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8 Must Ask Questions For Your Next Job Interview

Interviews are stressful! Acing this part of the job application process requires research, rehearsing, preparation, and critical thinking. Although every interview situation is unique, there are best practices that can lead to success, which might look like simply being comfortable during the actual conversations or ultimately, securing the job offer.  Our Alumni Career Advisers have […]


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: Building Your Toolkit

Are you currently looking for a new job? Once you’ve nailed down your job target, its time to start building your marketing toolkit. This includes your resume, LinkedIn profile, and other materials to help you stand out to future employers. In this LEARN with @LifeAfterWake webinar, OPCD career coach Amy Willard shares tips and advice […]


Signs It’s Time to Change Jobs

We all have a moment when we start to wonder, Is it time to make a change? The pandemic has heightened that awareness for many people, bringing to the forefront recognition of health needs, financial instability, or that one’s work and life are in misalignment. But even without the nudge of a global health emergency, […]


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.


Preparing for Re-Entry

As we hopefully start to see some light at the end of this tunnel, many workplaces are contemplating what it means to go back to work after the pandemic. Does everyone come back to the office? Does everyone continue to work from home? Will there be some kind of a hybrid model? There’s lots to […]


4 Steps to Negotiate Your First Salary

By Chelsea Keen, M.Ed. (’12), Career Coach and Founder of Uplifted Ambitions Career Coaching Chelsea Keen is a results-oriented career coach who empowers ambitious early and mid-level professional women to land their ideal job, advance in their career, and find fulfillment in their 9 to 5. She launched Uplifted Ambitions Career Coaching several years after […]


Use UX Strategies to Land a Job You Love

In this article from Medium, Wake Forest alumna Sam Larsen (’16) shares how she used strategies as a UX researcher to manage her job search. She breaks down eight specific approaches that you can start applying to your own job hunt now! To dive deeper, check out the LEARN with @LifeAfterWake webinar that Sam facilitated […]


Frameworks for Intelligent Decision-Making

Decisions, decisions, if there is anything that sums up adulthood it might be that it’s an endless litany of decisions for which we often feel ill-prepared. Sometimes these decisions are of the routine, mundane nature, like what to have for dinner, or how long can one go before doing laundry. But other decisions take on […]


Thinking of Joining a Start-up? Here are a Few Considerations

By Rachel Lord (‘13), Strategy and Operations at Clearbit in San Francisco, CA Ninety percent of start-ups fail. With venture backed start-ups, the investor’s business model is to distribute funding in anticipation that a few will produce outsized returns on a relatively short timeline. While this fact could seem daunting, there is so much growth […]


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