DENVER, Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ReadyTalk, a leading provider of online conferencing and webinar services, today announced that it is accepting applications for its professional development and paid internship program tailored for individuals returning to work following two or more years off due to life circumstances. The program has been refreshed, improved and expanded, and is now known as Ready to Return. New elements of the returnship experience include formal mentors and more structure around rotations with certain ReadyTalk business teams.
"Whether coming back from maternity or paternity obligations, taking care of sick or elderly loved ones, military service, or other health and family circumstances, we want to ensure individuals are getting proper opportunities to re-immerse themselves in the workforce," said Courtney Graham, senior director of human resources, ReadyTalk. "These professionals have so much value, talent and energy to offer that we're more than happy to help them transition back into work/life balance. That's part of the people side of the Future of Work equation."
The four paid returnships that make up this year's Ready to Return group will start in late September and last 22 weeks into February 2017, with a holiday break. Both full-time and part-time positions are available in the engineering, marketing, sales and customer care career fields. Aside from relevant, hands-on job experience, specific benefits of the program include opportunities to shadow different departments at ReadyTalk, individual career coaching, networking, a resume workshop and transition assistance.
"Having an established program where I could network and meet people gave me a lot of confidence about returning," said John Bortscheller, one of two returnship alums from 2015 and current sales development representative, ReadyTalk. "The resources at my disposal as well as the boundless professional and personal support I received from everyone at the company made the program one of the best career choices I've ever made."
ReadyTalk is currently accepting applications for all Ready to Return positions. Candidates can apply at: www.readytalk.com/about/careers-readytalk.
To read more on past "returnee" experiences, please check out this blog post: www.readytalk.com/blog/arthur-boyle/ready-to-return.
ReadyTalk delivers audio and web conferencing services that inspire collaboration and enable the Future of Work for today's increasingly digital and mobile workforce. By combining intuitive, innovative technology with unmatched customer service, ReadyTalk provides a seamless collaboration experience for anyone, across any device, platform or location. Everything you need, anywhere you are, for before, during and after your online event. ReadyTalk is headquartered in Denver, CO and was founded in 2001.
Aaron Motsinger for ReadyTalk