Package Yourself

Everything from resume building to negotiating the job offer - tips and strategies for success.

By the title of this post alone, you might guess that my original professional frame of reference may be a few decades old. And you’d be right. Add to that a number of career breaks over the years, and you’ll understand how this familiar song (...

Imagine wanting to relaunch or continue your career but your spouse’s work requires moving every two to three years, often to remote or rural places without many opportunities. Imagine that your spouse must leave the country for several months at...

Now, we all know that feeling of opening our closets and staring blankly into the fashion abyss that has been lovingly cobbled together over years and maybe decades (those super soft jeans, your selection of athleisure separates that if we'...

The first time I attended an iRelaunch Return to Work Conference was in 2011. I had just been hired by iRelaunch Chair and Co-founder, Carol Fishman Cohen, and believe it or not, I was just as nervous as any relauncher attending. At that time, I...

No matter how it’s worded or where you hear it, if you’re relaunching, you’ll be asked by someone to tell about yourself.  It may be at a barbecue, an informational interview, a college reunion, a screening interview or a conference....

If self-promotion while networking doesn't come naturally for you (and let's face it, networking can be hard enough without the added pressure of touting your skills to the degree you've earned them) then we have a suggestion you'll love. In this...

Ever wonder what goes into planning the perfect agenda for the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference? Take a look behind the curtain, and you’ll see how we build a program that corresponds directly to your needs as a relauncher. 

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Q: Where did you grow up and attend school?
A: I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, grew up in Glastonbury, CT, and received my Bachelors of Arts in English at Boston College in 2016.

Q: Can you tell us about your family?
A:...

In the last ten years, the dialogue about the value of the relauncher talent pool has shed a bright light on the fact that many talented, competent people take career breaks at various points in their working lives.  This conversation has...

I’m not sure I fully realized how difficult it is to write about yourself until I polished off an entire bag of licorice allsorts just trying to get this first sentence out. For those of you unfamiliar with licorice allsorts, they are their own...

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