Personal Readiness and Workplace Options

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...

General, General, Success Stories, General, General

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...

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...

Success Stories, General

One of our missions at iRelaunch is to trumpet success stories - to give so many examples of people returning to work after a career break that it becomes viewed as a normal ...

Package Yourself, General, Personal Readiness and Workplace Options, Corporate Culture

[With thanks to Donna Kent and Donna Hoffman of NewLAWu.s.]

The CBS hit show "The Good Wife" spotlights Alicia Florrick, an attorney who reentered legal practice after a 13-year career break. While a chance reconnection with a law school...

This is your year! You've decided that in 2016, you're going to restart your career, either in an industry where you've previously worked or in a new one. You're raring to go! To make your relaunch happen this year, what is the first, most...

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.


“My Mom Works at Golden Snacks!”  Raeshma Patel may have had the quote of the day when she recounted how proud her 5-year-old son was of her relaunch at Goldman Sachs through their Returnship® program as part of the Reentry Internship Panel...

Career Transitions, Personal Readiness and Workplace Options, Contract & Consulting Work, Flexible Work: Part-time & Remote

How incredible to see so many of you at the iRelaunch Return-to-Work Conference raising your hands when asked if you had thought about starting a business. As participants in and sponsors of the amazing conference in New York on October 1st, we...


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A mid-career internship is a wonderful springboard back into the workforce.

“The 40-Year-Old Intern:“ Carol Fishman Cohen’s celebrated Harvard Business Review article about mid-career internships.

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“Thank you for the opportunity to share my story with iRelaunch readers. I was one of those readers inspired by the amazing stories of people just like me returning to work. Their stories and the support of iRelaunch confirmed my career was there for the taking again.”

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