Your first week at work is about to start and you are now trying to deal with a mix of emotions, but after a few years out of the workplace how are you going to cope? Don’t worry, you will settle in to the role quicker than you think and here are some quick tips to help you through the first few weeks.
As a Corporate and Executive Coach specialising in coaching lawyers, I note with interest how clients’ words and tone on occasion betray an under- confidence . I encourage them to look at habits and behaviours formed over time and examine whether these help or hinder their own levels of personal confidence. Afterall, confidence breeds confidence.
If any industry has a slightly old-fashioned image it is the legal industry, yet a number of legal firms have embraced flexible working to help attract high calibre individuals and differentiate themselves from the market. Cognitive Law is one of these great businesses so we reached out to them to see if rolling out flexible work was a worthwhile endeavour.
You’ve been invited for a job interview amd you are now close to panic because you haven’t been to an interview for years, what if they ask you about the career gap on your CV, what if they ask you what hours you want to work and it’s not right? The trick to calm those nerves, and to perform best at the interview is to prepare well but how do you answer those tricky questions?
LinkedIn is a fairly unique social media platform and if you are job hunting it is essential. It is widely used by recruiters, hiring managers and interviewers but if you’ve been on a career break for a while, your LinkedIn profile could be festering in the depths of the internet somewhere. Here are our top tips to dust it off and bring it bang up to date so it can be used as another tool in your job search.
During maternity leave, having experienced the “negative impact” on career progression and seeing other examples, like Cary Gracie, caused me to reflect on my own experiences starting a business, identifying my own value and most importantly, ensuring I get it. Here are my tips to ensure you get it too.
In the past few years, many organisations have made a shift towards embracing more flexible working practices, and more and more people are now looking for roles that enables a better work-life balance. Find how to go about rolling out flexible working here in this guest blog by Business Psychologist Susie Phillips-Baker.
Let’s not pretend, making the decision to return to work is a tough one. You are taking a step into the unknown and there are so many different things to think about and to take into consideration, let alone the niggling self-doubt about whether you have made the right decision for you and your family.
Many people think that references are pointless claiming that they are a waste of time, don’t add any value and are bias as people only give referees who will provide positive references. However, references taken from the right people in the right way can help you avoid hiring the wrong people, so how do you go about doing it the right way?
You’ve been through the stress and strain that is hiring a new employee for the team, even more so if it is a replacement and you are now excited because you have found the right person for your team and an offer is made. But the offer is rejected and you have go back to square one. How can you avoid this happening again?