ARE YOU READY TO RETURN TO WORK?
Have you stepped out of your career and are now ready to return?
Thousands of women across Australia, like you, have taken a break from their professional careers. This may be because you have raised your children, had an illness, cared for parents or a sick child. The reason is not relevant. What we care about is getting this abundance of talent and experience back into the workforce, in roles that align to your skills, needs and potential.
Whatever stage you are at we understand the journey you are on - perhaps returning is still a thought bubble, you may be polishing up your CV, actively looking for a role or working in a role below your competency. ZIPWIRE provides the opportunity to connect you with people who are on a similar journey, practical and proven methods to assist with returning and access to return to work programs offered by organisations.
We are also advocating to organisations to make visible this pipeline of untapped professionals with the skills and experience they require, and a desire and drive to work hard. Our vision is to work in partnerships with organisations to remove the barriers to re-entry. We do this through our workshop program and consultancy services that enable businesses to engage and support your return. We want businesses to recognise that not all career’s follow a straight line, that future talent may not have a “current title” and if we create an environment where returners can flourish - maybe gender balanced organisations will be the outcome!
Where to from here
CONNECT WITH LIKEMINDED PEOPLE
Firstly returning after a career a break can be an isolating and sometimes frustrating experience. We encourage you to sign up to our Facebook page to connect with like-minded returners to share tips and access relevant return to work information and trends.
ACCESS RETURN TO WORK INFORMATION
Rather than searching endlessly for returner specific information (….most often leading you to work cover or returning after maternity leave) join our mailing list to be the first to find out about our upcoming workshops, applications for returner programs, tips and tricks and navigating recruitment as a returner in Australia.
ATTEND CORPORATE AND INDUSTRY LEAD WORKSHOPS
ZIPWIRE’s workshops are run in partnership with progressive organisations who are looking to support and employ returners. The workshops have been developed and tested to address the barriers returners face and help maximise your chances of a successful return. Providing practical advice and designed for every stage of the return to work journey, covering:
How to build your professional identity
Communicating your story to employers
Leveraging and creating new networks
Balancing work and home
And most importantly believing in your value.
FIND COMPANIES WHO ARE SEEKING AND SUPPORTING RETURNERS
We take the hassle out of finding returner programs and have created a centralised hub of all programs in Australia. What is a returner program? It is a specific recruitment program that is targeted at anyone who has had an extended break. These programs recognise that not all careers are linear and a small amount of transitional support untaps a lucrative pipeline of talent.