Path Forward’s 7 Tips for a Successful Video Interview

Video interviews were around long before the COVID-19 era, but for now nearly all companies are relying on phone and video to talk to job applicants. For individuals trying to rejoin the workforce after years away, video conferencing may be unfamiliar, adding stress to an already stressful situation. With that in mind, here is our advice for how to put your best (virtual) foot forward: 1) Find your space and…

The World Turned Upside Down

Yesterday morning suddenly feels like it was a week ago. Monday seems as if it happened back in 2019. It’s hard to get your bearings and figure out what to focus on, where to turn, what comes next?  Funny story: my husband and I had tickets for Broadway on Saturday night. Broadway got shut down yesterday, so …. In light of what’s happening right now, a scuttled date night is…

Participant Spotlight: Mimi Leinbach

Mimi Leinbach had a varied career before her break, working in educational software and running her own children’s clothing company. She returned to work in product management at SAP, and now works there full-time as a Program Manager. She talks about her return-to-work experience and how the soft skills honed in her previous career have come in handy at SAP. Returnship Company: SAP SuccessFactors Returnship Role: Program Manager Tell me…

Comcast Act Two Return to Work Program Comes to Philadelphia

Path Forward is delighted to announce that Comcast NBCUniversal is expanding their successful Act Two program to the Philadelphia metro area. The Act Two program will now include return to work opportunities at Comcast’s Philadelphia headquarters, as well as roles at NBCUniversal, NBC News, and CNBC in the New York and Los Angeles metro areas. As part of the program, Comcast is looking for business analysts, product managers, software engineers,…

Postcast: “Working Wife, Happy Life” with Bethanie Baynes

Last Tuesday morning I got to sit in a very cool podcast recording booth in Rockefeller Center with Bethanie Baynes to record an episode of “Working Wife, Happy Life.” Bethanie is a force of nature. Her day job is in strategic partnerships at Google but her passion is being an advocate for women, especially breadwinning women. The podcast is part of that passion. Our episode was my favorite kind of…

Path Forward Is Coming to the Detroit Metro Area with HARMAN’s Return to Work Program

Update: In light of the COVID-19 epidemic and their desire to provide the best on-site onboarding experience for returners, HARMAN has delayed the launch of their return to work program. Sign up here to be alerted when the program relaunches with new job listings, likely in Q4 2020. Path Forward is excited to announce the launch of our first return to work program in the Detroit metro area today, in partnership with…

Participant Spotlight: Beth Frasco

Returnee Beth Frasco took a 16-year break from her wireless engineering career to support her growing family through several big moves. She talks about her returnship experience in the Act Two program at NBCUniversal, how she prepared for her return to work, and the steps she took to reconnect with her professional self.  Returnship role: Senior Business Analyst Partner Company: NBCUniversal What type of work did you do before taking…

Path Forward Rings in the New Year With Our First 2020 Career Restart Seminar

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,…

What We Accomplished in 2019 (And A Sneak Peek of What We Have Planned for 2020)

One of the things I enjoy doing at the beginning of a new year is taking a few minutes to look back at the prior year and reflect on what I’ve achieved. As I think about what the Path Forward team accomplished in 2019 I must say that I beam with pride. Here are the highlights: More Companies In More Cities Welcoming Return to Work Talent! This year we added…

Participant Spotlight: Jason Kambak

Jason took a break from a 15-year career in sales and account management, primarily in medical sales, to give his young son a better sense of stability. When he was ready to return to work, Jason searched for a job for over a year before applying for and being accepted into a sales development returnship at Dynamic Signal. After completing his returnship, Jason was converted into a full-time sales development…