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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...

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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...

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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...

Package Yourself, General, Interviews, Resume, Stay Connected & Network

Are you on a career break and thinking about going back to work? Or, maybe you’re contemplating changing your career field entirely. The job search process can be daunting, but following are four “secret” tips to help you get back to work with a...

Package Yourself, Plan for the New Job

Relaunching your career can be overwhelming at times, especially if you do not know where to begin or you are stuck at one of the steps along the way.  

When this happens, take a few minutes to return to the building blocks that...

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...

General, Interviews, Validate Past Skills & Experience

Nancy, a financial technology sales professional, took an 8-1/2 year career break to parent her two children and was preparing to relaunch in the same industry.  She was excited about a job posting for an ideal position at a major media...

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...

Package Yourself

“Welcome everyone! We are going to start now and I can’t wait for us to experience this incredible day!  This day is about learning the best return to work strategies, having conversations with employers who understand the value that we,...

Package Yourself, General, Validate Past Skills & Experience

At our iRelaunch Return-to-Work Conference "iRelaunch Coaches Advise on the Relaunch Process" breakout session, we had many questions we could not get to. We decided to answer one a month in our newsletter!

Q: Three questions related to...


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