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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 […]


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 […]


JUMPSTART Your Job Search

Realizing that it’s time to start looking for a new job can feel overwhelming. For many Wake Forest alumni, they haven’t gone through a job search in a few years. If your job search skills are feeling a little rusty, we’ve got you covered! Our open enrollment, self-paced online course called JUMPSTART is an easy […]

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The Strategic Job Search: Land the Job You Want

In this Wednesday Webinar from our LEARN with @LifeAfterWake platform, Wake Forest career coach Cheryl Hicks shares specific tips for strategically applying for job openings and how to leverage networking connections to get an “in” at the companies for which you want to work. Watch this webinar below!


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 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 […]


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.


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 […]


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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