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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 […]

Get “Seen” On LinkedIn: How to Stand Out From the Crowd (In a Good Way!)

In this Wednesday Webinar from our LEARN with @LifeAfterWake platform, Wake Forest alumna Erin Andersen (MSM ’17) shares tips and strategies for how to leverage LinkedIn to be seen by recruiters, employers, and new connections. Watch the recording below:

4 Ways to Build Hybrid Connections

The pandemic has challenge us in many ways, and one of the biggest might be our ability to form new and lasting connections. No matter how great we might be at meeting new people, doing so over a computer screen is hard work. But that doesn’t mean this work should stop! In this piece for Fast […]

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 […]

7 Tips for Building Your Network Especially When You’re Nervous to Reach Out

Networking has always been tough. Business cards, small talk, networking events – just these images may make you cringe. With the addition of remote work, the challenges of building authentic relationships have increased for most people. And yet, we know the value of these connections remains incredibly important, for our career trajectories, for our workplace […]

10 Pieces of Relationship Building Advice from Alumni Who Know How to Stay Connected

This past fall, we heard from hundreds of alumni navigating burnout, languishing, career trajectories, and just life during this pandemic. You all told us something similar: we need specific, tactical advice.  We’re starting a new monthly column to help. We’ll address your most confusing career conundrums. And we’ve asked some of the best advice-givers we […]

National Mentoring Month 2022: Build Relationships, Grow Your Network

Each January, the Wake Forest University Mentoring Resource Center recognizes National Mentoring Month as a way to welcome everyone back to campus for the spring semester and to put a renewed focus on the importance of mentoring among Wake Foresters. In 2022, the WFU Mentoring Resource Center is highlighting the importance of building meaningful relationships […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do the Work: Finding the Mentorship You Need (Not Just Want)

The idea of having a “mentor” sounds like a great idea, right? But how do you identify what type of person you need to help you work towards your goals? In our latest webinar from LEARN with @LifeAfterWake, Allison McWilliams breaks down how to seek out the mentorship you need. Watch the recording below!

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