Mary Beth Barrett-Newman is a member of the iRelaunch Coaching Team and President of 2nd Career Consulting.

Silence the Doubter and Regain Your Confidence

Is a lack of confidence getting in the way of a successful relaunch?  If so, you’re not alone!  Whether it’s been 10 years, 10 months or 10 weeks since you were last in the workforce, the majority of people experience some type of self-doubt and lack of confidence during a job search. Here are some things you can do to regain that confidence and have a more positive relaunch.

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The Key Components to Successful Informational Interviews

It’s interesting how many people don’t incorporate the use of informational interviews into their relaunch and job search process. Setting up informational interviews is truly one of the best ways to let people know you’re looking for new opportunities while also gathering great insights, information and creating connections in organizations or industries you find interesting.

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Getting Clarity on Your Career Path

There may be many times in our career when we feel “stuck." Deciding to return to the workforce, or “relaunch,” may be one of these times. While the relaunch decision itself may have seemed daunting, figuring out the type of position and industry that you’re not only qualified for, but also interested in, can be just as difficult.

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Putting Structure Around Your Relaunch

So, you’ve decided this is the year. You’re going to stop “thinking” about returning to the workforce and actually “do” it. Now what?  Starting your relaunch using a structured approach and incorporating some tools to keep organized and focused can make a world of difference.  

Having a Focus: What type of position are you looking for?

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Build Your Skills and Network with Strategic Volunteering

Returning to the workforce can be overwhelming, especially when you may feel insecure about your abilities.  Are there some “rusty” skills you need to refresh? New skills you need or want to learn? An industry or position you want more information on? Incorporating Strategic Volunteering into your relaunch plan is a way to accomplish all that and more! So; what is Strategic Volunteering and how do you do it?

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5 Summer To Do's for Your Fall Relaunch



Having worked with many Relaunchers, I frequently hear the comment “I’ll start my job search after the summer.”  While it is certainly understandable to want to spend time enjoying summer activities, here are 5 things you can do to jumpstart a Fall Relaunch without ruining your summer fun. 


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