Return to Work

Going back to your job can be daunting. You know the job but now have a host of new responsibilities to fulfill on the homefront. In this section, we bring you all of the best advice for staying sane in the workplace, how to navigate yourrights in the workplace and how to keep the balance in your role.

Start your own business

For some parents, having a family if just the spark you’ve needed to finally start your own business. We bring you all of the information you need to take your idea to the world! From registering your business to setting up bank accounts, to finding customers to keeping your admin under control! We bring it to you here.

Work from home

There are so many options to work from home. From representing established brands to working remotely for service companies. We’ll give you the low-down on how you can find the work that is right for your home environment.

Upskill

Maybe you’ve been out of the workforce for a while… Maybe this is the best time to change your career… Maybe this is the time to brush up on skills before you head back into the workforce. TPTP brings you information about the latest courses, workshops and personal development to make your dreams happen.

Contributors

Caroline Schmidt - Featured Writer

Caroline Schmidt - Featured Writer

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Caroline Schmidt writes the blogs for Kangan Institute. She is passionate about education, careers, and giving advice to students of all ages.

Jennifer Brosnan - Leave It With Me

Jennifer Brosnan - Leave It With Me

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Jennifer Brosnan is the business owner of Leave It With Me, a service providing older people and their families with direction, strategy and organisation of

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Fiona Dorman founded The Part Time People in 2012 as she saw a lack of adequate information for non-9to5 workers looking for work and ways to change their
Sarah Bartholomeusz - YouLegal

Sarah Bartholomeusz - YouLegal

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The Story So Far… When I was 32 weeks pregnant with my second child I lost my job. I already had an 18 month old toddler at home; I still had to
Fran Whittingham - FMW Transition

Fran Whittingham - FMW Transition

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Fran has been career coaching and consulting for 16 years helping people find the right fit for the right job. She has countless stories of people in career
Chloe Quin - Wellness Expert

Chloe Quin - Wellness Expert

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Chloe Quin is a wellness expert with online health insurance provider Health.com.au, whose mission is to help Australians access affordable healthcare
Karen Lawson, CareerOne

Karen Lawson, CareerOne

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Karen Lawson is the CEO of CareerOne, a leading digital employment solution company that specialises in digital media and targeting, employer branding and

News, Tips and Advice

Fran's 5 Tips for A Life Makeover

Fran's 5 Tips for A Life Makeover

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Do you feel like you’re living in your own Groundhog Day? Where every day is the same? Stress? Frustration? Mundane tasks? Well, our Career Coach, Fran
CV Tips - What You Need To Fix Now

CV Tips - What You Need To Fix Now

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I know, I know. We’ve talked about CVs and resumes before. We talk about them all the time! We know that they are the first line of introduction for new

RETURN TO WORK

CV Tip - Don't Waste Space

CV Tip - Don't Waste Space

When you only have 6 seconds (read here) to impress the hiring manager, it’s important you don’t waste any space. We all want to tell our whole story but it can get too full...
Should I Add Hobbies to My CV?

Should I Add Hobbies to My CV?

NO! This may sound harsh, but, unless your hobbies are directly related to the role you are applying for, don’t waste the space telling a hiring manager you love bush walking or...

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS

Equestrian. Engineer. Entrepreneur.

Equestrian. Engineer. Entrepreneur.

Jo Schneider is a serial entrepreneur, previous holder of Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year (SA) and has featured in BRW, The SMH, Sky News and The Age. Starting with an Honours...
Thanks Mum for Saving Mess, Time and Sanity!

Thanks Mum for Saving Mess, Time and Sanity!

When Monica Jordan started Thanks Mum just over a year ago, she knew that there were kid friendly products out there that could save parents mess, time and sanity! As a mum-of-two...

WORK FROM HOME

Happy Tummies is a Happy Home Business

Happy Tummies is a Happy Home Business

At The Part Time People we are always excited to meet parents with great businesses. And, businesses that start through the need to solve a specific problem. So when we met the wonderful...

UPSKILL

Why a Short Course Could Do You Good

Why a Short Course Could Do You Good

In a time where industry sectors are blurred and work demands now greater than ever, it can feel like being a jack-of-all-trades is the only way to stand a chance. This is where a short...
iscd's iStyle Colour Course Completed!

iscd's iStyle Colour Course Completed!

Jolene has been at it again! Following on from Part 1 of her adventures through the International School of Colour and Design (iscd) iStyle Colour course, Jolene has completed the course...
ISCD Knows What Colour Says About You

ISCD Knows What Colour Says About You

If you are creative, love colour, love design, have always fancied that you could dress a room better than the teams in TV-land or think you can design award winning fabric, the...