Successful Mums have helped mE get my mojo back and find a new job!
Find out how we helped mother of three, Connie find a new career after being made redundant from her job of 23 years…
“My name is Connie Entwistle, I am mum to 3 gorgeous teenage children; to them, I am just mum, but I’m a working mum and I take pride in the fact that I have been successful in maintaining a good work/life balance. For me, it’s not just a case of working to live, but also living to work – as I really enjoy working. Up until now my career has always been in the Corporate Travel industry. However, with the pandemic, I find myself in this unusual situation of having to find a new job in possibly a new industry.”
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO JOIN THE SUCCESSFUL MUMS COURSE?
”After being made redundant this year from the company that I had been a part of for 23 years, I found I needed the help of an organisation like Successful Mums to kick start me on my journey into finding new employment. To push me out of my comfort zone, help my get my mojo back and provide me with the support and new skills that I need to be successful in my search. Their reputation and belief in me, even before I had joined, was inspiring and I found myself asking why wouldn’t I want to be a part of this? – the answer is in their name!”
WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGING WHEN JOINING THE COURSE?
Upskilling my digital skills. It became apparent that having spent so long working for one company that I had become too comfortable in the systems that I used, and hadn’t been exposed, to any of the more relevant, or modern digital tools out there.
What was your biggest take away from the course?
All of it! – I did it, I finished it, and I got the confidence and more importantly the support and encouragement I needed to go out and get myself another job.
“Their reputation and belief in me, even before I had joined, was inspiring and I found myself asking why wouldn’t I want to be a part of this? – the answer is in their name!”
How would you explain the training to others?
“It’s a really well-structured course, with fantastic support given from day one of your enrolment and throughout. You are assigned an Employability Coach whose positivity will guide you through the twelve weeks. The course covers weekly online webinars with you and other like-minded mums, smaller individual group sessions, weekly challenges, individual one to one coaching sessions, creative CV writing sessions, and even a mock interview. You must be really committed and organised, as at times the online training can be challenging and time-consuming but overall it’s a fun, positive and really rewarding experience.”
What is your top tip to mums thinking about going back to work?
“Don’t just think about it – do it. Even though you are there for your children 24/7, it’s important not to focus on your children 24/7. Your kids will thank you in the long term. Well I know mine do!”
What did you achieve from the course /doing now?
“A certificate in Employability Skills, Digital Skills, and Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing, oh – and a NEW JOB! ”
If like Connie, you would like to return to work with a new found confidence, check out our Back to Work Courses HERE and make it happen!