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Aptitudes and the Accidental Businessperson job search skills management susan rietano davey Jan 25, 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...

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4 Tips for Kids to Help Their Moms Return to Work susan rietano davey work + life balance Nov 29, 2018

“What can I do to help?” These words spoken from young lips are music to any mother’s ears. I have four children, 22 nieces and nephews, and 9 godchildren, so the odds are...

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Resilience: the Antidote to Rejection confidence job search skills susan rietano davey Nov 15, 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...

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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...

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Partners: a ‘must have’ for the working woman inspiration susan rietano davey work + life balance Oct 25, 2018

I began my career in Xerox Corporation’s executive training program, which, in the mid-80s, was reputed to be one of the top three executive training programs of the time. How I, an English...

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How to Find a Mentor hiring job search skills susan rietano davey Oct 11, 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...

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How To Conquer Workplace Ageism hiring job search skills susan rietano davey Sep 27, 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...

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Your Resumé Questions Answered job search skills resumes susan rietano davey Sep 13, 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...

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Showing our Daughters the Way mothers and daughers susan rietano davey Sep 07, 2018

When I entered high school four decades ago (yikes!) the first lesson I learned wasn’t extracted from a bio lab or a book of American poems. It was more of a pop psychology lesson:...

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A Message to Employers: Hire A “Returner” hiring management susan rietano davey Aug 23, 2018

Recently, I’ve had a number of male clients ask me how to bring more woman-leaders into their organizations. I don’t care that this might be a knee-jerk response to current events;...

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You CAN return to work. Here’s what it takes. job search skills susan rietano davey Aug 16, 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...

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4 Ways Husbands Can Help Their Wives Return to Work husbands&wives job search skills susan rietano davey Aug 02, 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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