It may be January, but for us, it’s time to spring forward! On January 16th, Path Forward celebrated the launch of our spring program in the San Francisco Bay Area with another one of our successful Career Restart Seminars. Thankfully, the rain of near epic proportions didn’t deter the flock of motivated job seekers ready to return to the workforce. Path Forward Executive Director Tami Forman warmed up the crowd, presenting on the concept of returnships and how to get ready to apply. She covered everything from networking, resumes, interview preparation and Captain Marvel (trust us, it was relevant!)
From there, the audience heard from representatives from each of our hiring partners, including Amazon (both their Search and Pay teams) Cloudflare, Handshake, Blend, and OSIsoft. Each company rep discussed why they are excited to be partnered with Path Forward to open opportunities for overlooked talent, what roles they are currently recruiting for, what makes a great candidate for their organization, and why their companies are great places to work.
Energized and ready to mingle, the audience then had a chance to network directly with representatives of each partner company, as well as some Path Forward alumni, including Jason Kambak (Dynamic Signal), Neema Bollampally (Lending Club), and Monica Galatanu (PayPal). They graciously shared their experiences and advice for surviving and thriving in a returnship and beyond.
Check out photos from the event below:
Missed the event? No problem! You can find all current opportunities in the Bay Area here.
Don’t live in the San Francisco Bay Area? Path Forward also has return to work opportunities open in New York, Denver, Philadelphia, Seattle, and remotely, with many more to come all across the country this spring. We’ll be announcing even more in the upcoming weeks. Be the first to know when new returnship opportunities open in a city near you by subscribing to our newsletter.