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How to Set Goals at Work That Lead to Higher Performance

One of the best ways to achieve any goal that you might set is to utilize your strengths. The same is true in the workplace. In this article from Gallup, get tactical strategies for writing and implementing strength-based performance goals. Whether you are a manager or an employee, figuring out how to maximize what you […]


Designing a Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems

By Lauren Beam (’07), Associate Director, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University You’ve probably heard of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), particularly if you’ve recently conducted a job search or are in the midst of one. According to research by Jobscan, over 98.9% of Fortune 500 companies use ATS for sorting resumes […]


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 […]


How to Crush Your Interview

By Paige Bosworth (’13, MBA ’17) In my role as Marketing Manager at Hanesbrands, I am often a part of interview committees seeking to hire student interns and recent grads for positions across our marketing organization. After dozens of interviews, I’ve learned how the most prepared candidates show up. To demystify this process, I’m sharing […]


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.


Return to Office Hits a Snag

In this NY Times piece by Nelson D. Schwartz and Coral Murphy Marcos, they explore the generational divide between employees who want to return to in-person work and those who prefer the flexibility of working remotely. As you navigate the shifting changes of the current work environment, consider the varying perspectives of in-person versus remote […]


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 […]


Want to Transfer to Another Job Within the Same Company? Here’s How to Actually Do It

If you find yourself wanting to change to a new position at your current company, it can feel like you’re wading through murky waters. You may be wondering how to navigate an internal hiring process, how and when to tell your current manager that you’re applying to a new job(s), and how to utilize your […]


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