Notes to a Comeback Girl


Tips, Guides and Encouragement from my Blog

Tune Up Your Network pt.2 – Make Friends with Facebook

Statistically returners get jobs from contacts - from their network. Anecdotally, my last two podcast guests have got their most recent jobs in the same way. Jess Spiring (exclusive to blog subscribers this week - join my mailing list for posts straight to your inbox,...

Tune Up Your Professional Network

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...

The Antidote to Job Search Intimidation

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...

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...

Sealing the Deal Face-First

I know I usually say don’t worry too much about recruitment agencies when you are coming back after a career break. People you know, people they know and LinkedIn is where it’s at. That said I’ve got a confession to make, I got my job post-break through a recruiter....

Stay at Home Parenting – Should I or Shouldn’t I?

Staying at home to bring up children is probably fundamental to the world turning on its axis. That said, I am constantly around clever mothers (usually it’s mums) that I know saying “I should be working”. The ONS says 4.7 million mothers now work compared to 3.7...

Patsy Richardson – a True Comeback Story

  My fifth podcast has just come out with Patsy Richardson: open brain surgery and kidney transplant survivor. If you meet her today, she is a pink-cheeked, talented property entrepreneur with a mischievous humour. She is remarkably free from many of the psychological...

No Networking Please, We’re Introverts

Industry – acting, gardening, banking, trading, is made up of good collaboration. That’s where you find out each others complementary strengths then build on them together. It is the DNA of business and it starts with conversations.  How can you have good...

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