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Georgina Whicher

Senior Consultant
Georgina@dmjlegal.com
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Georgina joined the DMJ In-house team in April 2018 adding focus to Financial Services, FinTech, Real Estate and Construction. Her positive impact led to her promotion to Senior Consultant in December 2020.

In her free time, Georgina enjoys playing tennis, leisurely bike rides and trying her hand at DIY projects (not always successfully).

Georgina offers consultative advice and solutions to her clients and is praised for going above and beyond. Her clients include HSBC, Lloyds Bank, Visa and Aviva.

“I would highly recommend Georgina. She takes time to get to know and listen to candidates. I valued her advice and help throughout the recruitment process.”

Senior Solicitor – Global Insurer

I came back to work this year after a wonderful maternity leave and was fortunate to return to a welcoming and supportive working environment. This transition stirred a range of emotions within me, prompting me to reflect on some valuable lessons I've gained along the way and wanted to share...

 

1. Embrace Your Emotions
•    Returning to work is a rollercoaster of emotions. Embrace the mix of excitement and apprehension and channel your heightened energy into your work.
•    You'll no doubt have tough days but be assured that cuddles and a gummy smile are just around the corner waiting for you.
•    Be honest with others about how you're feeling. You're more likely to receive the support you need.

 

2. Nurture Connections
•    Reconnect with colleagues and clients and share your experiences; you'll be amazed by the support and warmth you receive. With so many well-wishes, it's hard not to see my return to work as a positive experience.
•    Use your keeping in touch days. It's a great way to stay connected and lessen the apprehension of returning to work.
•    Connect with contacts who have similarly returned to work. Seek their advice on how they managed and what they learned.

 

3. Balancing Act
•    Finding the balance between work and family life can be challenging. Be honest about your needs and ask for flexibility if you need it. No one can do it all, and it's about finding what works best for you and your family.
•    It's okay if, at times, your mind wanders to thoughts of your little one while at work. If you're working for the right company, they'll understand and support you during this period of adjustment.
•    Stick to your boundaries. I've had to accept that multi-agency work is going to have to be deprioritized because I can't flex my time at short notice.

 

4. Self-Care & Growth
•    Work is a great way to embrace something that's just for you. I find work enriches my personal life by balancing the week with something different.  
•    Pace yourself. It's natural to want to dive in headfirst, but this could lead to burnout, so take it steady.
•    Take time to reflect on how things are going and change things up if needed.

 

5. Celebrate the Journey
•    Make a list of all the things you're looking forward to about returning to work and what you plan to achieve. Positive vibes!
•    Celebrate the little wins you have at work; it's important to acknowledge your success.
•    Enjoy it! Hopefully, it's a chance to be around fun people, enjoy more frequent conversations, and have a good laugh in the process!


I hope you found this a useful read. I’d welcome your comments and if you have any questions, please just reach out.
 

Posted 13/10/2023 By Georgina Whicher

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Georgina Whicher

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