Tara’s Tips

05 Aug How to Negotiate a Flexible Schedule

Have you dreamed about a flexible schedule which allows you to miss that rough commute to work? Have you wished for a compressed work week that allows you to work four days instead of five? Or, luxury of luxuries, have you thought about telecommuting from home – even if only part time? If you share these dreams, don’t wait, get ready to negotiate. You can negotiate a flexible work schedule. The advantages of a flexible work schedule for employees are clear and well-documented. So, plan to negotiate a flexible work schedule with your employer in mind. The negotiation is not about you. It’s not about what works best for you and your family. The negotiation is about the advantages to the employer for allowing you to work a flex schedule. With thoughtfulness and a little creativity, you can turn every advantage to you and your family into an advantage for your employer.
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05 Jul Balancing Work and Family

Balancing work and family can be very arduous, especially when it comes to the good sake of our most loved people. Finding balance means to equally divide our efforts and time between two or more things that are very important to us. Nowadays, the generation of working mothers builds strong fundamentals of the idea of finding the balance between work and family. They all prove that it is worth it to try and eventually succeed in being a working mother. It might seem impossible and sometimes very frustrating to find the balance. There is no recipe or magic formula to follow, but there are some things that you can do to help yourself feel successful as a mother and as an employee. Here you can find helpful tips and ideas for the times that you need to juggle between your professional and personal lives.
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29 Feb Tara’s Tips: How to Blitz the Interview!

To get to the interview stage, they already believe you could do the job! The interview is your opportunity to sell yourself and your skills. Employers decide on an appropriate employee on a range of areas. These areas include: Skills, knowledge and abilities; Personality and whether you will “fit” into the team and with the culture of the organisation; Presentation; Attitude; Availability; References You need to sell the whole package rather than just having the skills to do the job.

Pre-Interview Checklist

  • Research the company
  • Research the job
  • Plan your transport
  • Have the exact address
  • Practice your answers
  • Plan what you are going to wear (2 days before)
  • Prepare an interview folder
  • Have a mock interview
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