If you were looking to employ someone, what would you say to a candidate like this:
- highly intelligent, excellent qualifications for the job, 10 years relevant experience, hardworking, ambitious.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? What if she then added:
- has 2 children, will not work overtime, (although still hardworking during normal working hours)
Perhaps not quite as interesting?
Then if she went on to ask to work 80%?
So the reality is, how many employers turn to the next CV at this point?
Anyway it looks like I am going to be finding out. My experience as a contractor so far is not encouraging.