How to get on the right people's radar and get ahead when you're back
No doubt your day job takes your diary to beyond bursting point and if you've opted for reduced hours that may well compound the issue. However, there's bound to be at least four business development events a year that would be useful to your long-term career prospects and probably for your performance in your current role. Can you identify some off the top of your head? And where else might you find out about them? Get them in the diary and to ensure they happen, highlighting in a one-to-one with your line manager how your attending them would be good for the team/wider organisation. Could you include them in your personal or performance development plan?
Janet Hood, solicitor, Janet Hood Consulting
Lindsey Cartwright, partner, Morton Fraser
Fiona Scott, senior associate, CMS Cameron McKenna