If you’re trying to get back into the workforce after a caregiving or extended break, you know how tough it can be to look for a job with a gap in your resume. That’s why we teamed up with Fairygodboss to hold a special webinar exploring one solution that’s increasingly being offered by companies – a returnship.

Path Forward’s Executive Director Tami Forman and alumni of Path Forward programs – Hagit Katzenelson from Walmart Labs, and Neema Bollampally from LendingClub – share their expertise, offer advice, and talk about their own returnship experiences. Watch the entire webinar below, or skip ahead to gain insight on every part of the interview process, including:

  • How is a returnship different from a college internship or an apprenticeship? (3:30)
  • What does a gap for caregiving mean? (5:50)
  • What skills are required? (7:10)
  • Can I use a returnship to pivot? (9:00)
  • What support can I expect? (10:32)
  • How do returnships pay? Are they flexible? (12:19)
  • Can returnships turn into a full-time job? (16:35)
  • How do I know if a returnship is right for me? (18:58)
  • What can I do if a company I want to work for doesn’t offer returnships? (52:52)

While returnship alumni answer:

  • What can I do to make the return to work transition easier? (30:00)
  • What was the best part of the returnship experience? (34:58)
  • What is the interview process like? (38:45)
  • Should I take classes to brush up on my skills before applying? (42:55)
  • How do I overcome impostor syndrome? (46:50)

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