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Going Public: Strategies for Career Re-Entery

By Kristen Carter
Contributor, Career Services

I recently attended a conference where I had the pleasure of listening to one of the keynote speakers, Carol Fishman Cohen, co-founder of iRelaunch. As the name of her organization suggests, Ms. Cohen addressed the topic of how to best “re-launch” oneself after a career break. As a career coach, I have worked with clients who have articulated this very challenge—how to get back in the game with a significant employment gap on a resume. While the reasons for a career break often vary (e.g., a parent taking time off to care for their children or handling a family member’s health issue), reconfiguring one’s job search strategy is a must.

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Examining the puzzling process of finding an internship, Rule 4

Start looking early.

This might be the cardinal rule!… Read More

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Examining the puzzling process of finding an internship, Rule 3

Use search terms that are simultaneously specific and broad.Read More

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Examining the puzzling process of finding an internship, Rule 2

Look to see what information others have aggregated.

There is really no need for you to start from scratch when you begin to look for internships.… Read More

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Examining the puzzling process of finding an internship, Rule 1

Start with what you already know.

Finding an internship, many times, can be a simple matter of using information that you already have.… Read More

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Examining the puzzling process of finding an internship

The Map

Admittedly, the task of locating an internship can be somewhat agonizing.… Read More

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Four tips for finding a federal internship

Two years ago, I immersed myself in the world of federal internships.Read More

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Exploring the link between employment and experiential education

While there are many different job strategies from which new graduates might choose, there is perhaps only one that has proven, for the most part, its ability to put students and new graduates at the front of a long line of new job seekers seeking entry-level work: an internship.… Read More

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