Summary: 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, fit into the relauncher demographic. iRelaunch works with employers to create, implement and expand career re-entry programs of all kinds, and we produce the largest and longest-running dedicated career re-entry event in the country - the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference. Our fast-growing national community is made up of thousands of relaunchers in all stages of returning to work. iRelaunch Chair and Co-founder Carol Fishman Cohen's TED talk “How to get back to work after a career break” has viewed more than 2.5 million times and translated into 29 languages. Join us for our award-winning podcast featuring advice, strategies and success stories on returning to work after a career break.
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Carol has a lively conversation with social influencer and iOS Developer Kate Rotondo. Kate shares tips and advice as she describes her personal journey from moving out of the country with her family, to coming back to the States but to a totally different geographic location, to the self-taught process she went through to become an iOS Developer. Kate and Carol also discuss the importance of tenacity in the process, and that the relaunch doesn’t end with getting the job. Relaunching is a continuous process of learning and developing
Singapore based Helle Priess, Founder and CEO of Doerscircle, discusses the creation of her fast-growing member based support platform for self-employed people, entrepreneurs, free-lancers and start-upers. Doerscicle provides healthcare and insurance solutions at no cost. This unique model operates primarily in Asia. It has not yet come to the U.S. We are intrigued by this model for U.S. freelancers and get an early glimpse of what it looks like in action in this conversation with Helle. We estimate 30% of our relauncher community is interested in freelancing, entrepreneurial ventures and less than full time contractual work arrangements.
Description: In this episode of 3, 2, 1, iRelaunch Carol talks with Jennifer Bewley, Founder of Uncuffed. Uncuffed provides detailed research on companies, far beyond the company website and social media. She shares details on how relaunchers can get information on companies, both public and private, including sources we bet you have never heard of before!
Lisa Burns, Relauncher and 2018 iRelaunch Return to Work Conference attendee joins Carol to talk about the toughest parts of her relaunch, and how the Conference changed her outlook and job search approach. They discuss persisting when discouraged, the pitfalls of only applying for jobs online and combating age discrimination. Lisa attributes attending the Conference to her newfound confidence level and ability to do the networking necessary to land her new job.
In this episode of 3, 2, 1, iRelaunch!, iRelaunch Chair and Co-Founder Carol Fishman Cohen talks with "Serial Relauncher" Susan Smith Ellis. Smith Ellis' stellar advertising and marketing career includes career breaks along the way. Hear how a forward thinking recruiter back in the mid-1990's changed how Susan viewed herself as a relauncher. Listen to Susan discuss how she made decisions about when to leave the workforce and later relaunch. Susan and Carol also discuss how relaunchers with traditional marketing backgrounds not only can relaunch, but thrive, in today's digital marketing world.
Relaunching can involve career transition. What’s the thought process and re-entry strategy when relaunching and career transition happen at the same time? In this episode of 3, 2, 1, iRelaunch Chair and Co-Founder, Carol Fishman Cohen speaks with high school Spanish Teacher Judy Scinto, who was a hedge fund financial analyst before her career break. Listen as Judy describes her career journey in detail and gives a revealing look at how she did it.
In this episode of 3, 2, 1, iRelaunch, Author, Former Capitol Hill Press Secretary and iRelaunch Advisory Board Member, Ginny Brzezinski, interviews Carol Fishman Cohen about “Disrupternship.” They discuss how mid-career return to work programs have disrupted traditional University internships and how the use of mid-career internships have disrupted the way employers engage with relaunchers.
Has the world become more self-centered and inconsiderate? Do we treat people like we would like to be treated? Certified Business Etiquette Trainer and Founder of “The Etiquette Network” and “Professional Moms," Jacquelyn Flesner discusses business etiquette with Carol Fishman Cohen in this episode of “3, 2, 1, iRelaunch.” From the “Art of Business Dining” to “Politely Resolving Conflict,” from “Appropriate Verbiage of Titles of Respect” to “Cyber Civility and the Effect of Social Networking,” Jacquelyn and Carol discuss how listening to others and respecting their role and opinions can go a long way in the business world as well as your personal life. http://www.theetiquettenetwork.com/ http://www.theetiquettenetwork.com/professional-moms/
Jill Kravetz, CEO at iRelaunch, reviews the five top rated 3, 2, 1, iRelaunch podcasts since our first episode posted on Jun 28, 2016. We’ve produced 74 podcasts so far - all relating to getting back to work after a career break. Our guests have ranged from relaunchers just like you, to economists, magazine editors, start-up founders, career coaches, authors and other experts in the return-to-work field. Please go to SoundCloud, iTunes and Stitcher to listen to all of our information packed podcasts to help relaunch your career.
Networking expert, speaker, and author of “Build Your Dream Network” , Kelly Hoey joins Carol to discuss the meaning of networking and how to bring your networks back to life after a career break. Kelly explains how she went from corporate attorney to a management role, landing in a newly created position after a conversation unexpectedly turned into a job opportunity. Kelly explains how networking should be a researched, focused and specific process, and how to thoughtfully ease back into networks that have gone dormant.
Whether dusting off expertise mastered before a career break, or practicing a newly acquired skill, relaunchers are likely to experience a learning curve once back on the career track. Learn about the four stages of mastering new skills and why there is often a "dip" in the learning process early on. Understanding and expecting these stages to occur can help with keeping a patient mindset as the learning takes place. In this podcast, Carol speaks with executive coach Michelle Friedman, founder of Advancing Women’s Careers and special advisor to iRelaunch, about the four stages of competence, and how relaunchers can pace themselves when faced with a wave of new learning demands and opportunities within a short time frame. https://awcny.com/
When Lisa Fenton attended her first supply chain professional event upon deciding to return to work, she told herself, ‘you are just like them. The only difference is your pass doesn't have a company listed under your name. Now let’s go get a job to add to your pass.” Armed with a new haircut and suit, a gap-analysis of skills, updated references, and a vision of the job she wanted, Lisa’s strategy gives us a rare play-by-play glimpse at a successful relaunch. For example, her strategy of treating interviews like research projects made them less stressful. Lisa’s website propelledbypossibility.com features articles she wrote for a leading supply chain industry publication about her relaunch.
Kathryn Sollmann, author of “Ambition Redefined: Why the Corner Office Doesn't Work for Every Woman and What to Do Instead,” joins Carol to discuss the importance of finding your own definition of ambition and success. Using lessons learned from her own career progression, as well as discussions and anecdotes from her career coaching practice with women nationwide, Kathryn explains how women can make career choices that can not only provide the flexibility they want but can help ensure financial security. https://www.kathrynsollmann.com/
One of the earliest relaunchers to go through a formal career re-entry program (Returnship@SaraLee), Kathy Preble Bayert describes her return to work journey after having children. Hear how Kathy believes her career path choices have shaped who she is as leader and as parent, and about her husband's subsequent decision to take a career break. Don't miss this inspiring example of how families can successfully negotiate their roles and responsibilities.