5 Ways to Take Your Job Search Out Into the World

The internet revolution has been a boon for parents and caregivers in so many ways. We can use a variety of platforms to connect with each other across states and time zones and also find others like us, right around the corner. The internet has also made working from home possible in a whole new way. And for those looking to restart their careers it is now possible to launch…

Stuck In Your Job Search? How to Keep Going.

I’m a big fan of Patty Azzarello, a writer and executive coach. I’ve been a follower of her blog for a long time and I find her advice really helpful. Much of it comes out of her experience in large organizations but it’s often applicable to people working in companies of all sizes. A recent blog post was about how to win a big promotion and, as usual, it has…

How to Update Your Resume After a Career Break

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…

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…