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Traditional Office?

On social media there is a lot of discussion around the ‘traditional office’ format, remember the one you had back in February?! We’re all adapting to this current ‘new normal’. Anyone who can, is working from home and that’s getting people thinking about their traditional office space, running costs, rents etc. The situation thrust upon us shows many businesses can carry on virtually… Traditional Office?

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Not sure about anyone else, but I really needed the long weekend to just ‘try’ and forget about everything going on locally and globally. We walked every day as a family, exploring the area around where we live. I ran with my 6 year old, who is now faster than me, and we spent huge amount of time together, at home remembering what is really important to us. The time over the weekend made me… Take a closer look...

A day in the life- working from home: Vicki

So many of us have had to adapt our working lives over the past few weeks and some of us are in a fortunate position where we can continue to work. Only now, we are based in our own homes. Working from home is not new to me.  Before joining leapfrog I worked remotely, sometimes in my clients offices but a large proportion of the time was from home, so I guess you could say I am a seasoned… A day in the life- working from home: Vicki

Routine, smoothies and soup

I consider myself one of the lucky ones. I have a job where I can work from home. There are many others with no job, no work and no pay and I am fully conscious of that as I write this. My brain needs routine. Don’t get me wrong, I can do random, I can do spontaneity but I do need structure, unless that one rainy day comes along and I can lie in until bed time… I found myself in week one… Routine, smoothies and soup

Careful focus and small joys

Social Distancing and Working From Home. In theory, neither or these topics filled me with fear or trepidation when they first surfaced. To be perfectly honest; I was kind of looking forward to the mandated home time. While I’m comfortable being a people person, I’m far more comfortable being a book or music person, with limited social obligation. And then came lockdown. Ultimately, it’s… Careful focus and small joys

Got a moment? Quick question - When is the last time you updated your CV?

When you applied for your current job? How long ago was that? 2 years? 5 years? In my case 19 years! As I was writing this I thought I would do as I preach – seems I have taken on a lot more than what was on my initial job spec and added a few more strings and achievements to my bow than I realised! Updating your cv does not have to mean you are looking for a new job, it can mean you are ready…

A day in the life- working from home: Laura

Covid19 means different things to all of us. For me, at the moment it means juggling my home life and my work life at the same time, which isn’t wholly new for me but what is new, is that it’s all from the same venue. Having an active 6 year old who needs to home-schooled at the same time as working full time isn’t something I would have ever thought I would be doing on a daily basis. (Huge… A day in the life- working from home: Laura

A day in the life- working from home

We have all been discussing our working from home routines in our daily work catch up and how we all differ to keep productive.  Well, here's mine: Well, life doesn’t half throw us some curve balls does it? This month I had a holiday planned and later in the month it is my birthday, but sometimes you have to stop and take a minute to be grateful for the small things in life. Thankful that… A day in the life- working from home

Tips on preparing for online interviews and meetings!

With more interviews and meetings than ever currently taking place remotely via Skype, Zoom, GoToMeeting and more, how should you prepare?  For any video interviews/meetings, you need to prepare exactly the same way you would for a face to face interview/meeting, after all, everyone can still see you…  It might be tempting to stay in your adult onesie and comfy slippers all day, but… Tips on preparing for online interviews and meetings!

A good time to connect!

If pondering what to do with all your days in lockdown – how about turning that time into a positive and upskilling? There are plenty of free, online courses (digital marketing anyone?) which not only look great on your CV (shows initiative and a proactive mind-set), but also help you get absorbed in a subject you actually like. This would be a benefit to your mental health (keeping… A good time to connect!

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