If you’ve been out of the workforce for an extended period of time, you might find the prospect of returning to work a bit daunting at best. But stepping off of the traditional career track to raise a family, care for an ailing parent or spouse, or for other reasons is actually much more common than you might think. Listed below are a variety of organizations, websites and resources that focus on re-entering the workforce.
Après is a digital recruiting platform that connects candidates looking to return to the workforce with companies seeking experience, talent and diversity. It offers tools to successfully navigate workforce reentry, including original content, online tutorials, vetted career coaches, and a curated job market with a variety of job types across a range of sectors.
Designed to meet the needs of mid-career professionals on a career break, iRelaunch seeks members with a minimum of five years’ work experience and/or a graduate degree or equivalent level experience.
Lynda is a subscription service that allows users to update their skills anytime, anywhere. This online learning site offers access to more than 4,000 courses in business, technology and creative skills taught by industry experts.
A division of Corps Team, a national professional search and staffing firm, Mom Corps serves a resource to help place experienced professionals in full-time, fractional, flexible and virtual positions.
The Mom Project
The Mom Project is a digital talent marketplace and community that connects professionally accomplished women with companies. It also lists flexible job options for full-time, part-time and remote work in the U.S.
Founded by two Kellogg alumna (Class of '97), NextGroup is both a community of female talent supporting one another in the workplace and a boutique search firm exclusively focused on connecting experienced female talent with the employers who need them. NextGroup provides support and programming to women advancing, pivoting or returning to the workforce. They match women with employers seeking full-time, part-time and contract talent, and advocate for them through the process
OnRamp Fellowship is a platform that places women in paid positions in law firms, legal departments and financial services firms in the U.S., Australia and the U.K. for six to 12 months.
Founded by CEO and self-admitted "serial entrepreneur" Addie Swartz, reacHIRE partners with Fortune 500 corporations to connect them to the more than 1.6 million people who were on a career break and are now ready to re-enter the workforce. Their comprehensive PowerUp career re-entry program provides preparation, specialized training, coaching and connecting opportunities.
The Second Shift
The Second Shift matches highly skilled professional women to jobs that fit their skills and expertise — and they handle all the paperwork!
Women at Work Network
The Women at Work Network consists of current and returning professional women who are seeking work-life balance and flexibility.
Women Work! is The National Network for Women's Employment, focusing on policy and advocacy. Their resources include articles, tips and a national directory.
Also see our Part-Time & Project Work resource guide