Getting Back to Work After Divorce with Tami Forman

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By Worthy Staff | Mar 8th, 2022

Let’s set the scene: You’ve been a stay-at-home mom for the past few years and your youngest child is finished pre-school. Now, your marriage is ending and, while you’ll be able to count on your STBX for some support, you know the court is going to expect you to join the workforce and support yourself. It’s been years since you worked, let alone applied for a job. Where do you start?!

In this week’s episode, Mandy is joined by Tami Forman, the founding chief executive of Path Forward, a non-profit organization that empowers stay-at-home caregivers to restart their careers. She and Mandy discuss the best tips on how to make yourself ready to get back into the workforce, and according to Tami, networking can be your biggest help. 

In This Episode

The power of networking

Recruiters and Resumes

How do you get to a recruiter to pull your resume out of a heap? What do they look like now and where do you start?

How to handle the gap in your resume for being a stay-at-home parent?

Prepping for an interview

About Path Forward

Path Forward is a nonprofit organization that empowers stay-at-home mothers and other caregivers to restart their professional careers. Since its founding in 2016, Path Forward has worked with more than 90 companies, including Amazon, Apple, Comcast NBC Universal, Netflix, SAP, Walmart, and Verizon to launch, implement and expand returnships and other return to work programs for mid-career professionals. Eighty percent of Path Forward’s program graduates have converted into full-time employment.

You can join Path Forward’s community here as well as view their Returnship programs. If you’re an employer, you can find out more about partnering with Path Forward here.

About Tami

Before founding Path Forward, Tami spent a decade as a tech marketing executive with data solutions provider, Return Path. Before that she worked in book publishing at Simon & Schuster and Houghton Mifflin and held senior-level web editorial positions at iVillage and News Corp. 

Tami is a frequent speaker on issues related to women’s participation in the workforce, having presented at the Grace Hopper Celebration, DisruptHR, Tech Inclusion, and the Conference Board’s Women’s Leadership Conference, among many others. She is also a frequent podcast guest on topics related to career and women in the workplace. She writes a career column for Forbes, is a Fairygodboss VIP, and was named by Flexjobs as one of the top 20 career experts for working moms. She also works with the NYC Department of Education helping to achieve gender equity in STEM education in a school system that educates more than a million children. Tami lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

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