Notes to a Comeback Girl


Tips, Guides and Encouragement from my Blog

Posting in Divi

As Easy as Pie Building posts in Divi is as easy as pie. It will soon feel as familiar as the classic wordpress.   Here are the steps I took: Add New Post from WP menu bar at top of page or from Menu at left side when on the dashboard Add title same as before...

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...

Podcast # 12 Kenny Temowo on “Why Work”?

Why Work? Can we come to work for astonishment? What a concept? Kenny Temowo is someone who inspires us to find self-actualisation at work. He is a Learning and Experience Design Consultant at PA Consulting. He takes this ground-breaking employee engagement tool to...

9 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...

An Expert’s Guide to Negotiating Job Fulfilment

How to negotiate part 2 see part 1 You’ve been offered what you think is great role and you are excited and frankly just want the whole thing over with. They seem to be offering a decent salary and you’re keen to just sign. Negotiating job fulfilment seems like a big...

How to Sell Yourself Even if You’re an Introvert

I spoke over the last two weeks about LinkedIn and Facebook as crucial tools for the career returner looking to get back to work. Sometimes when we reach out for introductions, meet tonnes of new people, interview and generally sell ourselves   we have to battle...

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