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…

Ellein Chen AppNexus

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Ellein Cheng

Ellein Cheng left her career for four and a half years to raise her children. Ellein was a high-school math teacher, and held a career as a market risk analyst before that. When she started her Path Forward returnship as a product support specialist, not only did she re-start her career, but she changed it completely. She is now a full-time product specialist at AppNexus. How long were you actively…

Podcast: Breaking Into Startups

Earlier this year I was interviewed for the Breaking Into Startups podcast. The episode features Wendy Padua, one of the outstanding returnees from Zendesk. Zendesk was an early Path Forward partner — they really understood the concept and were willing to take a chance on the program. That paid off for them as Wendy was hired into the marketing department where she continues to do a fabulous job. You can…

Anne Smith Cloudera

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Anne Smith

Anne Smith has 28 years of software engineering experience. After taking a three-year career break to spend time with her teenage children, she re-entered the workforce through a returnship at Cloudera. Despite the fact that Anne had not worked in a hands-on engineering environment for a few years, her understanding of software engineering concepts made her an excellent fit as a project manager within the Quality Engineering team as an…

Spring 2018 Career Restart Resources - Woman on Computer

Spring 2018 Career Restart Resources for Returnees

Many companies, including many Path Forward partners, run return to work programs that have start dates in September and October. If you’d like to get your career restarted by the fall, there’s a lot of steps you can take now to get ready. The Path Forward team has rounded up some of our favorite online and in-person resources to help you continue to grow your network, upgrade your skills, and…

Hesitant About Returning to Work

Skeptical About Returnships? There’s Growing Proof that They Work

If you’re among those who are skeptical about the value of using a “returnship” to re-enter the workforce after a break, you’re not alone. Back in 2012, Working Mother ran an article that opened with the line, “Thinking about doing a returnship? Please don’t.” The article went on to argue that returnships took advantage of women’s feelings of insecurity after a career break, and that placement rates at the end…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Chandra Krishnamoorthy

Chandra with Path Forward’s Executive Director Tami Forman at the Path Forward Career Restart Seminar she attended. Chandra admires Tami for her dedication and all her sincere support and encouragement during the Path Forward workshops.  Chandra Krishnamoorthy restarted her career in 2017 at Intacct Corporation in San Jose. She is currently their Sales Operations Analyst. Chandra worked for 15 years as a commissions analyst before she left the workforce when…

Career Restart Webinar

Register Now for Our Free Career Restart Webinar

We are so thrilled to invite you to our first ever Career Restart Webinar. Accessible from anywhere in the world, you’ll have access to the the same amazing tips and resources we share at our in-person Career Restart Seminars (plus, a recording!). In this webinar, we’ll tackle some of the more daunting aspects of returning to work, including how to update your resume when you have a gap in employment…