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…

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…