Top Strategies for Returning to Work After a Hiatus

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jul 27, 2014 Comments Off on Top Strategies for Returning to Work After a Hiatus

Online Webinar
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 12 – 1pm


• Are you contemplating returning to work after a career break but don't know where to begin?
•  Do you feel professionally outdated and at a loss for how to reconnect with a years-old network?
• Are you struggling with how to build your confidence so you can interact with people in your field from a position of strength?
• Are you curious about what worked for professionals like you who have transitioned back to work successfully?

Join Carol Fishman Cohen, along with Susan Blakely (L'79) and Rosie O'Neil (F'83), as they address these questions and share lessons learned in their own relaunch journeys in this webinar on reentry strategy.

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Carol Fishman Cohen is co-founder of iRelaunch and co-author of "Back on the Career Track."  She have first-hand experience returning to work after years away and has engaged with hundreds of hiring managers to understand their biases and the risk they associate with hiring people who are returning from a career break.  For the full story, visit

Susan Smith Blakely has over 25 years of experience in law firms and in public service, including as a partner in law practice, and she has personal experience with the work-life challenges of being an attorney, married to an attorney and raising two children.  In her career, she has relaunched back into her professional career after an 8-year hiatus, and she also has transitioned from law practice to her current work as author, speaker and career coach.

Rosie O'Neil is the Associate Director of the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy in the School of Foreign Service at GU.  She started in international banking & finance, but professional demands were at odds with personal and family priorities prompting her to initiate a transition that resulted in a 7 year gap. That provided an opportunity to develop her interest in education, leadership development and public service, which set the stage for a relaunch.….


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