I left the corporate world almost 7 years ago but never stopped working as I moved to Dubai to help the family business. I always wonder if I am qualified to go back to investment management again; can I can remember how to do a corporate interview, function socially in a new work environment, am I too old, and I wonder what the corporate work space in Dubai is like vs the work space in the UK? I know I am not alone in my feelings as there are many mums looking to get back to work as their kids are becoming more independent and they are just not sure where to start. Mums@work, is a recruitment agency designed specifically for mums, and they have launched a series of workshops to bring industry experts on board to update mums what companies are looking for, and to answer questions whilst aiming to encourage mums who are seeking to work again.
I think mums add to the working environment in Dubai. Many of us have been at the top of our game in different industries in London, New York, Rome, Paris, Sydney, and then in the last couple of years we have taken care of our family. I know as a person I have never worked harder or been more challenged then when I had my children. I learnt new skills and learnt more about my strengths and weaknesses, and I definitely get more jobs done now then when I was living in London on a daily basis. David Mackenzie, founder of Mums@work realised mums were able to pack a full day’s work into the space of 6 hours because their brains had been rewired since becoming mothers – they had become more focused and efficient with their time.
Mums@Work Career Event on 5th October 2016 will be the first of a series of workshops offering support and advice to Mums considering returning to the workplace
Mums@Work, which seeks to revitalise the careers of mums in the UAE following having children is launching monthly workshops to give mums support as they consider returning to the workplace. Launching at the InterContinental Dubai Marina on 5th October 2016, around 100 Mums@Work candidates will have the chance to network with and gain useful advice from speakers from global brands including PwC Middle East, Bayer, Mumzworld and Edelman.
Backed by the one of the largest recruitment firms in the GCC, Mackenzie Jones, Mums@Work seeks to revitalise the careers of mums in the UAE by offering them attractive working packages, which include part-time and flexible working hours with multinationals, locals and SME companies.
mumsatwork.ae is an ever-growing platform that covers a wide range of articles including career, work/life balance and lifestyle pieces for the working mum. Regional experts with a wide range of expertise are on hand to give mums the ultimate advice to bagging their dream job. The most popular articles to date include Ask the Expert Panel, How to Dress for an Interview and Why Being a Mum is a Positive Skill in the Workplace.
Says Managing Director of Mums@Work, Louise Karim: “With our new monthly workshops and content packed website we are able to provide mums with all the tools they need to connect back with their chosen careers. We are here to guide, mentor and ensure that these women have the support, skills and confidence to get the jobs they want. We have gone to great lengths to make the transition from ‘Mum’ to ‘Career Mum’ as seamless as possible for this highly skilled and productive target audience.”
Says Mums@Work Founder, David Mackenzie: “We are working with some of the region’s biggest companies and successful SME’s to ensure roles benefit both the mums, through offering them the right choices and working hours, as well as the businesses, by providing them with a huge wealth of talent in the form of women who had successful careers, but took time off for their families.”
Becoming a member of the Mums@Work online community allows for great benefits, from job alerts to member news and offers, as well as being the first to know about Mums@Work events and workshops. Signing up couldn’t be easier, simply visit the site and register.
mumsatwork.ae has already clocked more than 15,000 hits per month since its launch and is growing by around 1,000 community members a month.
For more information and to register your interest, whether as a candidate or client, please visit:www.mumsatwork.ae