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Negotiating 101 confidence courage job offer negotiation Feb 21, 2024

When my goddaughter accepted her first job out of college, she was over the moon. A top performer from a top Jesuit university, she had graduated summa cum laude, with two public relations summer...

Tackling Tricky Career Gaps inspiration interviewing job search skills resumes Apr 11, 2022

In this Masterclass in partnership with The Mom Project, we show you how to position yourself for job-search success after an extended caregiving break, unexpected life circumstances (divorce,...

How To Find Your Fit After a Career Break career job search skills Mar 29, 2022


In this masterclass in partnership with The Mom Project, learn our tried-and-true method for figuring out your career path.

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Three Tools to Fill Your Resumé Gap resumes Mar 08, 2022

Writing a resumé is tough. But when you've been on a career break - for 15 years or even just 15 months - "tough" can feel "impossible.”

Never fear! In this masterclass in...

The Alexa Problem career confidence inspiration job search skills susan rietano davey May 05, 2021

Alexa doesn’t live at our house. When we installed our Sonos sound system, we purposefully decided we could handle the ‘inconvenience’ of having to select a playlist on...

Black Lives Matter; Black People Belong. inspiration susan rietano davey Dec 30, 2020

One summer evening in 1973, my parents drove my siblings and me, piled in the way-back of our Bonneville wagon, past a crumbling public housing project downtown. “The only difference between...

Creating A Rhythm for our COVID-19 Days inspiration susan rietano davey work + life balance Apr 08, 2020

After a year of hearing a continuous loop of “you’ll never look back” and “you’ll love it”, I still have a hard time recognizing the...

Maternity Leave: Then and Now career susan rietano davey work + life balance Oct 16, 2019

Do you know those women who plan out their lives and everything goes pretty much according to schedule? Well, I’m not one of them. If you read my blog, you know that I call myself an...

You Are A Special Person confidence inspiration susan rietano davey Jun 05, 2019

At Roaring Brook Elementary School, in my little suburban Connecticut town, a major rite of passage for second graders is Special Persons Day. Each student chooses one special person in their life,...

Stop Talking Small! career inspiration susan rietano davey May 01, 2019

About 18 years ago, two of the major insurers in our part of Connecticut instituted massive layoffs. Many highly-skilled, accomplished mid-level professionals were soon out on the street looking...

Recovering from Mom Guilt career confidence susan rietano davey Apr 24, 2019

I met my friend Anne Marie through her daughter, Nicole, a classmate of my son Jackson’s at Roaring Brook Elementary School. One day I ran into Anne Marie in the school parking lot minutes...

What It Takes To Succeed As An Entrepreneur career inspiration susan rietano davey Apr 16, 2019

Kelley and I are serial entrepreneurs. Prepare to Launch U is not the first business start-up rodeo for either of us. Creating something and being our own bosses is just what...

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