Careering Mums (c/o CVFriends Ltd)Careering Mums (c/o CVFriends Ltd) Contact: Elaine Weir
Hi, I’m Elaine I run CVFriends Ltd an online CV Writing Company, I work full time in a leadership role, finally I am a Mum to two amazing boys!
The most challenging experience in my career was returning to work after maternity leave. I felt isolated and out of touch, the organisation had moved forward, and I had changed. I was out of a business and strategic role for 8 months with my life being a whirlwind of bottles, winding, nappies and sleeping. It took time to reintegrate back into the corporate world and regain a career focus, I realised my career approach had to change. Prior to the arrival of my first son I would work at home in the evenings regularly with my sons I was unable to continue to do this and I found myself feeling guilty if I did work at night and guilty if I didn’t. It took a couple of years and a new extremely understanding and flexible boss before I was comfortable managing my career and home life.
I have a successful CV Writing Company called CVFriends Ltd, however I enjoy teaching and supporting people to write their own CVs rather than writing it for them. I think this is a more sustainable model for my customers, and I get significantly more job satisfaction from this. I have therefore developed Careering Mums alongisde CVFriends Ltd. This is where I will deliver online training related to confidence building, re-entering the workplace mindset, CV Writing, Interview Skills and Career Coaching. I want to be able to support other women to reintegrate themselves to the workplace, to have an excellent CV that demonstrates their achievements and potential, to have the confidence to sit in interviews and sell themselves, to re-build or re-enter a successful career fulfilling their ambitions.