Participant Spotlight: Gloria Marcu

Gloria stepped away from the workforce for more than 10 years to raise her son. She joined Cloudflare as one of their first returnees and has been with them since November 2016. Here’s her story. What type of work did you do before taking a career break? I had more than 10 years of experience mostly working in IT technical support. What type of work are you doing at Cloudflare?…

Off the Clock - Laura Vanderkam

Interview with Laura Vanderkam: Time Management Techniques for Career Restarters

I don’t remember exactly when I discovered the work of Laura Vanderkam, but when I did I was hooked. She wrote the book 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think and followed that with I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time. I love her work because she challenges the accepted narrative—we are all too busy, you can’t do it all,…

Participant Spotlight: Lavanya Kannan

Lavanya earned an MBA and worked for more than five years in the technology sector before she left her career to raise her child. After three years away from her career, she found it difficult to re-enter the workforce at the same professional level. She attended a Path Forward Career Restart Seminar and applied for a returnship at Medallia. She now works as a full-time Senior Analyst at Medallia. What…

15 Companies Join Path Forward’s Fall 2018 San Francisco Bay Area Program

Return to Work Opportunities Available at Carta, Cloudera, Cloudflare, GitHub, LendingClub, Medallia, Nutanix, OSIsoft, Quizlet, Sage Intacct, Stripe, Uber, Volta, Walmart and Workday We are very excited to announce the launch of our fifth program in the San Francisco Bay Area, which will include return to work opportunities with 15 partner companies. We are pleased to welcome new partners GitHub, Nutanix, OSIsoft, Quizlet, Uber, Walmart, and Workday and applaud the…

Path Forward Partners with Walmart

Walmart Joins Path Forward Return to Work Program In Northern California

Path Forward is excited to announce that Walmart Inc. has joined our fall 2018 program. Through our partnership, Walmart’s technology division – Walmart Labs – will be creating opportunities in its San Bruno and Sunnyvale, California offices for people to restart their careers after caregiving. The initial cohort will include a variety of roles in software engineering and product management. We will be kicking off the fall program with two Path…

5 Steps To Creating Time For What Matters Most

Many women lament their inability to create boundaries around their time so they can accomplish what matters most to them. If you find yourself saying, “I have to …” with a sigh for a lot of your calendar items, that’s sure sign that you are spending time in a way that doesn’t bring you joy. Sure, we all have plenty of things we have to do, but many of us have…

How to Network without feeling icky.

How To Network Without Feeling ‘Icky’

I recently presented a webinar for the American Geological Union on restarting a career in the sciences. We included a poll asking the attendees which part of the job search process they most dreaded — networking, resumes, interviews or “all of it.” The winner, by a pretty wide margin, was networking. I’m not surprised. To most people networking feels smarmy and, well, icky. I think it’s because we fundamentally misunderstand…

Video: Spotlight on Path Forward Participants at Verizon

Today we are sharing an incredible video featuring three of our Path Forward returnees at Verizon Digital Media Services. These mothers each have an inspiring story about their commitment to their families, their struggles re-entering the workforce, and their determination for career success. This video features Candice Hamilton, Marsha Swallow and Karen Masterson. We also hear from one of Verizon’s tech recruiters, Megan Ward, who shares her perspective and experience…

New Return to Work Opportunities in Colorado! Join Path Forward’s Career Restart Seminar

Looking to restart your career in the Denver and Boulder area? Path Forward will be kicking off our fall return to work program with another one of our popular Career Restart Seminars on June 5 at TTEC’s office in Englewood, Colorado. At the event you will have a chance to meet recruiters TTEC. Path Forward’s Executive Director, Tami Forman, will also be presenting information on how to restart your career…

Master Behavioral Interview Questions with the STAR Method

During an interview, you’ll likely be asked a few questions that start with “tell me about a time when…” or “give me an example of…” These are called behavioral interview questions, and their aim is to show the interviewer how you handle common challenges and situations on the job. They often touch on topics like leadership, teamwork, project management, problem solving, and conflict resolution. How you choose to answer these…