“Send Me Your Resume”

When you are searching for a job, especially if you haven’t been out in the market for a while, the words “Send me your resume” can be terrifying. If you haven’t updated your resume, your heart sinks as you think of the work in front of you. And even if you have, your heart sinks because…well, because sending anyone your resume is terrifying! So let’s start with something basic: Everyone…

Questions (and Answers!) about Path Forward

Since the launch of our California program we’ve gotten a lot of questions from people eager to apply for a Path Forward internship. We have answers! Read on for the most frequently asked questions about our upcoming program. I signed up on the Path Forward site, what happens next?  Great! We are excited to have you on board. Signing up at the Path Forward site is a great way to…

Back to School, Back to Work

The scenarios can vary. The youngest begins full-day kindergarten. The oldest is off to college, the youngers are increasingly busy with their preteen/teen activities. Or, all the kids have been in school for a few years and the reality of another year with a (mostly) quiet house yawns ahead. Whatever the specifics, fall is a time when many moms (and some dads) who’ve been focused on caregiving turn to thoughts…

Catchafire: A Platform for Strategic Volunteering

Stay-at-home parents who are looking to go back to work are often advised to volunteer as a means of keeping their skills updated and relevant and to close the gap on their resume. The problem with this advice is that not all volunteering opportunities have real value in the marketplace and the ones that do can be as hard to find as paid work! Enter Catchafire. It’s a platform for professionals…

What I Learned at the WE Festival (Not Just for Entrepreneurs)

I spent last Thursday at the WE Festival. It’s a conference for women entrepreneurs (WE =  women entrepreneurs) that was founded and is run by Joanne Wilson, Path Forward’s Board Co-chair. Joanne is a force of nature and the festival was just AWESOME. To be in a room full of so many smart, passionate, ambitious women was inspiring. You can share in the inspiration – all of the festival sessions…

Return to Work Checklist

The Return to Work Checklist

After an extended break, you decide to return to work…sounds daunting, doesn’t it? It was for me. For 12 years, I had a flexible schedule which allowed my husband to concentrate on his career, our kids to stay home sick whenever necessary, and, gave me time to run our household. I hadn’t “worked” (for pay) in a long time and wondered if I could handle a set schedule or be…