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Ken Mattsson attended our recent Boston iRelaunch Return to Work Conference at Bentley University. Ken is a Career & Professional Development Consultant with Resonare Consulting and has over 20 years experience working with ...

“I’ve been out of the workforce for several years,” a reader e-mailed me. "Should I address the gap on my resume in a cover letter? What about salary requirements? And what do I do about the fact that all my references are from 10+ years ago,...

At this time of year, a little over seven years ago, I had just returned from a two-day seminar at my alma mater for women who were in transition—either leaving the workforce, attempting to reenter or seeking to downshift into a job with less...

After 11 years out of the full-time workforce, I had the opportunity to interview for a great job at an investment firm. Part of the interview process was to answer “case interview” questions, each asked by a different interviewer. In case...

What do you do if you have to reposition yourself professionally, either because you realize you hate the kind of work you've been doing or because your field or function has been walloped by technology or market forces?

First of all, don't...

In past blogs I’ve written about resumes, cover letters and references for women returning to the workforce. But if you’re considering going back to work, you’ve probably got a host of other questions. Here are some of the most common:

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At the same time financial markets were collapsing worldwide, the movie "The Women" was released, starring Annette Bening and Meg Ryan, two actresses who took multi-year career breaks and then returned to the screen. They are not alone. Michelle...

Do you have to live through a problem in order to understand how to avoid it or solve it the next time or, if you’re smart enough, can you figure out how to handle difficult situations without actually experiencing a similar situation at some...

My co-author and iRelaunch Co-Founder Carol was recently doing a prototypical parent thing—taking one of her kids, a senior in high school, for a quickie trip to visit one last possible college—when she picked up a copy of Philadelphia magazine...

In Friday’s Wall Street Journal former HP Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina wrote “Never have common sense, good judgment and ethics mattered more.” I completely agree with her. In a week that revealed Illinois Governor Blagojevich’s...

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