Are you wondering how you can make the work/family juggle work?

Feeling anxious that you’ll never find that flexible job you deserve?

I hear you and this is my story.

Are you wondering how you can make the work/family juggle work?

Feeling anxious that you’ll never find that flexible job you deserve?

I hear you and this is my story.

The fear of never being able to work in my career at the level I was at before kids was real.

 

I stayed up late at night pacing, wondering, utterly anxious about whether I could ever be relevant and work a 9 to 5 job again not seeing my kids all day, let alone part-time.

Thinking after two years off on parental leave that my skills were outdated. Knowing part-time work was scarce and almost non-existent in higher paid leadership positions. How would I ever work again at my level or how could I even get a promotion whilst working part-time or job share?

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I even considered dropping down to a base level job in order to get flexibility when someone I didn’t even know persuaded me that that was not necessary. That the career path I was meant for, was not dropping down three levels making work unaffordable (with childcare and all), but elevating to a higher position, all part-time.

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Hi, I’m Athena!

The Get Noticed Coach and founder of Get Noticed Resumes.

I am a mum of 3 gorgeous kids (of course they are!) with a loving hubby too.

The above story is mine. It sent me into a panic and I was scared stiff. So, I get it. I did consider dropping down to a teacher’s aide just to get a flexible job with school hours.

I understand the desire to still work after you have kids. It’s good for your health, it’s good for your mind, it’s good for your family and your finances too.

But you want to spend time with your kids. You think no one wants to employ you even though you were once confident, ambitious and driven before having children. Having kids changes you a lot!

Your confidence takes a hit and your fears take over.

The above story is mine. It sent me into a panic and I was scared stiff. So, I get it. I did consider dropping down to a teacher’s aide just to get a flexible job with school hours.  

I understand the desire to still work after you have kids. It’s good for your health, it’s good for your mind, it’s good for your family and your finances too.

But you want to spend time with your kids. You think no one wants to employ you even though you were once confident, ambitious and driven before having children. Having kids changes you a lot!

Your confidence takes a hit and your fears take over.

I decided on principle that dropping down a few levels was not for me, I loved working and working at a higher level.

I couldn’t believe with my usual confidence and ability to walk into jobs, I was considering dropping down to a level that had no resemblance to my career path or numerous qualifications.

Don’t let that be your story. You can do it. It can be done.

WHY I’M DIFFERENT

WHY I’M DIFFERENT

I absolutely love supporting women to apply for, and find, their dream flexible role with corporate employers or within the government sector. I want to give women back their confidence. I want to change the perception that women cannot have a career or be taken seriously if they opt for a part-time, job-share or other types of flexible work.

 

If this is you, then let me hold your hand with career strategy coaching, mentoring, a standout resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile and key selection criteria. Let’s apply for these jobs together, so you can land your dream role!

Athena Ali

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

I’m proud to have been nominated for the following industry award:

Nominated in the Individual Category for the Champion of Flexible Working Awards 2019

CLIENT LOVE

CLIENT LOVE

 

Athena is professional. She listens to what you want to achieve and makes it happen. She is a pleasure to work with. She genuinely wants to help you reach your goal. I highly recommend Athena at Get Noticed Resumes.

Vanessa Trianta

 

I was referred to Athena and I am ecstatic with the end result. Athena doesn’t disappoint from the moment you connect with her. You must think of this as an investment in your future career path. Very highly recommended.

Alki Midas

I’m ready and look forward to working with you!