3,2,1 iRelaunch

iRelaunch

iRelaunch is all about getting professionals back to work after a career break - most often childcare, but also eldercare, pursuing a personal interest, a personal health issue, extended travel, or other reasons. We also think about how other non-traditional professionals – expats repatriating, retirees “unretiring, military spouses and veterans

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Ellie St. John is a Human Resources professional who relaunched her career after a nearly 18 year career break. Ellie wrote to us a few months ago about how much Back on the Career Track, the “Bible of career reentry” co-authored by Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin, was helpful to her: “Three years ago, I was finally in a place in which I could focus once again on my career, and I picked up your book. Since I read it, I have: · Relaunched my corporate career · Received a promotion · Moved to a higher paying position at a different company · Earned three professional certifications (aPHR, CSM and SHRM-CP) · Started a Master’s degree and will graduate in December with my MHRM” We were thrilled to hear from Ellie and knew we couldn’t wait to get her details on how she accomplished all that has been part of her relaunch. We also discuss the definition of “success,” our feelings about lost career progress during the career break compared to working peers, and what it means to be a “relaunch success story.”

Sep 17

39 min

This episode is the first in our mini-series on relaunch success after extra-long career breaks. Mimi Kahn, a bilingual, licensed social worker, relaunched at the Families Forward social services organization in Orange County, CA after a 25 year career break – one of the longest we have on record! Mimi, a mother of four, tells us how she almost didn’t finish getting her social work license before her career break, how she kept it up during her many years out of the field, and the person who had the biggest impact on her decision to relaunch. We do a little of the interview in Spanish too! (plus we translate)

Sep 10

38 min

Combining the "Best Piece of Advice" from 11 episodes of "3, 2, 1, iRelaunch," you'll hear from guests including our very own Shannon Amspacher whose podcast was on what the next generation of career breaks look like, Kerry Schrader on her Mixtroz entrepreneurial venture after a 25 year career in HR, Mike Montague on sales training, Chris Donovan on his journey from telephone repairman to luxury shoe designer, Laura Persky on the career switch into academia, Leah Vickers Marincovich on relaunching in media sales, Stewart Friedman on parenting and relaunching, Lisa Damour on managing families at home during Covid, Judaline Cassidy on relaunching in the trades, Wendy Durica on relaunching in software development, and Mary Beth Barrett-Newman on job searching during Covid. Be sure to listen to the full podcast content from each of these special guests in previous episodes.

Sep 3

29 min

Following her graduation from law school in 1977, Susan Samuelson went immediately into big firm law where she was progressing well. After having two children however, the relentless schedule of corporate law transactions combined with the demands of family life forced a reckoning for this high achiever. She left the firm, having no idea what was to come next. Hear how a chance encounter nearly 40 years ago sparked a years-long journey into the teaching side of academia – first by teaching courses as an adjunct instructor and later becoming a top-rated, tenured professor at Boston University. Also learn how Professor Samuelson grew the BU business law department by hiring more relaunching lawyers to join her.

Aug 27

33 min

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 topic, but she is also a relauncher. Cynthia talks about HireVue’s new video rehearsal practice tool, and the range of ways employers are using video interviews in their recruiting efforts. Video interviewing has exploded in recent years and is becoming the cornerstone of recruiting processes, especially in the age of Covid. Learn more about video interviews before you have one yourself, from someone who truly understands the relauncher perspective.

Aug 20

35 min

Sarah Mills is Senior Director of Events for iRelaunch, which means she manages all iRelaunch conferences and events. She is a relauncher who took an 8 year career break but has now been back in the workforce for 10 years. Sarah had to embrace uncertainty and fearlessness when iRelaunch pivoted hard and changed its three in-person 2020 iRelaunch Return to Work Conferences to two virtual conferences. On relatively short notice, Sarah had to evaluate and recommend the best virtual conference platform, and then dive in and learn the technical platform for the virtual event well enough to train our employer representatives on how to set up on it. Sarah would not describe herself as a “techy” person, yet she embraced the need to change and figured it out. We discuss what it takes to be flexible and fearless at a time when we had to flex and pivot in our corporate conference and events business due to Covid, and Sarah’s key role in that effort. Note: Our 2020 virtual Return to Work Conferences will be held October 1-2 and November 19-20. For more information and to register, go to iRelaunch.com and click on "Conferences" or go to subscribe.irelaunch.com/conference-oct-nov.

Aug 13

36 min

Finance and sustainable investment professional Liz Thorne relaunched her finance career via an executive fellowship in Massachusetts Governor Patrick’s administration, with a role that continued and expanded in Governor Baker’s administration. Her work in the state’s top finance agency led to her current role in the private sector focusing on clean energy and sustainable investing. Hear Liz recount the story about contacting her old boss from 14 years before for a reference for the fellowship, whom she wasn't sure would remember her (partial spoiler: “Reading what he wrote reminded me who I had been professionally”). She also shares advice on how to get into the sustainable investing field and how her experiences as a foster parent and the strategic volunteering she took on in the final years of her career break played a role in the redirection of her finance career.

Aug 6

32 min

Salli Cobb is now a Product Manager for a major HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) manufacturer. A mechanical engineer, Salli left her plant engineer role at a coal and natural-gas fired power plant to move with her family when her husband got an overseas assignment. After an eight year career break and a lot of job searching, she initially relaunched in an engineering role in a brand new field for her - HVAC. After 4.5 years, she remained in the HVAC industry and switched to the role she has today. Salli talks with Carol about specific steps she took to relaunch successfully, and the importance of perseverance in getting both her first relaunch job and her second, to which she applied THREE TIMES. Listen to find out how she met the person who was key to connecting her with her first relaunch opportunity - someone she barely knew - and how she ended up in her current role without ever actually applying for it.

Jul 30

36 min

Letitia Shen is a Hazardous Substances Engineer at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, a role she got after a career break of over 20 years. She has been an active member of our largest private Facebook group, the iRelaunch Return to Work Forum. Letitia tells us how to navigate a state employment process, and the wide range of opportunities within state environmental agencies – including related to cannabis production, food safety, enforcement, schools, and others in addition to hazardous waste. She also discusses the resilience involved in engaging in more than 30 interviews, how she met the person who was most helpful to her job search (spoiler – it had to do with a church event), and how she was rejected for the job she has now.

Jul 23

34 min

Dr. Winsey Stevenson talks with Carol about her initial relaunch as an on-site physician advisor following an extended career break after leaving her clinical general surgery practice, and her subsequent move to medical director at an insurance company. Kim will talk about what it was like to re-take and pass her medical boards, how she made the decision to return to non-clinical medicine and why non-clinical medicine is such a good option for physician relaunchers, especially after long career breaks. We will also find out exactly what she does in her medical director role.

Jul 16

35 min

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 Speaker and Inclusion Consultant as well as a LinkedIn Learning Instructor. Her book “Pushback” addresses how self-advocacy is critical for professional success. Selena hosts a weekly show on LinkedIn Live, an invite-only platform, all about ways to elevate women at work. Tune in for a dynamic conversation.

Jul 9

35 min

Combining the "Best Piece of Advice" from 13 episodes of "3, 2, 1, iRelaunch," you'll hear from guests including Randi Childs who returned as a creative; seasoned recruiter Donnie Watson on relaunching; Corporate Council for TheRealReal, Liz Logie; Theresa Harris who relaunched in the arts; Chris Rudnicki on maintaining mental health during your relaunch, and many more. Be sure to listen to the full podcast content from each of these special guests in previous episodes.

Jul 2

36 min

Lisa Fain is the CEO at the Center for Mentoring Excellence. She speaks with Carol all about mentoring and the role mentoring and being mentored can have in a relaunch, and once back to work. They discuss the “growth mindset” and the idea of “becoming” vs the “fixed mindset," why you don’t have to “have all the answers” to be an effective mentor, and how the best mentoring relationships are enabling instead of dependent. Fun fact: Lisa Fain’s mother, Lois Zachary, the founder of the Center for Mentoring Excellence is a relauncher! When Lisa was in middle school, her mother went back to school for a PhD and founded the Center subsequently. Center for Mentoring Excellence

Jun 25

34 min

Kendell Brown, Founder of Ascension Careers, first transitioned her career from finance to brand management after she got her MBA. Later, after her career break, she transitioned her career again when she took a role in career services at a major university. Finally, she used all of her accumulated skills to develop a career and executive coaching business alongside her university work, and then on her own. Listen as Kendell tells us how she convinced the university that she would be an excellent candidate for a role for which she had no prior experience. As the resume expert for the iRelaunch coaching team, she explains why she recommends being “accurate but not proportionate” when recounting work history on a resume. At the close of the conversation and as we witness the rise of the pivotal Black Lives Matter movement, Kendell comments on her relaunch experience as a Black woman and mother.

Jun 19

37 min

Dorothy DeWitt, Director of the Division of Market Oversight at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, grew up on a Texas farm and later graduated from University of Texas at Austin and Harvard Law School. She successfully relaunched her career in 2014 in a much more junior role than the one she left before her career break, and after a job search that was prolonged by the 2008 recession. Dorothy’s career soared after her relaunch. She candidly discusses what led to her current senior role and dispenses excellent advice for all relaunchers along the way.

Jun 11

43 min

Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO of Hint, talks to Carol about how she left a powerful career to be home with her kids, and got the idea for Hint when looking for a healthy, good-tasting alternative to diet drinks. They discuss Kara’s early career at Time magazine, CNN and AOL, being an entrepreneur within a company versus on your own, risk profiles and naysayers. Kara has been named to Forbes “40 Women to Watch Over 40” and Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs.” Kara’s book Undaunted will be released in October 2020. Read more about Kara here: 7 Questions with Kara Goldin

May 28

47 min

EP 140: Best Advice for Relaunchers Special Memorial Day Compilation Episode by iRelaunch

May 21

30 min

Cynthia Stewart, Director of System Engineering at Science and Engineering Services, LLC, talks with Carol about her engineering start at NASA, her 17-year career break raising her four children, and how her attendance at a job fair led her back into the engineering world with no up-skilling. Cynthia shares how a temporary job as the Children’s Director at her church gave her the communications skills to re-enter the workforce. She discusses how she relaunched as a Systems Engineer, a different type of engineering than what she did before her career break, and how it was the perfect fit for her when she relaunched. More on Cynthia’s career path and relaunch can be found in this article written last year.

May 14

29 min

Ginny Brzezinski is a former Capitol Hill press secretary, writer, speaker, iRelaunch Advisory Board member and co-author, with her sister-in-law, Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski, of the recently released Comeback Careers. Ginny talks with Carol about her own career break, relaunching in real estate which gave her some flexibility while raising her children, and now co-authoring Comeback Careers. Ginny explains the value of relaunching later in life and how the resilience and maturity you bring to the table makes you “stronger, wiser, better.”

May 7

39 min

Carol speaks with Liz O’Donnell, Founder of Working Daughter, a community of women (and men) balancing their careers and caregiving of an elderly parent or loved one. Liz has firsthand experience holding down a busy career, raising a family and then taking on a caregiving role out of the blue with both of her parents. Liz and Carol discuss the importance of “showing up” at work now, in order to gain trust and equity with your co-workers for the future when you may need some flexibility; the tough conversations that every family should have before there is a health crisis; and if you are on career break and then your circumstances change, how to position your caregiving time to your advantage.

Apr 30

35 min

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 during COVID-19. Mary Beth gives advice on using this time to update your resume and LinkedIn profile, take a new headshot and practice video interviewing with a friend, former colleague or the alumni career services office of your alma mater. She also discusses the importance of setting realistic goals during this time, putting yourself on a schedule, and sharing that weekly schedule with your family. Find out what Mary Beth means by making yourself "camera-ready” and hear her comments on staying resilient during this uncertain and unprecedented time.

Apr 24

38 min

Wendy Durica relaunched as a senior software developer at global advertising agency Kantar. Wendy has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and later, while she was relaunching, got her Master’s degree in Computer Science at night. After an extended career break, Wendy took a lower level technical support role at a bank and moved up over an eight year period to the senior role she has now. A self-described “shy person,” Wendy discusses how her confidence grew, how she was able to overcome her shyness as she advanced professionally, and the important role getting her Master’s Degree

Apr 16

34 min

EP 134: “Relaunching in the Trades” with Judaline Cassidy (a great listen for all relaunchers!) by iRelaunch

Apr 10

39 min

Carol is honored to welcome Dr. Lisa Damour as our guest in part 3 of our series on the COVID-19 pandemic. Lisa Damour, Ph.D. is a psychologist, author, teacher, speaker, and consultant. Dr. Damour writes the monthly Adolescence column for the New York Times and is a regular contributor at CBS News. She serves as a Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University and as the Executive Director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls. Dr. Damour is the author of two New York Times best selling books: Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. She also maintains a private psychotherapy practice. As we head further into uncertain times, with a growing number of us in our homes with children of all ages, including adult children as they are sent home from closed colleges, shuttered abroad programs and rescinded job offers, we are in completely new territory. And for those of us in the middle of a relauncher job search, things are even more complicated given the economic forecasts we are facing. We turn to Dr. Lisa Damour for her guidance and wisdom. More information about Dr. Damour's work can be found at drlisadamour.com

Apr 2

39 min

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; how to best use your time while at home; tips on video interviewing and other elements of the remote job search and more.

Mar 27

31 min

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. They discuss the importance of relaunch buddies and circles, why you should and how to create a bio, remote opportunities for updating skills and experiences, and maintaining your mental health at this vulnerable time for so many. For more detailed advice on this topic, read our blog post.

Mar 20

25 min

Organizational psychologist, Professor of Management Practice, Emeritus, at the Wharton School, co-author of the new book, Parents Who Lead, and author of the best seller Total Leadership Stewart D. Friedman talks about the importance of bringing your whole self to both your work environment and home life. Professor Friedman discusses leadership at home when engaging with your children to find out what they need, getting them to open up, and what is important to them about your job, especially in the context of relaunching in which the parents' working status is changing. Click on ParentsWhoLead.net for more information about the new release Parents Who Lead.

Mar 12

41 min

In this lively episode Carol talks with Leah Vickers Marincovich. A relauncher with an extensive career in media sales, most recently in the aviation industry, Leah explains media sales and how it has changed through the years. From monthly newsletters, mainly in print format, to the booming industry of webinars, social media and digital content, Leah discusses the fearlessness it takes to embrace new technology, the challenge and motivation of working on commission, and the need to engage with your boss, your competitors and your customers.

Mar 6

36 min

In this compelling episode of "3, 2, 1, iRelaunch" Carol talks with Catherine Duffy, Country Manager at AIG Insurance in Bermuda. Cathy and Carol discuss navigating the global world of insurance with Fortune 500 and 100 companies both in the insurance and re-insurance markets. Cathy shares her experience entering and rising to the top of a mostly male field, and the difficulties she faced (and conquered) upon relaunching.

Feb 28

58 min

Today Carol welcomes Dr. Laura Persky, an Associate Dean at Manhattanville College School of Professional Studies. Laura built her career in corporate advertising, marketing and brand management before taking a 10-year career break. Laura and Carol discuss her relaunch back into a senior marketing role followed by her pivot into academia, first as an adjunct professor and ultimately to where she is today. Laura walks us through her career journey, including how she got her Ed.D along the way. For more information on Manhattanville College School of Professional Studies programs and workshops please visit mville.edu

Feb 21

37 min

A 2016 ManpowerGroup study found that 84% of Millennials are considering a future career break, meaning Millennials are anticipating career breaks in greater numbers than we've ever seen before. In this episode, Carol talks with our very own Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Shannon Amspacher. Shannon discusses the word “pre-launcher,” which she coined, and her perspective as a Millennial on taking intentional and unintentional career breaks. Carol and Shannon also cover the cost of taking a career break, the changing conversations within Millennial households pertaining to “The Second Shift” division of at-home responsibilities, and implications for employers. For more information on Michael Madowitzs' "Calculating the Hidden Cost of Interrupting a Career for Child Care please click here

Feb 14

31 min

Career pivoter and relauncher Chris Donovan shares his remarkable career journey and evolution. Chris worked as a telephone repairman for 25 years, retired at 54, and pursued his dream of creating a designer shoe line. In order to fully realize his dream, he not only went back to school and apprenticeships in shoe design and production, but he had to learn the business side too. Hear how Chris earned his Masters degree in Footwear at Polimoda Fashion Institute in Florence, Italy, and his amazing experience with Tim Gunn of Project Runway. To learn about Chris and see his full shoe line, click here web sitP. Other organizations mentioned in this podcast. Massachusetts Small Business Development Center SCORE

Feb 7

45 min

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 of being a good listener when selling, and how sales training can help relaunchers.

Jan 30

30 min

After 25 years steeped in the HR arena, Kerry Schrader took a step out of the field for a much-needed sabbatical to spend time with her family and reflect on her future. Together with her daughter, Ashlee Ammons she did a total 360 and founded Mixtroz, an entrepreneurial adventure raising over 1 million dollars to “strengthen social networks." Find out more at Mixtroz.com

Jan 24

36 min

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 activities, and much more. Tune in for this refreshing exchange on making the most of new beginnings.

Jan 16

38 min

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 “Build an A-Team,” and how their themes and messages relate to companies and relaunchers. They also delve into the importance of “how you tell your story.” Finally Whitney talks about her podcast conversation with the beloved Brene Brown and recommends particular “Disrupt Yourself” podcast episodes for our relauncher audience. References in this conversation include: https://whitneyjohnson.com/meet-whitney/ https://whitneyjohnson.com/disrupt-yourself-podcast/ - Episodes 130, 120, 111, 100, and 22 https://hbr.org/2016/04/what-its-like-when-a-stay-at-home-dad-goes-back-to-work https://hbr.org/search?term=whitney%20johnson&loaded=1 https://whitneyjohnson.com/build-an-a-team/ https://whitneyjohnson.com/disrupt-yourself-book/ https://whitneyjohnson.com/category/dare-dream-do/

Jan 9

38 min

iRelaunch Chief Marketing Officer, Nikki Steingold, has been through two relaunches during her more than 40 year career in communications. During that time, she has not only adapted to new marketing media, but has been the catalyst for new communications platforms at iRelaunch, including the Return to Work Roadmap and this podcast series. With a solid foundation and background in her field, and a fearlessness for identifying and learning new software and communications vehicles, Nikki represents a combination of confidence and curiosity that is a proven formula for any successful relaunch.

Dec 2019

30 min

We have once again put together a “Valuable Advice for Relaunchers” special episode from 12 previous episodes of 3, 2, 1, iRelaunch. You’ll hear top advice from jobs expert Mac Prichard, one of the first returnship participants Kathy Preble Bayert, supply chain relauncher Lisa Fenton, women’s career path expert Michelle Friedman, networking expert Kelly Hoey and many more. We hope you enjoy this special compilation edition podcast.

Dec 2019

32 min

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 to highlight those accomplishments without having it feel like bragging.

Dec 2019

20 min

Today’s episode of “3, 2, 1, iRelaunch” is a rebroadcast from an interview Carol did earlier this year with Joseph B. Fuller, Professor of Management Practice and Co-Director of the Project on Managing the Future of Work at Harvard Business School. In this episode (also entitled “Managing the Future of Work”) Carol shares her relaunch story as well as her insights and experience on returning to work after a career break, the challenges faced by relaunchers, and the talents and expertise the career returner brings to the workplace. You can listen to the HBS Managing the Future of Work podcast on their website, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts!

Dec 2019

29 min

Author, Speaker, Educator and Coach Steven Campbell joins Carol to discuss the power of the brain and how destructive negative self-talk can be, especially during a prolonged job search. Steven points out “your brain believes everything that you tell it” and having a more positive discussion with your brain can change your life. He will also discuss how his personal experience changing a negative narrative into a positive one led to the work he’s doing today. For more information on Steven’s work and courses, click here

Nov 2019

32 min

As relaunchers, we focus almost myopically on the critical first role post-relaunch. While that is of course crucial, it is also important to consider longer term issues as well. In this episode, iRelaunch Guest Host and Special Advisor Cheryl McGee Wallace speaks with Dr. Sylvia Ann Hewlett, founder and president of the Center for Talent Innovation, about her research on executive presence, the crucial distinction between mentorship and sponsorship, and the importance of building relationships throughout one’s career.

Nov 2019

57 min

Seasoned editor and journalist Grace Bennett joins Carol to discuss her career path and time off to raise her family. Despite having reached the top of her field prior to her career break, Grace had the “nobody wanted her” experience so many of us do when looking to relaunch after our career breaks. Grace is Founder and currently Publisher/Editor in Chief at Inside Press Inc. a community/regional group of magazines focused on northern Westchester, NY

Nov 2019

40 min

Theresa Harris is the director of the Edgewater Galleries, two Middlebury, VT galleries and one in Boston, MA. She began her career as a designer of custom rugs for Stark Carpet, then went into freelance design work, and following an eight year career break, relaunched as a teacher and mentor to an artist with a disability. When she and her husband downsized and moved to Vermont as empty-nesters, Theresa literally walked into one of the Edgewater Galleries to talk about her interest in working there. With her background as an artist, plus her superb organizational skills and excellent eye for where interior design and art converge, she was hired and ultimately promoted to the role she has today. Hear the inside story of how Theresa relaunched her career in the arts in this engaging conversation. For more information on the Edgewater Galleries go to https://edgewatergallery.co

Oct 2019

36 min

Today, Carol talks with Liz Logie about her amazing relaunch story. Liz began her legal career as a "big firm law" corporate/banking attorney in New York City, and then took a 10 year career break. She relaunched as an entrepreneur in the fashion business for 15 years, ultimately joining online luxury consignment site The RealReal in the early days of the company in a sales role. Liz returned to legal practice through the OnRamp Fellowship in Sidley Austin, LLP's NYC office in the corporate/M&A group following her participation in Pace Law School’s New Directions Program. In late 2018, Liz moved across the country to re-join TheRealReal as Corporate Counsel. The RealReal went public in July 2019 and has a valuation of almost $2B

Oct 2019

41 min

EP 111: “The Benefits of Coaching” with Sara Dickison Taylor by iRelaunch

Oct 2019

33 min

We contacted Chris after reading his powerful and compelling article in Medium about his father’s depression during a prolonged period of unemployment, and the risks of ignoring mental health issues during the job search. We see signs of depression and anxiety in our own community of relaunchers; when people post in our private Facebook groups, when they write to us, and when we meet them face to face at our conferences and events. Carol explores this critically important topic in her conversation with Chris, who co-founded Project Tugboat, “which empowers professionals to overcome the social and emotional challenges of unemployment.”

Oct 2019

35 min

In this special 3, 2, 1, iRelaunch series on the nuts and bolts of the recruiting process, we speak with recruiters from firms with and without back-to-work programs to provide you with the broadest perspective possible. iRelaunch Special Advisor and Guest Podcast Host Cheryl McGee Wallace talks with Donnie Watson, Talent Acquisition Manager at ZoomInfo/DiscoveryOrg. Donnie stresses the need for relaunchers to be pro-active and appropriately assertive in their dealings with recruiters. In part 2, we discuss relauncher questions on negotiations and post-interview silence.

Oct 2019

28 min

In this special 3, 2, 1, iRelaunch series on the nuts and bolts of the recruiting process, we speak with recruiters from firms with and without back-to-work programs to provide you with the broadest perspective possible. iRelaunch Special Advisor and Guest Podcast Host Cheryl McGee Wallace talks with Donnie Watson, Talent Acquisition Manager at ZoomInfo/DiscoveryOrg. Donnie stresses the need for relaunchers to be pro-active and appropriately assertive in their dealings with recruiters. In part 1, we discuss how to address your break, determining level and fit, and position descriptions.

Sep 2019

33 min

A well-crafted resume is an applicant's calling card. Whether applying for a job or seeking an informational interview, it's a critical first impression, often judged at a glance. In this special edition of 3, 2, 1 iRelaunch, we talk to career coach Kendell Brown of Ascension Careers about resumes, including drafting accomplishments vs. responsibilities, reflecting keywords, addressing career gaps and leveraging social media. For more information on the work that Kendell does please visit https://www.ascension-careers.com

Sep 2019

43 min

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