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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 […]


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 […]


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:


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 […]


Want to “Get Ahead?” You Need These Four People

Network-building is relationship-building. And, if you want to get ahead, professionally or personally, you need a strong network. But how do you get started? In this post for Psychology Today, assistant VP Allison McWilliams identifies the four people you need and how to create a plan to find them. After all, your network starts with you.


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 […]


Building Relationships that Work at Work

By Allison McWilliams (’95), Ph.D., Assistant VP, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University There are few things that are more important, and more challenging, than building great relationships at work. And, as someone who is just starting out, you are probably discovering that many, if not most (if not all) of […]


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 […]


Make Networking Work for You

How does the word “networking” make you feel when you hear it? Perhaps it’s overwhelming, intimidating, or uncomfortable. Or maybe it’s energizing and exciting. Regardless of how you approach networking-building, you can glean some practical tips from this LEARN with @LifeAfterWake webinar facilitated by WFU alumna Kristin Winkle Beck (’97).


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