15 minute power coaching sessions for ProfMums in June

The lovely Sally Arnold is offering free 15-minute Power Coaching Sessions in June for ProfessionalMums. Simply contact Sally and tell her you are a ProfessionalMum, and she will give you a 15-minute framework to help you achieve your goals. I have used Sally myself as a coach and can't recommend her highly enough. 15 minutes might not seem like much, but it might be just what you need to get a new insight on a problem that you are struggling … [Read more...]

3-day a week legal client relationship role in Sydney

ProfessionalMums.net has a great role for a client relationship manager with a legal background to work in Sydney. It is a 3-day a week role that can be done over 3, 4 or 5 days. Please send your CV to Kate at kate.mills@professionalmums.net. NuLegal is a dynamic young company providing legal technology services to law firms, corporations and regulatory agencies. We have a new opportunity for a Client Relationship Manager to work with our … [Read more...]

3-days a week technology trainer in Melbourne

ProfessionalMums.net has a 3-days a week technology trainer role at Minter Ellison in Melbourne. Details are below and please contact kate.mills@professionalmums.net with your CV to find out more. About us and our culture Minter Ellison is one of the Asia Pacific's leading law firms. Established in Sydney in 1827, our firm today operates in Australia, Hong Kong, mainland China, Mongolia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom through a … [Read more...]

5 reasons to love hot-desking

Everybody is doing it - hot-desking or activity based working (ABW) that is - but many of us should be taking these 5 reasons to love hot-desking to heart. I was in seeing PwC earlier this week and the giant professional services firm is moving to ABW as is my former employer Fairfax as well as just about every other big company across town. Now, make no mistake, companies move to ABW for one reason and one reason only - to cut costs. It's … [Read more...]

5 reasons why part-time work is growing

For the first time since I started working over 20 years ago I have a part-time job. When I first decided to set up ProfessionalMums.net I knew I would need a flexible part-time job alongside it to keep paying the bills while the business grew. I do about two days a week for a publishing company putting out a bi-monthly magazine and newsletter. I am part of the growing demographic of part-timers. The most recent labour force report from the … [Read more...]

5 tips on how to get a job after a long career/maternity break

I had a pretty dispiriting meeting with a recruiter recently where I was talking about ProfessionalMums.net and how I'm trying to increase the amount of female talent in the market by finding flexible roles for women. This recruiter said that he would very rarely look at women that had been out of the market for more than two years because there would be a question mark about whether their skills were up-to-date. By the way, I don't think this … [Read more...]

5 tips on re-entering the workforce

There are many reasons why women leave the workforce. For many it involves starting (or expanding) a family, taking a break to continue studies or simply a sabbatical to refresh and reset. When the time comes to re-enter the workforce, it can seem daunting applying for roles when you’ve been out of the loop for a period of time. Here are our top tips to help you prepare for the transition back into the workforce. 1. Work on your confidence. … [Read more...]

6-month contract role for a recruiter in Melbourne or Sydney

ProfessionalMums.net has a contract role at EY for a recruitment consultant advisory/assurance. EY is a foundation partner with ProfessionalMums.net and flexibility is available for the right candidate. Please contact Kate on kate.mills@professionalmums.net with your CV if you are interested. Job description Do you want to engage your mind? Then join EY and gain experiences that will last a lifetime. Due to growth in the team, we have … [Read more...]

8 tips on working flexibly and effectively

At work, I manage a team of three.  I am establishing an entirely new function in my organization, I am overseeing my team’s building of our systems and processes from scratch and I’m currently doing a ‘road show’ to various parts of the organization to communicate these significant changes.  A person could easily be fully occupied if they did my job full time.  But I work 3 days a week.  On the days I am at work, I mostly have to run out the … [Read more...]

A flexible work culture at Allens

ProfessionalMums.net is delighted that Allens has come on board as a partner and we wanted to share some details of its flexible work culture with our community. Here is what the firm  has to say. Allens is a leading international law firm with partners, lawyers and corporate services staff across Asia and Australia, and a global network spanning 40 offices and 29 countries. Working with many of the world's best organisations, Allens … [Read more...]