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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...

At iRelaunch, we have been tracking career reentry programs of all kinds since 2008. In 2012, we published a report on the growing use of of internships or internship-like experiences as an effective vehicle for professionals to return to work...

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...

Global News & Commentary, Internships, Reentry Programs

This year we were thrilled to honor one of our heroes, Brenda Barnes, the former CEO of PepsiCo North America, who famously left that role to spend more time with her family in 1997. It was front page news of the major newspapers. She made the...

Global News & Commentary, General, Internships, Reentry Programs

Fast Company just released this article noting Goldman's Returnship® program didn't hire any of its 2016 participants. An interesting observation, except that it’s wrong. Once again, Goldman is hiring roughly half of its Returnship® class,...

Package Yourself, Refresh Your Skills, Degree Programs, General, Internships, Reentry Programs, Tech & Social Media

I am a strong believer in taking a proactive approach in all areas of life, particularly in regard to your career.  How you position and prepare yourself to land your desired job is an essential part of a relauncher's forward movement....

Refresh Your Skills, Internships

2015 marked a year of expansion of the Wall Street reentry internship programs globally, domestically, and across business lines. Morgan Stanley's Return to Work program is now in New York, London, Mumbai and Hong  Kong. Goldman Sachs...

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