Don’t Hide the Gap

When starting your job search, the resumé advice you’ll usually get is to hide any and all career gaps.  That’s because of the unfortunate stigma that still exists around hiring people with career breaks, especially those who left to provide family care.  Hiding your gap might be sound advice in general, but it’s a mistake when applying for a returnship. For these opportunities, there’s no need to justify your time…

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September is the New January

If you’ve been thinking about starting a new job, especially if you’ve taken a couple of years off for caregiving, then consider September your new January! “The end of summer and start of a new school year feels like a fresh start,” says Tami Forman, CEO of Path Forward.  “In many ways, September is a much better month to make a resolution than January.” Changes take time, especially a significant…

Restart Your Career in Accounting at Twilio

Path Forward and Twilio are excited to announce a new returnship program aimed at helping finance and accounting professionals restart their careers after time away for caregiving. Twilio is looking for Accountants and Payroll Analysts to participate in 16-week returnships that will start in April. These roles are open to professionals with five or more years of experience, who have taken two or more years off from their careers for…

Comcast Act Two Return to Work Program Comes to Philadelphia

Update (April 30): In light of the COVID-19 epidemic and their desire to provide the best on-site onboarding experience for returners, Comcast has delayed the launch of their return to work program. Sign up here to be alerted when the program relaunches with new job listings. Path Forward is delighted to announce that Comcast NBCUniversal is expanding their successful Act Two program to the Philadelphia metro area. The Act Two…

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…

New Bay Area Hiring Partners Join Path Forward’s Return to Work Program

Recruiting Period Kicks off with Free Career Restart Seminar on July 17th We’re excited to announce the launch of our Fall 2019 return to work program in the Bay Area, with both new and returning partner companies. Path Forward is delighted to welcome new partners Blend, HPE, PagerDuty, Plastiq, Uber for Business, VMware, and Zynga, and to help our returning program champions Cloudflare, OSIsoft, Quizlet, Sage Intacct, and Verizon Media continue…

Path Forward’s Career Restart Seminar Summer Roadmap

Our upcoming Fall 2019 return to work program is going to be our most expansive yet, and we’re taking the program on the road by bringing Career Restart Seminars to seven cities across the US! We’re kicking things off in California with an event on May 29 in Sunnyvale, followed by a May 30 seminar in Carlsbad. Then, we’re traveling to Reston, Virginia on June 12, and Bentonville, Arkansas on…

Walmart 2018 Cohort

Walmart and Path Forward announce expanded partnership to bring Walmart’s return to work opportunities to locations across the country

Today, Walmart announced the expansion of their return to work program, in partnership with Path Forward, to multiple locations across the country. After a successful 2018 program in San Bruno and Sunnyvale, California, the program will expand to increase the number of opportunities in Silicon Valley and add new returnship openings at nearly every Walmart Labs location in America, including Carlsbad, California; Reston, Virginia; and Walmart’s hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.…

Forging a Path Forward in Gender Balance on International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day 2019 is all about finding #balanceforbetter: achieving gender parity and equality in every facet of life, from media representation to company leadership. But in the workplace, gender balance can’t be discussed without bringing up the issue of caregiving, and the responsibilities that come with raising children. Recent research has shown a consistent story across three decades: while only 2% of young women expected to opt out…

Spring 2019 Return to Work Program Kicks Off With Two Career Restart Seminars in the Bay Area

We kicked off our Spring 2019 program with two Career Restart Seminars in the Bay Area, where more than 500 caregivers seeking a career reentry had the opportunity to learn more about our return to work program, network, and meet recruiters from some of our partner companies who are offering Spring 2019 returnships, including Cloudflare, DataStax, Dynamic Signal, Intuit, LendingClub, Netflix, OSIsoft, SAP, Uber, Volta, and Verizon. One woman looking…