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You never know where the perfect lead will come from.  Spend your time strategically and use technology to broaden your reach.

General, General, Success Stories, General, General

Attitude Adjustment – “Network? WHAT network?!”

First, I was supposed to reach out for help. One of the biggest obstacles I had to overcome was my reluctance to ask people for help. Perhaps it was the 13 years I spent at home with kids...

Career Transitions, General, General, Tech & Social Media, Success Stories, General, Contract & Consulting Work, General, Timing

Jim Coonan is currently the Technology Support Coordinator and Athletic Director at Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake, Illinois. In honor of Father's Day, we asked Jim to share his relaunch story with us.

JK: What...

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My “Career Break” – The Great Misnomer

I wasn’t always a stay-at-home dad.  There once was a time when I was a jet-setting, globe-trotting, expense-account-using sales and marketing executive for a huge, multinational consumer...

Package Yourself, General, Interviews, Resume, Stay Connected & Network

Are you on a career break and thinking about going back to work? Or, maybe you’re contemplating changing your career field entirely. The job search process can be daunting, but following are four “secret” tips to help you get back to work with a...

General, Interviews, General, General, General

You did it! You figured out what type of work you want to do upon your return from a career break, you have your resume and LinkedIn profile "just right," you applied to various open positions, and you successfully networked your way to a job...

Package Yourself, General, Interviews, Plan for the New Job, Refresh Your Skills, Stay Connected & Network

It's 2017! Maybe you are considering taking a career break. Or perhaps you are on career break and this is your time to return to work. Follow these great tips to be best positioned for returning to work after your career break, or to start...

Package Yourself, General, Stay Connected & Network

Eventbrite, an event management company, came to us for suggestions on how to make the most of attending a conference.  See the cool infographic they created for us summarizing our suggestions! We elaborate in more detail below.

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One of the key ingredients to your relaunch is building your confidence to get out the door and head back to work!   Perhaps you know which path you want to pursue, you are comfortable with your resume and LinkedIn profile, and have a...

Package Yourself, Elevator Pitch, General, Interviews, Stay Connected & Network

About a year ago I planned an alumni event on networking. Led by an experienced career coach, we were given role-playing exercises on introducing ourselves as well as entering and exiting ongoing conversations in a social setting. Over the...

Videos, Package Yourself, Stay Connected & Network, Personal Readiness and Workplace Options

Watch Carol in a post-talk interview discussing what her TEDxBeacon Street Talk, "The 40-Year-Old Intern" is all about! The producers are working on the final version of Carol's talk and we will release it here as soon as it is ready.

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