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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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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...

Living Out Your Option B inspiration job search skills susan rietano davey Feb 06, 2019

Published in 2017 and widely promoted last year, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant’s book Option BFacing AdversityBuilding Resilience, and Finding...

Aptitudes and the Accidental Businessperson job search skills management susan rietano davey Jan 24, 2019

I have often called myself an “accidental businessperson”. I majored in Literature and planned to go to law school. Despite taking full advantage of my school’s liberal arts...

Resilience: the Antidote to Rejection confidence job search skills susan rietano davey Nov 14, 2018

It’s Girl Scout cookie “close-out” season and I’m all in. Outside polling stations around the country last week, boxes of last year’s cookies were selling like...

In Praise of the Cavewoman and her many ‘Hats’ husbands&wives job search skills susan rietano davey Oct 31, 2018

When we were newly married, Bob and I saw the play “Defending the Caveman” with some friends. Caveman is a one-man comedy that explores the innate differences between men and...

How to Find a Mentor hiring job search skills susan rietano davey Oct 10, 2018

Seeking to be more fully and objectively informed, Kelley and I invited randomly selected new Prepare to Launch U students to participate in small video chat focus groups about the course...

How To Conquer Workplace Ageism hiring job search skills susan rietano davey Sep 26, 2018

As any astute observer of, or participant in, the American workplace will acknowledge, employers and hiring managers have some degree of age bias. We all do, and it runs both ways: “The...

Your Resumé Questions Answered job search skills resumes susan rietano davey Sep 12, 2018

Back in the day when writing a résumé required thoughtful precision (no spell check), a trip to the library (no company Google searches), expensive “bond” paper...

You CAN return to work. Here’s what it takes. job search skills susan rietano davey Aug 15, 2018

One of my earliest and all-time favorite clients is a woman named Carol.

Carol left her job as a senior corporate trainer for a national retailer to stay home and raise three sons. Her youngest was...

4 Ways Husbands Can Help Their Wives Return to Work husbands&wives job search skills susan rietano davey Aug 01, 2018

On a recent shoot with our local ABC affiliate (WTNH) in New Haven, CT., Kelley and I were pleasantly surprised by a question from reporter  Sarah Cody’s trusty cameraman, Mike...

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