Inspirational Women in History: Malala Yousafzai

These are stories of Inspirational  Women in History. You can view them all here. ‘I don’t want to be remembered as the girl who was shot. I want to be remembered as the girl who stood up.’ On October 9, 2012, a gunman boarded Malala’s school bus in Pakistan, asked...

How to answer ‘What is your weakness?’ in a job interview

  LET'S BE HONEST--EVERYBODY HATES THIS QUESTION. BUT YOU CAN STILL ANSWER IT RIGHT. Survey a group of job seekers about their least favorite interview question, and the consensus typically is: “What is your biggest weakness?” It’s seemingly impossible to provide...

Celebrating Women in History: First to run a theatre – Laura Keene

First to run a theatre Successful English actress Laura Keene settled in New York City in 1855 and became the first woman to manage her own theatre and theatrical company. In a controversial twist, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated whilst watching her...

Introduction and Personalities

We had a great first session at the weekly support group for Mums Employability. Here's a copy of the presentation for those that asked for it. This week we'll be looking at our strengths and weaknesses and exploring some of the job opportunities for us. See you all...

Women and the construction industry

The UK construction industry is not a particularly female friendly environment. According to statistics, 99% of on-site construction workers are male. Although this might seem like a natural fit for a very physical job that could involve a lot of endurance, the...

Communication skills will help you land any job

The best communication skills for your resume: 1. Excellent Speaking Skills When most people think about communication, they think about speaking. While this area is only one part of communication, it's a very important one. Speaking well matters, whether you're a...

Gaming industry jobs: how to get your foot in the door

Instead of just playing the latest computer games, you could be helping create them. Your dream job in the games industry doesn’t have to be out of reach. Whilst once games were developed by small teams of programmers, games publishers now employ entire production...

4 Ways to Be So Good You Can’t Be Ignored

All my life, I’ve lived by a simple mantra: “Be so good you can’t be ignored.” Even as a young girl in India, I was keenly aware of gender discrimination. I learned early on that women must work twice as hard as men to gain recognition and opportunities. But thanks to...

Negotiating your way to job satisfaction

Congratulations, you got offered the job. You beat 80 other applicants to the post and the hard work paid off, especially with the challenges faced in today’s job-short market. That said, once you have been offered a new position, there may still be leeway to...

FREE Drop Ins to help you get back into work

Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises (HOME) CIC, the charitable interest company based in Eastbourne is providing FREE Training Drop-Ins at the Seaside Community Hub to help you get into work. Eastbourne residents can drop-in from 2-4pm every Wednesday and Thursday for...

What are soft job skills and why are they important?

Soft skills to list on your resume Soft skills are some of the most difficult competencies for people to understand. Job seekers and hiring managers alike can struggle with the challenge of defining, demonstrating, and recognizing soft skills. Though they're extremely...

Report: Women make up just 17% of IT workforce, paid 15% less than men

Fewer than one in five IT workers in the UK are female and those that do carve a living from the industry are paid – on average – 15 per cent less than men, a study by the BCS has found. In its latest Diversity Report, the Chartered Institute for IT looked at the...

Beyond Internship – 3 Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level

So you were lucky to land a great internship that’s offered you the experience you had wanted to kick-start your career. You’re 6 months into your internship and loving what you do, but have you planned on the next 6 months and the months after your internship ends?...

Inspirational Women in History: Coco Chanel

These are stories of Inspirational  Women in History. You can view them all here. The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.’ Coco Chanel didn’t just challenge the gender norms of the time through her own personal life and career – her clothes set...

Job Buddies – every Thursday from 10am to 12noon at the Seaside Community Hub

If you need help getting into work then come along to the Seaside Community Hub every Thursday morning from 10am to 12noon. You can receive help in several ways such as: Confidence Skills CV Writing Interview Techniques Using Social Media for Work Job Searches And so...

Mentoring & Support now available in Eastbourne

Weekly sessions are now available for women in Eastbourne to access a FREE Mentoring & Support service to help them gain experience and skills to get into work. Helen McCabe, Director of Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises (HOME) CIC has been supporting people back...

Only 17% of employees in UK tech sector are women, research reveals

Recent statistics have revealed just how much more there is to do to encourage women into the UK technology sector. Currently, only 17% of employees in the UK technology sector are women; only one in six school leavers starting a degree in computer science in 2016 was...

Making Career Plans to get into work

Not knowing how to get that ideal job can be quite difficult especially if you're not sure what the requirements are. It can be even more difficult for young people that don't meet the eligibility criteria for further education as they didn't quite get their GCSE's in...

8 of the best entry-level jobs by industry

When you’re looking for your first job out of school, it can be tempting to accept the first offer that comes your way; however, it’s important to choose your first job carefully. Landing a good entry-level job will give you a strong foundation upon which to build a...

How Being a Mum Makes You Better in Business

Most mothers nowadays are running their families as well as their businesses. And most of them succeed in both endeavors. Indeed, being a mom is an excellent training ground for women who dream of launching and running their own companies. A mom who can make her home...

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Inspirational Women in History: Malala Yousafzai

These are stories of Inspirational  Women in History. You can view them all here. ‘I don’t want to be remembered as the girl who was shot. I want to be remembered as the girl who stood up.’ On October 9, 2012, a gunman boarded Malala’s school bus in Pakistan, asked...

How to answer ‘What is your weakness?’ in a job interview

  LET'S BE HONEST--EVERYBODY HATES THIS QUESTION. BUT YOU CAN STILL ANSWER IT RIGHT. Survey a group of job seekers about their least favorite interview question, and the consensus typically is: “What is your biggest weakness?” It’s seemingly impossible to provide...

Celebrating Women in History: First to run a theatre – Laura Keene

First to run a theatre Successful English actress Laura Keene settled in New York City in 1855 and became the first woman to manage her own theatre and theatrical company. In a controversial twist, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated whilst watching her...

Introduction and Personalities

We had a great first session at the weekly support group for Mums Employability. Here's a copy of the presentation for those that asked for it. This week we'll be looking at our strengths and weaknesses and exploring some of the job opportunities for us. See you all...

Women and the construction industry

The UK construction industry is not a particularly female friendly environment. According to statistics, 99% of on-site construction workers are male. Although this might seem like a natural fit for a very physical job that could involve a lot of endurance, the...

Communication skills will help you land any job

The best communication skills for your resume: 1. Excellent Speaking Skills When most people think about communication, they think about speaking. While this area is only one part of communication, it's a very important one. Speaking well matters, whether you're a...

Gaming industry jobs: how to get your foot in the door

Instead of just playing the latest computer games, you could be helping create them. Your dream job in the games industry doesn’t have to be out of reach. Whilst once games were developed by small teams of programmers, games publishers now employ entire production...

4 Ways to Be So Good You Can’t Be Ignored

All my life, I’ve lived by a simple mantra: “Be so good you can’t be ignored.” Even as a young girl in India, I was keenly aware of gender discrimination. I learned early on that women must work twice as hard as men to gain recognition and opportunities. But thanks to...

Negotiating your way to job satisfaction

Congratulations, you got offered the job. You beat 80 other applicants to the post and the hard work paid off, especially with the challenges faced in today’s job-short market. That said, once you have been offered a new position, there may still be leeway to...

FREE Drop Ins to help you get back into work

Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises (HOME) CIC, the charitable interest company based in Eastbourne is providing FREE Training Drop-Ins at the Seaside Community Hub to help you get into work. Eastbourne residents can drop-in from 2-4pm every Wednesday and Thursday for...