4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Changing Careers

Did you know that 58% of U.S. workers were considering a job or career change last summer, according to a report by FlexJobs? If you find yourself thinking about making a change, you’re not alone. However, it’s important to do some reflection before jumping headfirst […]


Why You Need to Take a Personal Inventory

Reflection doesn’t have to wait for the end of the year. In fact, reflection is one of the most important tools you have to keep learning and moving forward with intention. But it can be hard sometimes to know how to get started. In […]


11 Strategies for Planning Your Next Career Step

Job seekers take positions for a variety of reasons, from financial security to the provided benefits. While some people diligently plan out their career progression to ensure they meet their long-term goals, others focus exclusively on the job they currently hold. Knowing how to plan […]


Starting a New Job: 18 Tips for Early and Ongoing Success

Thoughtfully considering how to start off in a new role can contribute to immediate and long-term success. It’s important to think about how we can leverage the beginning stages of a new role to set ourselves up for continued growth and achievement. This 2023 […]


Use a SWOT Analysis for Career Planning

Figuring out what’s next starts by reflecting on and assessing where you are, now. One of the best tools you have to do that work is a SWOT analysis: an intentional look at your strengths (things to build upon), weaknesses (gaps to fill), possible opportunities […]


How To Ask for Feedback at the Workplace in 7 Steps

There are many benefits to seeking out feedback at work, whether that be from your manager, colleagues, clients, or a trusted mentor. One of the key reasons is that feedback can help improve your performance at work, particularly if you take time to reflect on […]


5 Ways to Boost Your Career Through Targeted Reflection

Having self-knowledge about your typical work responsibilities and the skills you bring to the table can ultimately make you a more valued and engaged employee. “One of the best ways to do this is by getting crystal clear on what makes you unique, what motivates […]


Let’s Practice Reflection

By Maggie Kuhn (’21), Assistant Director, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development at Wake Forest University The society we live in is increasingly engineered for productivity. Self checkout lanes, drive-through restaurants, online shopping – all efficiencies meant to keep up the pace, to save […]


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