Use Path Forward’s Resource Roundup to Return to Work in 2021

If you’re starting 2021 with the goal of returning to work, you’re in luck – because we’ve got all the resources and opportunities you need.

Path Forward posts new returnships all throughout the year. View our current opportunities here, and make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter to learn about new roles as soon as they open.

To help you hit the ground running, we’ve collected all of our most valuable tips and advice on returning to work into one definitive guide. No matter where you are in your job hunt, explore our trove of advice on everything from strategizing for your return to following up after a job interview:

Prepare for your career return:
Finding Your Why
Rethinking Your Career Path After Your Break
Salary Expectations When Returning to Work
How to Showcase Your Skills and Stand Out On Your Job Application
Countering Ageism and The ‘Overqualified’ Label

Build a strong network, on LinkedIn and beyond:
How To Reach Out to Old Colleagues
How To Ask For Recommendations on LinkedIn
5 Ways to Connect and Grow Your Network Virtually
What To Do When LinkedIn Requests Aren’t Successful
How To Network Without Feeling ‘Icky’
Tips For Finding Your Tribe
Doing Informational Interviews the Right Way

Reskill and upskill to fit your career goals:
The Soft Skills Useful in Today’s Workplace
How to Figure Out Which Tech Skills are Relevant In Your Industry
Free Resources to Uplevel Your Coding Skills

Write the perfect resume and cover letter:
Writing a Resume After (More Than) a Few Years Out Of the Workforce
Translating Non-Work Experience Into Business Language
Telling Your Story When You’ve Been on a Career Break
How to Write a Good Cover Letter

Interview and follow up flawlessly:
7 Tips For a Successful Video Interview
Master Behavioral Questions With the ‘STAR’ Method
What to Do Before, During, and After a Successful Job Interview
How To Justify Your Career Gap – And Bring It Up In An Interview
Thank You Notes Are Not Optional – And Other Advice For Job Follow Up
The Importance of Doing an Interview Post-Mortem

Get inspired and stay driven:
Printable Infographic: Top 10 Tips to Restart Your Career in 2021
Staying Motivated In a Tough Job Search
How to Keep Going
Path Forward’s Return to Work Playlist (on Spotify)

Hear from Recruiters, Returners, and Career Experts at Path Forward Webinars
Returner Toolkit: Revamp Your Resume
Returner Toolkit: Leverage Your LinkedIn
Returner Toolkit: Prepare For Your Tech Interview
Restart Your Career at a Leading Tech Company
Webinar for Returning Tech Professionals
How They Did It: 3 Returners on Making Their Restarts a Reality
Pivot Potential: Is Changing Your Career the Best Way to Restart?
Craft Your Career Restart Strategy
Yes, You Can Restart Your Career in a Pandemic
How to Ace the Returnship Interview
Landing a Returnship – Recruiters Tell All
Returnships 101
Your Return to Work Questions Answered

Every month in 2021, Path Forward will be holding webinars, where you’ll have a chance to get advice and insight from recruiter and program alumni on every topic related to making a successful return to work. Check our events page regularly and sign up for our newsletter, where we announce new events.