Work lessons learned from being a parent

Work lessons learned from being a parent (or what I now know from being a working mum) I’m a parent. I have been parenting for over 10 years now. I have two, one of each, so job done! I am not an expert on parenting or working, I am merely a Mum with a small business. There are inspirational women …

The unexpected counter offer

There’s nothing quite like the lure of the sea and the warm feeling of soft sand between your toes to make you re-evaluate your 9 to 5. Some well-earned time away from your inbox and ever shrinking desk space, often allows the much needed time to revisit your goals and ambitions. And more importantly, the head space to assess how …

Make hay while the sun shines!

Why applying for jobs in the summer months could be the best thing you ever did….. Are you a fabulous Creative who potentially would be interested in new opportunities? Are you putting off applying for jobs because it’s summer and you have holidays booked in? Or are you too busy sunning yourself on your roof terrace to have time to …

Why and how you should use a (good) recruiter…

In this digital age there are multiple resources available to help you hire people in to your business. The wide usage of LinkedIn, Twitter, and even Facebook has made it easier for employers to connect with candidates online and reach people they otherwise wouldn’t have access to. So why on earth would you pay a middleman (or woman) to do …

Decision, decisions….. Should I take that job?!

Job-hunting can be stressful; a multitude of uncontrollable factors need to be “just so” in order to make your search successful. Location, expectations, time of year, the economy, personal circumstances, health, weather and tube strikes can all play a role in helping/ hindering you to find that perfect opportunity. So, once you have overcome all of these factors, made it …

Free Truffle Digital Forum

Truffle Talent are hosting a free creative and digital forum on 1st October aboard the HMS President in Blackfriars and hope you can make it. This event will be focused on the in-house creative communities. Our speakers will be sharing their experience within social media strategy, the evolution of online content, and diversifying your internal design offering in line with …

Why your CV is not getting you the job…

Your CV is just a piece of paper (maybe two pieces) but this piece of paper could be the difference between a mundane 9 to 5 or your dream job. OK, maybe not this extreme but it will open avenues you never thought possible. Your CV allows you to communicate your worth. It gives you the opportunity to say: “I …

The Pro’s and Con’s of having your own business..

Truffle is like a lot of small start ups that have seen an opportunity in the market and acted on it. A small independent business which has sprouted up due to many factors including escaping the big corporate world, trying to add more value both personally and to their customers / clients and ultimately carve out a new and unique …

The lucky 13 invaluable interview tips that will get you the job

With nothing better to do the other day I worked out how many people I had interviewed over the past 15 years. Having taken 18 months out for maternity leave, that left me with 13.5 years at an average of 5 people per week based on a 47 week year. The total = 3,172.5. I remember the .5 person the …