Plan for the New Job

Relaunch with confidence - the work-life balance.

General, Validate Past Skills & Experience, Compensation, General, General, General, Timing

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...

Career Transitions, Elevator Pitch, General, Interviews, Resume, Plan for the New Job, Work-Life Balance, General, Stay Connected & Network, General, Strategic Volunteering & Non-Profit Boards, Personal Readiness and Workplace Options, General

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 “...

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 make...

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...

Plan for the New Job

“What does this mean for me?”

As your first day back at work approaches, you will probably begin to hear family members’ concerns about the impending changes at home. The time you have spent away from work running a household and/or...

Plan for the New Job, Compensation

Reentering the work world has you dusting off many talents you have not used in awhile. Happily, negotiating is not one of them. Everyone negotiates. You just might not call it that. Times that most of us can relate to negotiating are family...

The "trading compensation for control" solution some women choose when returning to work after a career break can be a realistic strategy for a first foray back into the workforce. This option for women returning from career breaks is to take...

Plan for the New Job, Work-Life Balance

During my 12-year professional break, I learned many things about roasting a chicken and many techniques for speed laundry sorting. I even spent some time optimizing routes between the elementary school, ballet class, the market and the little...

Plan for the New Job, Caregivers & Other Supports, Work-Life Balance

Ten years ago when Vivian Steir Rabin and I were doing the research for our career reentry strategy book Back on the Career Track (Hachette, 2007, Amazon 2011),  we conducted over one hundred in-depth interviews to understand every detail...

Plan for the New Job, Caregivers & Other Supports

We just received this great question on our LinkedIn group from relauncher Vicki Harrison, who is about to return to a full-time role at Stanford University School of Medicine after five years at home. She is also the founder of The Flex Frontier...


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A 5-Phase online workbook and support program to help you go from relaunch readiness assessment to negotiating your benefits package. Your self-paced tool for returning to work. 

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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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“Of course, there have been major adjustments at home. I'm investing in household help. We have relationships with a couple of nannies available on short notice. I also subscribed to a ready-to-cook weekly food service.”

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"The Bible of Career Reentry"

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