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Babyproof your career

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Working MotherMost working mothers have felt it but now its official. 3/4 of working mothers have been affected by pregnancy and maternity discrimination according to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.

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Feeling a fraud at work?

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It’s a common refrain among working women. “I think I’m going to be found out any day now. I’m a fake; I have no idea what I’m doing!” More than 70% of women suffer from Imposter Syndrome at some point in their careers. The figures for impacted men are much lower.

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Freshen up your career: take some time off

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Whether you’re getting ready for a ski trip, or hoping to see the green shoots of Spring soon, a little time away from your desk could be just what you need to inject some life into your career. We all work extremely hard these days. Our expectations of what constitutes a normal work day have changed enormously. 6 out of 10 people work late regularly with half of these blaming their company. We need to keep sight of the fact that too much time at our desk is bad for our creativity, relationships, tempers and ultimately our productivity.

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New Career You for 2016

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Running Barefoot

January is almost over so shake off the blues. Its time for a career overhaul. Step up the work-you for 2016 with these simple ideas.

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Mumtern your way back to work

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Mumternships

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Your life, your goals

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Reaching the finishI’m totally convinced of the need for goals in our personal and professional lives. I believe that having documented, and shared, goals which are SMART (specific, measurable, realistic, achievable and time-bound) is the key to achieving our dreams.

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Back to school, back to work

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Working MumsAround this time of year when their children are settled into a new school year, many mothers contemplate going back to work for the first time.

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Holiday mojo: easing back into the office

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Time Off

We look forward to our summer holidays all year but lots of us of us can’t shake that nagging feeling of dread about going back to work. For many, the first few hours in the office really bring them back to earth with a bump when they are greeted by an overflowing inbox and desperate colleagues and clients.

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Job swap: got what it takes?

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Job Swap A lot of people I work with think that changing career, or getting a major promotion, will be hard. They feel stuck in a particular field or not qualified to move on. But career transformation is easier than you think. All you need are what’s known as transferable skills.

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Aaagghhhh! You’re driving me crazy!

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ConflictIts funny how conflicts at work drive us more insane than almost any other. When it comes to our careers, we tend to lose perspective very quickly and small issues can become huge. Have you been in a situation when you felt that a workplace conflict was ruining your life? Has an issue in the office spilled over and affected your private life?

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