Blog for Moms

  • 5 Things to do Before an Interview
    Confidence comes from being prepared. Well done! You took the time and effort to create a well-presented CV, and now your skills, experience and work history have won you an interview. Of course, most of us hope to shine in an interview, sometimes feeling a mixture of emotions like excitement and a...
  • Tax benefits for work from home employees
    Work from home and remote working has many benefits, some challenges too, but the good news is that SARS does offer tax benefits for work from home and remote working employees.    As a freelancer and independent contractor working from home in South Africa, there are various income tax benefits...
  • 10 Clever Apps to Make a Mom’s Life Easier
    Working moms need all the help we can get. In between school activities, dinners, work and doctors appointments we hardly have time for ourselves. Here is a list of 10 clever parenting apps that we think will help busy working moms manage their day.   MMGuardian Parenting App Keeping your child...
  • Three Tips to Take charge of your Career as an Expectant Mom.
    The decision to start a family is a big one for any woman who is heavily invested in her career. Will it affect my chances of promotion? Will people take me as seriously when I’m a working mom? How do I stop them from ‘seeing’ me differently? How do I get them to understand that I want to stay on...
  • What does family responsibility leave cover?
    Family responsibility leave is three days paid leave which qualifying employees are entitled to over and above annual and sick leave. It can be taken with the birth of a child or during the illness and death of a close family member. Here is what the Basic Conditions of Employment Act covers with...
  • Know your notice period rights
    The world of work has changed significantly with employers frequently hiring staff on a contract, part-time or project basis rather than on a full-time, permanent basis. This article outlines the different aspects of notice periods in South Africa and the rights of employers and employees regarding...
  • Warning Signs That Your Job Isn't the Right Fit for You
    Sometimes, job offers may look more interesting in advertisements than they are in real life. When you apply to a new job, you will try to give it a chance as it's always good to embrace changes. However, when your motivation starts to fall, and you start to hesitate before going to work, it's time...
  • 5 Things to Check Before You Send Your CV
    In the world where everything is instant, a recruiter or prospective employer will decide within a minute if your cv is worth considering.  This list outlines the essentials you need to keep in mind before you send your CV.   1. Cover Letter Make sure your cover letter speaks to the key...
  • How to create a job application video
    It’s not uncommon to be asked to provide a job application video of yourself when applying for a job. Video and video screening have opened up new ways of working in recruitment and we are excited to see how it can be used to enable more access to job-seekers for job opportunities. In the past, as...
  • 10 Tips For Moms Returning To Work
    Whatever the reason for returning to work, albeit the children are getting bigger and there is more free time or the financial pressures are too much for the household, it is essential for you as moms to stay relevant and in-touch on a professional level. When you have been out of work for a while...