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How this mama returned to work 1 month after her baby and made it work

When I got pregnant, I panicked at the thought of taking maternity leave. I was worried it would be a career limiting move and I …

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A legal perspective on your rights and requesting flexibility

Legal expert Lauren Drummond from Holding Redlich explains your rights and how to request flexible working arrangements when returning to work from parental leave.

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5 ways to recovery from a redundancy

5 ways to recover from a redundancy

‘No longer required,’ was all I remember hearing when a former employer announced I was being made redundant. I never thought it would happen to …

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How to build your confidence on parental leave

Feel like you’ve lost your confidence? It’s a common problem women face through parental leave. We explore the identity shift that occurs when you have a baby and the top tips to maintaining your confidence with expert Michelle Redfern.

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Looking for a new role? Here are five positive tips to help you

From embracing rejection letters to penning a reverse resume, here’s how to be positive and proactive in your job hunt.

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Our tips to nail job-sharing

Is job-sharing for me?

Two days a week Carrie is a lawyer at a tier one law firm in Melbourne, where she manages the legal demands of her clients. …

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How to say ‘No’ without feeling guilty

How to say no without feeling guilty

How to say no … there is an art to it. Sure, it’s very 2019 to #justsayyes to anything and work out the details later, …

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Do I have the right to return to the same job?

The good news is that an employee who’s been on unpaid parental leave does have the right to return to the same job they had …

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What to do if your return to work role isn’t clear

When working through your return to work plan, it’s really easy to get yourself into the situation where your role isn’t 100 per cent clear …

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I want a new job but I’m pregnant

I want a new job but I’m pregnant

Clare had just returned from London when she decided to look for a new role. She had incredible experience behind her but needed to find …

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The truth about returning to work from six real perspectives

The truth about returning to work from six real perspectives

Let’s dive into the truth about returning to work. Returning to work after a period of extended leave can be daunting, especially when you’ve spent …

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Kate Pollard shares her view on the exhausting ‘mental load’

Kate Pollard shares her view on the exhausting ‘mental load’

Kate Pollard, Co-founder of Circle In knows the ‘mental load’ first hand. “If you ever want to know what a mother’s brain is like … …

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What I have learnt about parental leave third time around

What I have learnt about parental leave third time around

Ashika Chand headed into her third round of parental leave in five years – quite an achievement. She was certainly less stressed and more prepared this …

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How Kate Pollard returned to work and felt lost

Kate Pollard on what it really feels like to lose your career and identity

Recently I came to the sudden realisation that I’ve totally lost myself and my career. It hit me ten months after returning to work after …

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How one woman relaunched her career and landed two interviews

How one woman relaunched her career

After having three young children, now all at school, Sarah* had been out of the workforce for eight years. She’d lost her confidence and couldn’t …

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8 tips for changing your career after 40

Top tips for changing your career after 40

Changing career can be overwhelming at the best of times, but it can be particularly daunting after 40. Leah Lambert of Relaunch Me shares her top …

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How I survived day two back at work with a sick child

How I survived day two back at work with a sick child

The first day back at work after our first child went super well. In fact, I nailed it. Felt on cloud nine. I got to …

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Thinking about returning to work flexibly? These tips will help you.

You’ve been having a lovely time on parental leave (between the crying, cracked nipples and lack of sleep, that is), but now you need to …

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