Many Darden alumni take extended time off of work to attend to other matters — children, elderly parents, illness, charity work, etc. When they seek to return to work, they often lack professional confidence and can be intimidated by the idea of marketing themselves. Further, their professional network may have become dormant, and they feel disconnected from the current business landscape. Need help relaunching? Darden graduates can get free counseling from the Armstrong Center for Alumni Career Services. E-mail or call us at +1-434-924-4876 to schedule an appointment via phone, Skype or in person.
Here are some other resources available to help re-entering professionals:
- Après - is a digital recruiting platform that connects highly-educated and accomplished women looking to return to the workforce with companies seeking the talent and diversity this demographic brings. Après offers members the tools they need to successfully navigate their reentry into the workforce, including original content, online tutorials and vetted career coaches. Most importantly, Après features a curated job market with a variety of job types across a range of sectors. Free 3-month premium membership offered to Darden alumni. Contact ACS for code.
- iRelaunch Return to Work Conference – A one day event providing return-to-work strategies and the opportunity to meet with employers.
- Women@Work Network – Networking chapters, job search support groups, one-on-one coaching and a job board directed to professional women returning to the workforce.
- Back On the Career Track: A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work by Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin.
- Expert Resumes for People Returning to Work by Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark. (2003) A collection of sample resumes.