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

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...

Having worked as both an external and internal corporate recruiter, I’ve been asked to review a lot of friends’ resumes lately. While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, I believe the following guide will help you both improve your current...

If you’ve been out of the workforce raising a family or for other personal reasons, how much should you talk about your career break during an interview? Do you have to talk about it at all? What’s worth touting from your stay-at-home...

@GeekMommy, aka Lucretia Pruitt, has over 12,500 followers on Twitter. She is a COBOL expert, a former computer science professor, and she heads up her own social media strategy consulting firm Social Media Matters. She is one of Walmart’s “...

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A mid-career internship is a wonderful springboard back into the workforce.

“The 40-Year-Old Intern:“ Carol Fishman Cohen’s celebrated Harvard Business Review article about mid-career internships.

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