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Feedback is a Hack

We all know we need feedback. And, whether we want it or not, we’re surrounded by feedback all the time. But are you taking advantage of the feedback you’re being given, to make sound decisions? Do you know how and why feedback helps to build great relationships? Whether you’re a new employee or a seasoned […]


The Strategic Job Search: Setting Your Career Target

Planning to look for a new job? The first step in any strategic job search process is identifying your career/job target. In this LEARN with @LifeAfterWake webinar, our Associate Director Lauren Beam (’07) will walk you through several steps and exercises for narrowing down what you’re looking for in your job search.


How Not to LinkedIn

By Allison McWilliams (’95), Ph.D., Assistant VP, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University We’re big fans of LinkedIn here at the Alumni Personal and Career Development Center. Sure, it’s not perfect – what is – but as far as being an easy way to connect with people, to find people, to […]


Job Searching While LGBTQ: How to Find a Truly Inclusive Place to Work

We all want to feel comfortable with bringing our authentic, whole selves to work each day. For individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, being able to find companies and workplaces that are affirming and inclusive can be a challenge. That’s why we love this piece from The Muse by S.E. Fleenor. Read this article for helpful […]


The World is Not Your Oyster

Our AVP for Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Allison McWilliams, drops some truth bombs in her recent article in Psychology Today. Have you ever been told that your options in your life and career are unlimited? If so, how did that make you feel? For many of us, the idea of unlimited options […]


Take Strategic Steps Toward Re-Entering the Workforce

By Lauren Beam (’07), M.S., NCC, Associate Director of Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development at Wake Forest University We all know that job seeking can be stressful and overwhelming, particularly if it’s something that you haven’t done in a long time. For individuals who have been out of the workforce – perhaps to […]


10 Steps for Making a Career Change After 40

Deciding to change careers, industries, or roles can be challenging and exciting. Actually taking the needed steps to make the change can be confusing and overwhelming. But in this post from The Muse, Leah Campbell outlines ten key action items that anyone should follow when considering a change, no matter your age.


Upskill or Fade Away

Upskilling – the process of identifying gaps and seeking out growth opportunities to address them – is largely considered an individual responsibility. But what obligation do organizations have to provide training and development for their people? What are the people and productivity costs for not performing this essential function? In this in-depth piece from SHRM, Kathryn […]


Reimagine Your Career for an Uncertain Future

We’re all dealing with a lot of uncertainty right now. What will work look like in the next six months or a year? What will our lives look like? Will we return to some state of “normal” as we remember it, or will we need to consider new roles, new industries, new ways of working? […]


Job Search Tips During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Whether you’re a new (or soon-to-be) college grad or a seasoned professional, these are uncertain times, indeed, to be job searching. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible, or that you can’t take control of your job search! In this piece from The Muse, Lisa Rabasca Roepe, shares six great tips for owning your search, global […]


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