Mixing Babies And Business™

039 | Transitioning to part-time and negotiating for flexibility as you return to work with Jane Downes | PT 1

November 30, 2021 Amy Maureen Lynch Season 3 Episode 39
Mixing Babies And Business™
039 | Transitioning to part-time and negotiating for flexibility as you return to work with Jane Downes | PT 1
Show Notes

PT 1: Jane Downes is a parent of four kids, a chartered accountant and the founder of Part-Time.ie, a flexible work recruitment website and Jane Downes Finance Talent, a specialist recruitment agency for the finance sector in Ireland.

This is the first of three mini episodes of our conversation, which took place in October.

THINGS WE TALK ABOUT:

  • How her business has changed over the past few years
  • Learning a new industry, going from accounting to recruitment
  • The importance of masterminding with like-minded founders 
  • Outsourcing as a non-technical founder and focusing on her strengths
  • Adapting her workflow during the pandemic, while her four children were home
  • Changes in attitudes toward working a flexible schedule or remotely over the years

Thanks to Jane for taking part of her day to answer my questions about entering a new industry, focusing on her strengths and how her family and work routines have evolved over the past few years!

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ABOUT JANE DOWNES
Jane Downes is a parent of four kids, a chartered accountant and the founder of Part-Time.ie, a flexible work recruitment website and Jane Downes Finance Talent, a specialist recruitment agency for the finance sector in Ireland. Having 20 years' experience working with a Big 4 firm, multinational and small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs), she spent a decade of her finance career in part-time roles. As a parent and company founder, she understands the desire parents have to re-skill and work flexibly around their families and aims to help people find the perfect role to fit around their lifestyle.

CONNECT WITH JANE
Websites part-time.ie and financetalent.ie
LinkedIn @JaneDownes
Facebook @parttimeIreland 

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ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™
I believe parenthood and professional development doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.

As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.

This podcast is the result of my journey over the past five years bringing my kids into business settings, hosting parent-friendly professional development events and during these times, it's my creative attempt to continue connecting you with industry leaders and guest experts who also happen to be parents.

Mini episodes are released on Tuesday and Friday covering all things entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.

Thanks for listening and sharing with your network of parents!

- Amy Lynch (+ Family)
Founder | Event + Podcast Host
http://mixingbabiesandbusiness.com/