Thank You Notes Are Not Optional (And Other Advice for Job Follow Up)

Path Forward is frequently asked about interview follow up — usually something along the lines of “How often is too often to check in?” or “How long can I / should I wait before following up on a job application?” Mostly, candidates seem concerned about being too aggressive in contacting recruiters or hiring managers. But my conversations with recruiters and hiring managers, including my own experiences, that a lack of…

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Interview with Kathryn Sollmann {Part 2}: Preparing for Your Career Restart

We’re so excited to welcome Kathryn Sollmann back to the Path Forward blog. Last week, Kathryn shared amazing advice on working toward financial security with a career restart. Now she’s back to talk about the best ways to prepare for your career restart while on a career break. Kathryn is a career coach, speaker and author of the book, “Ambition Redefined: Why the Corner Office Doesn’t Work for Every Woman &…

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Interview with Kathryn Sollmann {Part 1}: Working Toward Financial Security With a Career Restart

We’re so excited to interview Kathryn Sollmann on the Path Forward blog today. Kathryn is an author and speaker who keeps women working toward financial security, alongside child and aging parent caregiving. She co-founded one of the first companies to help women return to work. In her upcoming book, “Ambition Redefined: Why the Corner Office Doesn’t Work for Every Woman & What to Do Instead,” she calls for no-apologies independence…

Podcast: Hurry Slowly with Jocelyn Glei

When Jocelyn Glei emailed me and asked me to be interviewed for a new podcast she was creating called Hurry Slowly. I said “yes” immediately, just based on the podcast’s title. I love this concept — that we can be both impatient to achieve results while not being frantic. I so enjoyed the conversation we had. Here are what I think are the highlights: Why the “ideal worker norm” hurts…

SAP America Joins Path Forward With Returnships in New York and Silicon Valley

SAP.iO Fund and Foundry will host a Career Restart Seminar in NYC featuring Medallia and Sterling Talent Solutions We are very excited to announce that SAP America will be introducing Path Forward returnships in both New York City and South San Francisco, as pilot programs within SAP.iO Fund and Foundry, SAP Marketing and SAP SuccessFactors. In New York, SAP.iO Fund and Foundry is leading the launch of our fourth program…

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Interview with KJ Dell’Antonia: Newsflash! Parenting Can Be Fun

When I was a new mom I read the New York Times’ now-defunct Motherlode blog. That’s where I discovered KJ Dell’Antonia who edited that blog from 2011 through 2016. I avoided most parenting media because it would make me feel terrible! What do you mean you haven’t perfectly coordinated every single second of the first birthday party that no one, especially the kid, will ever remember? By contrast, I found…

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?…

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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…