Conducing an Interview Post Mortem

The Importance of Doing an Interview Post-Mortem

When it comes to job interviews, there are a lot of reasons why you might be out of practice. Some people are fortunate enough to have held a job for years, and haven’t had a need to interview. But for many of our readers, taking a career break to care for loved ones might mean it’s been awhile since you’ve have an interview. Regardless of the circumstances around why you’ve…

Path Forward’s Spring 2018 San Francisco Program to include Return to Work Opportunities at Apple, Carta, Cloudera, Cloudflare, DataStax, Intuit, Medallia, Udemy, and Volta

We are very excited to announce the launch of our fourth program in Northern California, which will include return to work opportunities with nine partner companies. We are pleased to welcome new partners Apple, Carta, DataStax, Intuit, and Udemy and applaud the continued commitment to diversity and inclusion from our returning partners Cloudera, Cloudflare, Volta, and Medallia. As a part of the program, our partners are offering paid return to work internships that will begin in…

Oracle Data Cloud, TTEC and Return Path Run Return to Work Program In Colorado

Path Forward is excited to welcome Oracle Data Cloud and TTEC as new partners launching a return to work program in their Denver area office. As a part of our program, Oracle and TTEC are offering 16-week paid return to work internships starting in early 2018. Oracle and TTEC will be joined by Return Path, which is entering its third year of a Path Forward return to work partnership. Path…

Campbell Soup Company, Sterling Talent Solutions and iconectiv join Verisk Analytics in Path Forward Return to Work Program In New York/New Jersey

Path Forward is excited to welcome Campbell Soup Company, Sterling Talent Solutions, and iconectiv as new partners who are launching return to work programs in their New York/New Jersey area offices. As a part of our program, these companies will offer 16-week, paid return to work internships starting in early 2018. Campbell Soup Company, Sterling Talent Solutions, and iconectiv will be joined by Verisk Analytics, which is running its third…

What I Am Grateful For This Year

This Thanksgiving will be a quiet one for me. We aren’t traveling and we aren’t entertaining. We will be just the four of us — watching the parade, eating way too much and relaxing. I can’t wait! While I love holidays with my extended family, a few days of we-don’t-have-to-go-out is something I’m really looking forward to. And partly, I’m looking forward to some quiet days to think about all…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Stephanie Sullivan

Stephanie Sullivan started her career as an attorney. She spent the following ten years as a professional development leader helping lawyers, law students, and recent graduates succeed in their career. Like many returnees, she only expected to take a few years away from her career to raise her daughters. Eleven years later, she re-entered the workforce through the Path Forward program at Verisk Analytics in their HR department. At the…

Ambitious Women

In Praise of Ambitious Women

This weekend’s Wall Street Journal magazine had a cover story about Reese Witherspoon. She has become a force in Hollywood creating movies and TV shows that are made by, star, and appeal to women. That this is a novel concept—despite the fact that 52% of moviegoers are women—is a testament to how far we’ve got to go. But her success is a testament to how far we’ve come and we…

Path Forward on Women at Forbes

Women@Forbes Fall Roundup

At Path Forward, we seek to help women find a joyful balance between finding career success and maintaining a happy personal life. To amplify that message, I’m writing a weekly column for Women@Forbes. This fall, I’ve discussed restarting your career, managing your time, and getting over networking anxiety. While these columns are written for a broad audience, the advice in many of them can apply specifically to those looking to…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Steffie MacDonald

Steffie MacDonald was a seasoned operations strategist and professional analyst before she left the workforce 17 years ago to care for her family. As her children grew older, she made steps to re-start her career. Despite staying active in her community and growing her network of professional contacts, she felt employers wouldn’t take a chance on her because of her career gap. Path Forward’s program gave her the professional experience…

How to Find Professional References Without Work Experience

How to Find Professional References If You Don’t Have Recent Work Experience

You’ve embarked on job hunt armed with a personal arsenal of job application resources, like an updated resume, tailored cover letter, and stellar interview tactics, but there’s one crucial component of the job search process that’s often overlooked: professional references. Companies rely on professional references to verify your skill set and to get an outsider’s opinion of how you perform in a workplace environment. These recommendations can also create an…