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My first experience with podcasts was during my career break. I had purchased the iRelaunch Return to Work Roadmap and some of the roadmap steps included listening to specially-selected episodes of the “3, 2, 1 iRelaunch” podcast. All I had to do...

Clear Your Schedule


It may seem obvious but honor the time you have put aside for this conference and make sure no other commitments bleed into your calendar. Let your family know the blocks of time/days you will be in virtual sessions...

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 to fruition, I was able to find a couple of temp...

In the past, we’ve featured blog posts on books specifically for relaunchers, shared the iRelaunch team’s summer reads back in 2017, and we even launched our very first iRelaunch Book Club virtually this year featuring the book “Comeback Careers...

Stop apologizing, say Katty Kay and Claire Shipman in their book, The Confidence Code; then start “acting and risking and failing.” If this sounds counter-intuitive, check out with these five tips from The Confidence Code to learn some surprising...

Hello!  My name is Jennifer Howland and I had the privilege of joining iRelaunch in March 2020 as Managing Director.   Prior to joining iRelaunch, I had a fulfilling 35-year career at IBM from which I retired at the end of 2019.  ...

This week's topics: Connecting on LinkedIn before or after meeting a colleague, client, or other person at a conference, event or once on the job

Question #1: 
What do I write on a LinkedIn invitation to someone who doesn't...

This week's topics: How to talk about coursework in two “tell me about yourself” situations - after a long career break and when transitioning to a new field

Question #1: 
I had a long career break, so I took a course as part of...

This week's topics: (1) answering the "tell me about yourself" question and (2) how to talk about your career break in an interview

Question #1: 
How do I answer the "tell me about yourself" question succinctly, without...

As an Executive Leadership Coach, I continuously hear my clients pleading… "but how do I get back to the way life use to be?" They are fervently seeking a magic wand to rewind to February 2020 or before we even witnessed the term COVID-19....

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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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