What Keeps You Up at Night?

Once upon a time, it was our kids. Babies, just home from the hospital. When they were awake during the night they demanded your attention and food. When they slept, you watched them sleep to make sure they were still breathing. Then they grew up and became teenagers...

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FAQ: Back to Business Women’s Conference

Some of you may have some questions about the Back to Business Women’s Conference on Friday, October 27th, so we’ve put together a Frequently Asked Questions guide to address some of them like -- What is the Back to Business Women’s Conference? How do you know what...

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Back to School Means a Fresh Start for You

Back to school means a return to more structured days and a sense of routine at home. I personally love the freedom of summer, but I can also appreciate the rhythm that returns to our lives once school begins and the kids settle into a new year. If you’re actively...

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Building A Great Resume

There’s no shortage of advice on the internet for job-seekers when it comes to resumes. But women returning to work after a career gap have a special situation: You’ve been very busy while out of the paid workforce but don’t necessarily have a job title or...

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What Women Who Have Returned to Work Know

At our first Back to Business MeetUp, we heard from 4 women who have successfully transitioned back to work after a career break. We talked about finding work you enjoy (and finding work that you don’t enjoy so much). Our panelists included Back to Business Conference...

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Resume Checklist

Your resume is your single most important job search tool, but it can be very frustrating to complete.  Download this Resume Checklist to get started and to help you through some of the rough spots.

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Designing Your Life

I’m reading a book that’s so worthwhile and relevant for women returning to work that I have to share it with you. Designing Your Life: How To Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Stanford professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans is about applying...

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Resources for Women Returning to Work

Whether we’re ready to return to work immediately or just starting to think ahead, identifying different kinds of resources before we need them can have a calming effect.  Here are a few that I have found to be advantageous - Community college Many community colleges...

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Dressing For Success: Tips for Savvy Women

We suggest that you dress for the conference as if you were going to an interview - use it as a practice run so that when you do have an interview you aren’t suiting up for the first time in a long time.  For women, professional dress is often a topic that causes a...

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