdom are working part-time or flexibly (Office for National Statistics, 2018). That’s a whole lot of women tirelessly working whilst raising families or caring for others. Flexible working is the standard option for people who need to find a better work-life fit and many women are happily making use of it. However, it is no secret that there is a huge lack of flexible jobs available in the labour market, with around 90% of jobs offering above £20k per annum advertised with no flexible option (Timewise, 2018). The law that enables your ‘right to request flexible working’, unhelpfully, doesn’t kick in until you’ve been in a job for 6 months. This means many individuals who are ready to change their job can feel trapped or stuck in work that may not be satisfying or use the skills they have developed over their working life.  Accepting career compromise in exchange for flexible working is an issue many women face – and the key finding of an MA research study I carried out. Women can often find themselves in jobs that provide all the flex they need, but trying to find a new job or move on, up or out of those jobs can sometimes feel like an impossible task – whilst flexible working is a priority. Therefore, it is no surprise that individuals working flexi and part-time can sometimes feel despondent when it comes to making positive changes to their career.

I am also a mum to two boys and for the last *ahem.. 17 years have maintained and developed my own career through navigation and negotiation of the flexible working landscape. I have worked in organisations leading recruitment, training and coaching initiatives and designed flexible recruitment strategies to attract and keep good people in companies. I am now a masters qualified and registered career coach – specialising in helping people who work part-time or flexibly (more often than not, mums) to positively manage their careers. By nature, I have evolved into an advocate for the ‘working mum’. I also spent three years whilst my children were small running a recruitment service that encouraged employers to recruit more flexibly to attract a talent pool of women into better, career-aligned jobs – specifically those who had been working below their capability or who had dropped out of the labour market entirely due to the difficulties in finding decent work providing any flexibility. To that end, I have experienced both sides of the coin.

Zoe Hendricks, Founder WorkClever

Along the rocky and sometimes highly frustrating road of career progression for the flex working mum, I learned effective approaches (from both an employer and employee perspective) to overcome the challenges of managing a career alongside the need for flexibility and developed tools and strategies to secure great jobs on a more flexible working or part-time basis. I want to share this knowledge with women that work flexibly or part-time who, and I absolutely understand this, can often feel overwhelmed by the lack of choice they face in their career and help those who have taken career breaks back into flexible jobs they love.