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Sweden striving towards a 6-hour day.

Sweden is making the bold step to move away from the stressful long days common in the UK, to a more balanced 6 hour day. The thinking behind the move is that because the working day has been condensed, staff will be more motivated and have more energy to get more done in a shorter period of time. Staff are also able to do things outside of work, helping them achieve a better work life balance as they can follow hobbies, care for children and elderly relatives.

We think it’s a great idea!

Senior part time work is not just for women!

Clients ask me if it is possible to work at a senior level part-time, and the answer is yes!  The trend is slowly changing, with more and more companies seeing the advantages of having employees who they trust to work hard and achieve results, working part time and...

Demystifying Interviews

Interviews are your chance to show the potential employer the real you, but also for you to interview them to see if you can see yourself working in that environment and organisation. Interviews come in many different formats; formal, panel, telephone, assessment...
Creating CV magic

Creating CV magic

Writing a CV can be challenging as, if done well, it reflects your skills, work experience and education in a succinct and persuasive summary.  It is important that you take time to really understand yourself and what you have to offer, and also ensure that your CV...

Want to be a freelancer?

Being a freelancer has its advantages and disadvantages.  It can be great if you have a particular skill and want to have an element of flexibility, then being a freelancer could be the job for you!  Some people work part time in their regular job, whilst freelancing...
Beat those competition nerves!

Beat those competition nerves!

We have all been there.   You have practised so hard for the perfect test at home, jumped higher jumps than you would ever face in competition, you feel quietly confident that this will be your lucky day.  Then you arrive at the competition.  You freeze, you lose...

Is it time for a change?

Do you have that sinking feeling that you are stuck in a rut and have to put up with the same day to day drudgery which is your job?  Sound familiar?  Do you dream of having a career that inspires and excites you?  A job which you would look forward to each morning...