Special Interest: Career Transitions

Rejoining the Workforce

Many alumni have left the mainstream work force to take care of other matters – children, caring for elderly parents, illness, etc.  Alumni transitioning back into traditional career paths may feel intimidated or lack the confidence to actively market themselves.  Moreover, one’s professional networks may be dormant and alumni may feel out of touch with market dynamics. To help with this transition, the Yale SOM CDO has collected resources to help these alumni successfully rejoin the workforce.  

Networking Resources

Ellevate Network - A worldwide women’s network for women and men seeking to generate exceptional professional and social value for its members. 85Broads hosts numerous events for men and women to network and seek professional and personal growth. 

Job Postings & Recruitment

CareerWomen - An e-recruiting network, The Career Exposure Network™ is dedicated to helping job candidates find career opportunities with the best companies especially focused on sought-after, targeted women and MBA candidates.

Encore! - Barclays has launched a new recruiting program designed to offer leadership development and training opportunities to experienced professionals who have taken a career break and are now looking to re-enter the workforce.

On-Ramps - On-Ramps is a recruiting and consulting firm specializing in workplace innovation, place candidates in full-time, part-time and project-based assignments. 

Corps Team - Mom Corps is a job finding resource for professionals who require flexibility and nontraditional career options through contract or part-time opportunities.

Other Resources

Catalyst - Catalyst is a leading non-profit focused on advancing women in business.  Catalyst offers research and articles on women transitioning out of and into the workforce. 

Back to Business-Provides a full rage of services for anyone looking to expand their career horizons, with a particular focus on those looking to re-enter the workforce.

Forté Foundation - Forté Foundation is a consortium of leading companies and top business schools working to substantially increase the number of women business leaders. Free member services include  job postings, articles, and an extensive database of female MBAs across industries and geographic locations.

iRelaunch - iRelaunch produces career reentry programming, events and content for individuals, organizations, universities and employers. iRelaunch was co-founded by the authors of the acclaimed career re-entry book, Back on the Career Track: A Guide to Stay-at-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work 

Mommy Track'd - A resource for stay-at-work moms with articles on transitioning into and out of the workforce. 

National At Home Dad Network - A national non-profit organization and network aimed at resources and connections for stay-at-home dads.

Women@Work - This network provides job postings, tools, resources, and networking opportunities throughout the country for women returning to the workforce.