At Women Back to Work, we encounter hundreds of women, all with their unique story and set of experiences. We are incredibly fortunate to be in the position to help and make an impact on the lives of the women with whom we cross paths; and when we have a success story, we celebrate it! Read below about one such story- Chinmayi Vembar- who found WBW in 2017…
So, you’ve made up your mind to look for new job after a break of 1 year, 2 years, 5 years... whatever the case may be. Maybe your child has outgrown their terrible twos and is now, thankfully, ready to go to school. Or your duties of taking care of an ailing loved one are no longer needed and you are ready to get back into the workforce.
When it comes to resume writing, the format of your resume matters as much as the content. Your resume is the first face you put before a potential employer, and you need to make sure it makes a great first impression. Your resume should be able to accurately convey your skills, experience, education and accolades. So, what’s so important about format?
Will a certification help compensate for a career hiatus? Is it something to highlight during a job interview? Do MOOC's (Massive Online Open Courses) offer any tangible benefit to my job search? These are just some of the questions we frequently hear during our weekly PowerHour for Women Back to Work.
Last week, a group of 50 amazing women walked into the Equinix Headquarters, ready to take control of their careers. Among them was a Data Analyst who loves Pilates, a Program Manager retired from the United States Air Force, a Senior Business Analyst who empowers women refugees from Afghanistan, an iOS Engineer who volunteers for 'Humane Eating'. These 50 women are part of a unique, underserved talent pool who are changing the way Equinix finds and hires technical talent.
Akraya has been leading the 'Women Back to Work' initiative for several years. Every once in a while I receive a note such as the one below that reminds me and my team on why we do this.
"Thank you is not enough for the wonderful opportunity to let me participate in the Equinix Women Back to Work event. I have been excited from the day I received the invite...
With a strong economy and rising employment opportunities, acquiring and retaining good talent is one of the top challenges for small or mid-size businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups. Many candidates are attracted by the top giants in the Silicon Valley, who, undoubtedly, offer rewarding career opportunities and meaty compensation packages.