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After a 17 year career break, I found I was completely unemployable. I had relocated from the east coast back to my hometown in the San Francisco Bay Area. I had a few childhood friends, but no professional contacts whatsoever. To make things harder, my pre-break career had been in financial services and everything in the Bay Area seemed to be in the technology space. I could not get recruiters to return my phone calls and every job application I submitted went into the "black hole"

I was a single mom with three beautiful kids to support and I needed to start making money. This was my motivator and the fire behind my determination and persistence.

With nothing coming...

In the past six months, five new big-employer returning professional internship programs have been...

Guest blogger Kathryn Sollmann discusses some...

An excerpt from Kathryn's blog, 9 Lives for Women: "Too often, though, women—and particularly their...

Change your routine and build confidence

Two weeks ago, I passed an art gallery on the way to a lunch date and, realizing I had some time to...
One of the most common situations in which relaunchers find themselves is having a hiring manager...
Sandra Day O'Connor
This blog post from our archives remains just as relevant today! Take a look at the way Sandra Day...
On October 2nd, iRelaunch held the 16th iRelaunch Return to Work Conference at the NYU/Stern Kimmel...

Guest blogger, Renge Jibu, is a visiting...

When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently spoke about his proposed “3-year-maternity-leave...

Fundamental changes necessary to produce...

 "Japan plans to lift economy by getting new moms back to work" is the headline on the front...

An optimistic viewpoint on returning to work...

Although I was intrigued by Judith Warner’s recent article revisiting the subjects of Lisa Belkin’s...

Advice from LIz Brown, a former law firm...

When you’re thinking of leaving the law, or have already left, it can be hard to start making...

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