4 good reasons why you should turn down a job offer

Whether you’re returning to work after a career break or changing career direction, nothing can beat that sense of relief and feeling of elation when you’re finally offered the job you..

My Coaching Story

Like so many people, I ‘fell’ into my first career and went into commercial sales straight after university. I spent the next 10 years climbing the corporate ladder and had - on paper at..

Make First Impressions Count!

Sally Smy, founder of Queen Bee Styling, shares her expert advice on how to dress for success so you can wow at interview and secure you dream job. It's not often I start an article with a call t..

5 ways to find the right culture fit for you!

Since founding Inspired Mums in 2006, I have worked with hundreds of mums to help them find fulfilling and flexible careers. One of the career tools I use with my clients is to help them identify th..

The Business of Writing

Former coaching client, Chené Koscielny tells Inspired Mums how her life-long passion for writing and desire to be her own boss inspired her to leave the world of journalism to set up her own..

Flying high - coaching for success

As we continue our series of interviews with inspiring Individuals, former client Caroline Purdom tells Inspired Mums how our coaching helped her change careers after 19 years in the RAF. Caroline i..

Capturing the moment and finding fulfillment

Tracey McEachran tells Inspired Mums how her creative drive and desire for self-fulfillment led her to seize the opportunity to pursue her passion for photography. This pivotal decision resulted in ..

Mind the CV gap - creative ways to explain a career break

You can smell a pooey nappy at 30 paces, make a crying baby gurgle in 20 seconds and decorate delectable fairy cakes while chatting on the phone. But these impressive skills will leave a potent..

The power of networking - building your personal brand with LinkedIn

Networking can often seem intimidating at first, deciding who to contact and how can feel overwhelming.  Social media and LinkedIn provide an easy, accessible and effective way to extend your n..

Focusing on LinkedIn - creating a more targeted job search

Welcome to part three of our blog on the importance of social media in your creative job search.  We are now going to focus on using your established LinkedIn profile to network and actively se..

Standing out from the crowd - getting your online profile noticed

Great, you’ve followed our advice from part one on getting started and building your online presence, but how do you make sure your profile is the one that stands out and catches the attention..

Spring ahead and land your dream job

Successful strategies for a creative job search  As the cold weather finally comes to an end, it feels as if Spring has arrived at last, with its promise of new beginnings. So it’s not ..

So what next? - Returning to work after a career break

One of the keys to happiness is finding work you love. So often I hear my coaching clients say ‘I’ll do anything as long as it fits around the kids’. This is a common mistake Mums ..

How do you get a great job when 80% of jobs are never advertised?

Are you spending hours searching the internet for jobs only to find there’s nothing out there that fulfils your ambition or fits into your lifestyle? Do you feel that the minute you put &lsquo..