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Helping your kids to make good career decisions

As a mum of two boys – one at secondary school and the other at college, I understand how tough making decisions around what to do after they leave school can be for them. As luck would have it.. I’m a qualified careers adviser, so my two are particularly fortunate in that sense. However, if I didn’t do this job, I know I would have felt very unsure how to truly help them to understand all of their options and make well informed decisions. So, where do you start to support your kids with the right career advice? Here’s a link to a blog I wrote recently for Ideas4Careers, a fantastic organisation I am associated to in my work at secondary schools. Here, I suggest where you might want to start if you are keen to help your own children make good career decisions Read it now .

If you or your child are feeling a little unsure or stuck with leaving school, sixth form or college, or career and study choices, I do offer private careers advice and guidance sessions for your child or you (or both of you together).

In the session I help your child to:

  • Understand all of the education and career opportunities open to them and what they mean for their future career
  • Think about what to study and careers that may suit them based on their preferences, skills and interests
  • Know how to take effective next steps in applications to college, sixth form, apprenticeships or university
  • Make well considered, personalised and well-informed decisions about their career and education after leaving school (and as a parent, you feel confident that they can do this for themselves!)

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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..

http://www.workfromhomecareers.co.uk

https://www.totaljobs.com/jobs/part-time/

www.indeed.co.uk/part-time-jobs

www.reed.co.uk/jobs/part-time-jobs

https://www.totaljobs.com/jobs/flexible-working/

http://www.indeed.co.uk/flexible-working-jobs

www.reed.co.uk/jobs/flexible-working-jobs

www.timewisejobs.co.uk

https://www.totaljobs.com/jobs/remote-working

www.indeed.co.uk/remote-working-jobs

www.reed.co.uk/jobs/remote-working-jobs

www.workingmums.co.uk

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

Want more of my career coach insider tips and techniques on how to bag your next brilliant flexible or part-time job and create your career happy – sign up now for my email updates and never miss a trick! AND as a special little gift FREE for you – receive my essential guide ‘5 clever tips to find your next flexible or part-time job’ tip sheet and planner! Sign up NOW..

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