Refresh Your Skills

Get the know-how you need to get back to work – in class, virtually or via e-learning.

iRelaunch announced today that Ruth Reardon O’Brien, Retired Partner, Ropes & Gray, will be the second recipient of the iRelaunch Pioneering Relauncher Award. The award was announced on October 3rd at the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference...

Today’s job market is competitive, fast-paced and constantly changing. Job seekers need to stand out to be noticed. As an executive and career coach and former marketing executive, I know all too well that having the right skills and experience...

Returning to the workforce can be overwhelming, especially when you may feel insecure about your abilities.  Are there some “rusty” skills you need to refresh? New skills you need or want to learn? An industry or position you want more...

My name is Sarah Mills and I am the Senior Director of Logistics for iRelaunch. I love to plan! Ok, maybe not dinners, but I do like to plan events. I specifically enjoy managing the logistics of conferences, where multiple pieces need to fit...

When looking at stats on people who return to work after a career break, studies are cited that show taking a career break for three years or more results in a compensation hit of 37%. The problem with these stats is that they mask the...

 

 

Having worked with many Relaunchers, I frequently hear the comment “I’ll start my job search after the summer.”  While it is certainly understandable to want to spend time enjoying summer activities, here are 5...

Summer Reads - Fiction “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith “Purity” by Jonathan Franzen “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” by Salman Rushdie “Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger “...

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...

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 did...

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...

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A 5-Phase online workbook and support program to help you go from relaunch readiness assessment to negotiating your benefits package. Your self-paced tool for returning to work. 

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Success Stories

Motivation, inspiration and ideas to shape your own story. Find your role models.


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"The Bible of Career Reentry"

"The Bible of Career Reentry"

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