The Flex Network - Week 3

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JULY 20th 2018

Good morning Flexers, 

Great news! Our first London meet-up is in the diary for Monday 30th July at Takes A Village in East Dulwich, SE22, London. More details will be updated on the website soon, and on @TheMumDiary in the coming days. 

Now down to business, here are this week's headlines. 
 


Social Media, Marketing & Tech


Twitter has released a guide to writing for email vs. writing for Twitter.  It's a lot more useful that I expected. 

Channel 4 aired a documentary called Inside Facebook: Secrets of a Social Network this week. If you're in the UK, you can catch it on All 4 (formerly known as 4OD) for the next few weeks

Last week we gave a tip that retail was coming into the taxi space.... fast forward a week and Uber has announced it has teamed up with Mars, Kellogg's and Pepsi to offer in-cab refreshments. Looks like America is first off the mark, but a UK deal can't be far behind

Buzzfeed News has had make-under, to make them appear more serious

Video/film is the future of communications, and it's getting glossier says Mick Mahoney, chief creative officer for Ogilvy London. While we agree the rise of video is unstoppable, we still love the written word too
 
Let's talk about flex...

Serena Williams' Twitter feed is a joyous read for anyone doing the kids/work juggle

Need some advice on when to bring up your flexible working request at the recruitment stage? Read some great tips here

Here's some advice for writing a great cover letter if you've been on a career break for a while

Flexible working isn't always for parents. If you work from home, and you have cats then this will make you smile, guaranteed!

One for London flexers, there's a new website where you can get automatic refunds for delayed TFL journeys. Saves time and money? SIGN ME UP PRONTO!



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