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Caitlin
 Gagnon


13 year
 break
Pre:
Consultant
,
Deloitte Consulting

Post:
Senior Associate
,
Michael E. Marion & Associates

Strategy:
Career Reentry Program

“After getting my MBA, I worked for Deloitte Consulting in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. A few years in, I started a family and realized that the management consulting lifestyle was no longer a good fit for me. I scaled back to part-time and eventually stayed at home full-time with my children. After a while, I thought about going back to work, but didn’t know where to start. I hoped a job would just fall in my lap—one that was interesting, professional, challenging, and flexible. It seemed like a pipe dream, but I kept hoping.

It wasn’t until I got an email from iRelaunch that I decided to take action. Carol encouraged me to register for the October 2010 Return to Work Conference in New York. I didn’t know what to expect, but was excited to be taking a step forward. In preparation, I put together a new resume. The exercise got me focused on my skills and accomplishments and helped me realize that perhaps I did have something to offer. The Conference was outstanding. I had expected 25% useful information and 75% fluff, but it was 100% great information and time very well-spent. It gave me confidence in my abilities and background, and also in my conversations with people about going back to work

Soon after, I ran into a high-school classmate whom I hadn’t seen since graduation some 26 years before. Feeling confident, I was excited to tell him that I was beginning a job search. It turns out, he was running an executive search firm that specialized in the healthcare and pharma/biotech industries—a perfect match for my consulting background. The conversation evolved into a job offer with his company. I couldn’t have asked for a better professional situation: the work is dynamic and interesting, the people are fantastic, and I have the flexibility to be with my family as needed."

Professional Background:
Consultant
Human Resources

Industry:
Consulting

Pre-Break Employer:
Deloitte Consulting

Relaunch Connection:
iRelaunch Conference Attendee

Key Job Search Strategy:
Career Reentry Program

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