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3, 2, 1 iRelaunch Podcast

Normalizing career breaks™

...for relaunchers everywhere

Featured as one of the "Top Career Podcasts" since its inception in 2017, 3, 2, 1 iRelaunch is our podcast focused on getting you Back on the Career Track and making your return to work smooth and successful. We feature strategies, advice and success stories about returning to work after a career break.

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Episode 161: How a Middle East Studies Major Transitioned to a Software Engineer - with Becca Rosenthal

If you have wondered about how people with non-technical backgrounds can survive coding bootcamps and then thrive in a technical role, this podcast is for you. Becca Rosenthal is not a relauncher and she graduated from college in 2015, so she is much younger and much earlier in her career…

Episode 159: How to Talk About a Career Break, with Carol Fishman Cohen [Find Your Dream Job rebroadcast]

This episode is a rebroadcast from a podcast interview Carol did in 2017 with Mac Prichard, the Founder and Publisher of Mac’s List, where he writes regularly about job hunting, leads classes on job search skills, and hosts the "Find Your Dream Job" podcast. Mac also owns and operates Prichard…

Episode 152: Taking the Mystery Out of Recruiting Video Introductions & Interviews – with Cynthia Siemens

Are you wondering about those video introductions and interviews that are becoming a more regular part of the recruiting process? Cynthia Siemens, Communications Director for HireVue, a leader in video interviewing and AI-driven video and game-based assessments breaks it down for us. Not only is Cynthia an expert on this…

Episode 146: How to Brag about Yourself Without Sounding Obnoxious and Other Advice with Selena Rezvani

When Carol asks for Selena Rezvani’s best advice on how to “be a fierce self-advocate” as Selena says, and how to reach out to people to help in a job search without coming across as opportunistic, Selena explains this is all about demonstrating executive presence! Selena is a popular Leadership…

Episode 136: Job Searching During the COVID-19 Pandemic with Mary Beth Barrett-Newman

In this episode, Carol speaks with Mary Beth Barrett-Newman, Founder and President of 2nd Career Consulting, a moderator on the iRelaunch Return to Work Forum private Facebook group, frequent iRelaunch Return to Work Conference speaker, and a member of the iRelaunch coaching team, about the challenges of returning to work…

Episode 132: Building and Maintaining Resilience When Job Searching in a Downturn with Matthew Temple

In part 2 of our series on the COVID-19 pandemic, Carol welcomes back Matthew Temple, Senior Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development at the Kellogg School of Management and an iRelaunch Advisory Board member. Carol and Matthew talk about building and maintaining resilience when job searching in a downturn;…

Episode 131: Advice for Relaunchers During the Coronavirus Crisis with Carol Fishman Cohen and Jennifer Howland

Carol and our new Managing Director, Jennifer Howland, former executive, manager and engineer at IBM who built the IBM Tech Reentry Program from scratch into a global program, discuss ways relaunchers can stay involved in their relaunch even in these uncertain times.

Episode 124: Sales training: benefits for relaunchers whether or not you’re relaunching directly in sales with Mike Montague

Global Head of Content at sales training experts Sandler Training, Host of Sandler Training’s “How to Succeed“ podcast, and co-author of “LinkedIn The Sandler Way,” Mike Montague joins Carol for a lively discussion about effective sales techniques and relaunching in sales. They cover the art of consultative sales, the importance…

Episode 122: New Year, New Decade, New You with Kristy Wallace

Today’s episode features Carol’s conversation with Kristy Wallace, CEO of Ellevate Network, Host of the Ellevate podcast series, speaker, advisor, and diversity advocate. Kristy shares her best advice on goal setting in the new year, surrounding yourself with a supportive community, the importance of seeing networking opportunities in your everyday…

Episode 121: “Dare Dream Do” and “Disrupt Yourself” For Relaunchers With Whitney Johnson

Carol talks with Whitney Johnson, CEO of WLJ Advisors, Author, Keynote Speaker, Lecturer, iRelaunch Advisory Board member and longtime friend of Carol’s about Whitney’s books “Dare Dream Do,” “Disrupt Yourself” and her latest, bestseller “Building an ‘A’ team,” and how their themes and messages relate to companies and…

Episode 118: How to Highlight Accomplishments Without it Feeling Like Bragging with Carla Bass

In this episode of 3, 2, 1, iRelaunch Carol talks with Carla Bass, Colonel in the United States AirForce (Ret) and author of “Write to Influence”. In a mock interview and a discussion about performance reviews that require the relauncher to write about accomplishments on the job, Carla advises how…