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Webinar: Difficult Conversations in Career Transition and Reentry — Career Gaps, ‘You're Overqualified,’ and Ageism

Are you planning a reentry to the workforce after a career break or seeking to transition to a new field? In this webinar, Carol Fishman Cohen, Chair and Co-Founder of iRelaunch, will share:

  • Proven language that can be used in conversations about being “overqualified”

  • Language about lack of experience in a new field or questions about a career gap

  • Strategies to suggest a mid-career internship or temporary assignment when speaking with a skeptical hiring manager

  • Why you should never say “I’ll Do Anything” to an employer—and what you should say instead

  • The ultimate “antidote” to ageism.

About the Speaker: Carol Fishman Cohen, Chair and Co-Founder

Carol Fishman Cohen wrote the seminal Harvard Business Review article "The 40-Year-Old Intern" about mid-career internships and is a regular HBR contributor. Her TED talk on relaunching careers has been viewed over 1.7 million times and is translated into 29 languages. Carol is the co-author, along with Vivian Steir Rabin, of the career reentry strategy book Back on the Career Track, long referred to as the "Bible of career reentry." Carol's return to work at Bain Capital after 11 years out of the full-time workforce is documented in a Harvard Business School case study. Carol is regularly quoted in the national press and is a sought-after international speaker on career reentry topics. A graduate of Pomona College and Harvard Business School, she is a mother of four and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Unfortunately, this webinar will not be recorded. Please join us live for the session.

Earlier Event: January 15
San Francisco: Spotlight
Later Event: January 17
Silicon Valley Monthly Lunch