The Jane Eyre era of traditional gender roles has dwindled into comedic obscurity. No longer are we expected to inhabit ‘separate spheres’ from men (ugh) and banished to so-called ‘feminine’ jobs. So far gone are the days, in fact, that a record number of women today - 40% to be exact - are primary providers in their families. Despite society’s progressive attitudes to what women can and can’t do, a number of frustrating myths still shroud female breadwinners. Read on to get the low-down on what it’s like to bring home the bacon.
While it may seem like it at times, mortgages are not a rocket science. Mortgages are not rocket science. Banks, however, tend to make a relatively simple process into a complicated, jargon-heavy transaction that can leave you feeling lost and overwhelmed. Vestpod interviewed mortgage adviser Andrew Montlake and got 10 hands-on tips to make sure every mortgage application is as quick, painless and easy as it should be.
Modesty is a virtue, or so the saying goes. This may well be true, but when it comes to advancing your career, modesty can do more harm than good. Why? Because the workplace is a competitive arena, a battlefield (with less casualties - we hope...) and you gotta fight for what you’re worth. And, as with anything worth fighting for in life, it helps to have the skills and confidence to show your boss why you deserve an advancement. But if you feel like you just don't have it in you to demand a raise – don't worry. Here's 6 fail-proof tips to help you find the courage to stop waiting for a pat on a back and take charge of your career.
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