The MummyJobs Blog Area

Read the latest blogs for working mums from our team and the community. We aim to inspire a forgotten mass of talent that are mums. Mums who want to return to work, change career or simply fight for flexible working.

Employers! Show us your flex appeal

By the-boss | Apr 16, 2018

Returners. We all know what it means, right? Women returning to work (or not) after a career break to have a baby. But what if women didn’t have to Return with a capital R? What would happen if they never really went away, and were able to work flexibly around motherhood? That’s what we want […]

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Meet Gemma: A working mum at Hastings Direct

By the-boss | Mar 28, 2018

I chose to join Hastings Direct eight years ago because I knew how well they supported and looked after their colleagues, including their awareness of Colleague wellbeing. I’m currently an Academy Team Leader and seeing people develop, especially when they move on to new positions, is what I love most about my role. Returning to […]

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Interview Tips and support with flexible working

Time to shine

By the-boss | Mar 21, 2018

Thanks to your hard work – and the tips in our previous blog – you’ve made it to your interview. You’ve got the right time and place, are dressed appropriately and have thoroughly researched the company and the role. Now the real work begins – but don’t panic, we’re here to guide you though the […]

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Flexible Working Opportunities for Mums and Dads.

The Future of Recruitment.. is it in Productivity & Flexibility?

By the-boss | Feb 28, 2018

Flexible working is something that empowers you to work where and when you feel you can be most productive. Yet a report recently published by Forbes stated that although 58% of workers are offered flexible working, 24% of workers don’t take it. Why? Is it just introduced as an amendment to policies that employees aren’t […]

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Taking office…

By the-boss | Feb 27, 2018

Do you fancy a career in admin? Or maybe you’re looking to restart your career after time out to raise your kids. Whatever your motivation, we have hundreds of admin vacancies across the country here on MummyJobs, and we’d like to help you bag one of them. Let’s face it – as a mummy, you’ve […]

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A friendly request from some Mums returning to work – by Lianne Baker

By the-boss | Feb 26, 2018

Dear Recruiter or Hiring Manager Following maternity leave, us Mums are feeling a bit vulnerable. We have been out of the workplace for about a year, going through pretty much the most life changing experience we could ever go through. We have gone from a career where we felt in control and like we knew […]

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Flexibility is not just a job benefit, it gets better business outcomes

By the-boss | Feb 24, 2018

At the beginning of 2018, commuters received their annual shock. The holidays are over, you’re having a dry month, you promised yourself you’d exercise, and just when life can’t feel any harder going – oh, UK rail fares have jumped 3.4% on average! Travel costs account for 13% of a person’s salary for the average […]

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Aviva : A return to work special…

By the-boss | Feb 21, 2018

Hi, my name is Gemma and I recently returned back to work from maternity leave. My partner and I decided to take advantage of the shared maternity/ paternity scheme that Aviva offered last year. I took the first 6 months off, whilst then my husband took the following 4 months off on paternity leave to […]

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How to ace that interview before you’ve even started…

By the-boss | Feb 14, 2018

Congratulations! You’ve been applying for some of the brilliant flexible roles on and you’ve bagged an interview for your dream job. Now you’ve got your foot in the door, it’s time to really sell yourself – and, as Benjamin Franklin said, by failing to prepare you are preparing to fail, so make sure you […]

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