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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.


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.


Videos, Package Yourself, Social Media Profile, Refresh Your Skills, Tech & Social Media, Stay Connected & Network, Social Media

Watch this quick video to find out how recruiters use information on LinkedIn profiles.

Success Stories, Stay Connected & Network, Informational Interviews

I always knew that I wanted to return to work. My initial plan to take a break from work for just a few years was derailed when the economy crashed in 2008. Right when I was ready to go back to work, nobody was hiring. Life...

Stay Connected & Network, Strategic Volunteering & Non-Profit Boards, Personal Readiness and Workplace Options, Strategic Volunteering

From Vivian Steir Rabin: A few weeks ago, a mutual friend introduced me to Cynthia Remec, CEO of BoardAssist and a "guru" of nonprofit board placement.  We had a great conversation, and she shared with me that a lot of the nonprofits with...

Videos, Package Yourself, Refresh Your Skills, Internships, Stay Connected & Network, Former Colleagues

Last week, iRelaunch was highlighted in a series of New YorkTimes articles about relaunching careers by veteran reporter Jennifer Preston and Motherlode lead writer and editor KJ Dell'Antonia. In the final piece released last...


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