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Figuring Out Feedback: How to Give It and How to Ask For It

In this LEARN with @LifeAfterWake webinar, Allison McWilliams (’95) shares tactical strategies for giving immediate, impactful, and effective feedback as both a manager and a colleague. She also provides tips for how to ask for feedback from others. Watch the webinar recording below!


How Fast Feedback Fuels Performance

Gallup provides helpful data insights on trends in the workplace, including this piece on feedback at work. In a recent survey, Gallup found that employees who receive more regular feedback are more engaged. Additionally, this article reveals that the most effective feedback is timely and relevant.


16 Tips to Transform Employee Performance Evaluations in 2022

With so many employees working in both remote and hybrid office environments, many managers are thinking through what performance reviews should look like in the year ahead. In this article from Forbes, human resources professionals offer up tips for managers on how to approach the employee performance evaluation process.


The Best Leaders Are Feedback Magnets – Here’s How to Become One

In this article from First Round, Shivani Berry gives advice for leaders and managers (really for all of us!) on how to solicit and receive feedback from colleagues and employees. Berry suggests that there are two specific reasons why feedback is critical for leaders: 1) Feedback is the only way to see your blind spots, […]


Build Your Network with Recruiters and Employers

Ever wondered how to best stand out to recruiters and employers on LinkedIn? In this LEARN with @LifeAfterWake webinar, Wake Forest alumna and executive recruiter Katie Hooper (’14) shares insider tips and strategies for showing an interest in job opportunities on LinkedIn, how to message and respond to recruiters, and how to find networking contacts […]


The Art of Listening

For building relationships, creating more authentic connections, asking for help, and even becoming a better manager and leader, there are few skills more value than effective listening. What a shame it is, then, that so many of us have such poorly developed listening skills! In this profile from First Round Review, author and seasons user […]


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 […]


How to Write an Effective Cover That Actually Gets Results

Do you loathe writing cover letters for applications? We do, too! Most job candidates wonder if anyone actually reads their cover letter submissions – and even if someone does read them, you have to wonder if cover letters make much of an impact on the hiring process. In this webinar from our LEARN with @LifeAfterWake […]


Coming Out At Work: Resources for LGBTQ+ Employees

The decision to come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace is a very personal one. There are many factors to consider; Does your organization have an inclusive, friendly, and open culture? How will your colleagues or manager respond? We all want to bring our full selves to work in an […]


The Key to Networking & The Path to Organic Attraction on LinkedIn

By Erin Andersen (MSM ’17), Career Transition Coach & LinkedIn Coach, Owner & Founder of Your Brand Networker, LCC LinkedIn and corporations are being forced to morph with the “virtual times,” just as we have shoved suits to the back of our closets and athleisure spills from our dresser drawers. I recently discovered a quote while […]


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