Summary of How to Get Back to Work After a Career Break

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If you’ve put your career on pause but you’re ready to press play, here’s how to fast-forward your return to work.


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Talent shortages are pervasive in many economies, and finding capable workers can be difficult. Happily, a large dormant pool of skilled individuals seeks employment. Carol Fishman Cohen has dedicated her work to smoothing a path for “relaunchers” – individuals who have taken an intermission from work – to re-enter the labor force. With passion, Cohen, a onetime relauncher, gives professionals on hiatus tips for impressing employers and advises companies on hiring workers returning from career breaks. getAbstract recommends Cohen’s simple, smart solutions to job seekers with gaps on their résumés and to recruitment managers seeking experienced personnel.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why many people have difficulties finding work following a career break
  • Why these “relaunchers” constitute an attractive labor pool
  • How employers can smooth relaunchers’ return to the labor force


Individuals take career breaks for a variety of reasons: to care for aging relatives, to start families, to recover from illness, to pursue hobbies, and so on. For “relaunchers...
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About the Speaker

Carol Fishman Cohen is the CEO and co-founder of iRelaunch, a service for professionals seeking to return to work after a career break and for employers recruiting from this talent pool.

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