Refresh Your Skills

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

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...

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...

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