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 […]
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 […]
As we hopefully start to see some light at the end of this tunnel, many workplaces are contemplating what it means to go back to work after the pandemic. Does everyone come back to the office? Does everyone continue to work from home? Will there be some kind of a hybrid model? There’s lots to […]
If you’re a stay-at-home parent or caregiver and planning to return to work, you likely have a lot of questions about how to address the past few years on your resume. In this piece from The Muse by Jenny Foss, get practical tips for how to showcase your skill set, write a robust summary statement, […]
By Lauren Beam (’07), M.S., NCC, Associate Director of Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development at Wake Forest University We all know that job seeking can be stressful and overwhelming, particularly if it’s something that you haven’t done in a long time. For individuals who have been out of the workforce – perhaps to […]
In the following webinar from our LEARN with @LifeAfterWake platform, we hosted a Q&A with Wake Forest Employer Relations staff members Mercy Eyadiel and Stuart Mease. Recorded in December 2020, this discussion focused on the state of the labor market for 2021, hiring trends, and more!
In this recorded webinar from our LEARN with @LifeAfterWake platform, Wake Forest alumna Kristin Winkle Beck (’97) shares her expertise and personal experience with making a career change from financial services industry to the nonprofit leadership industry and launching her own professional career coaching company. Learn some practical tips for making your own career pivot!
By Lauren Beam, M.S., NCC (’07), Associate Director for Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development at Wake Forest University In 1967, psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe developed the Social Readjustment Rating Scale designed to help individuals identify and score themselves on a list of 43 major life events, with each life event holding […]
By Allison McWilliams (’95), Assistant Vice President for Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University Owning what’s next means recognizing that your career path, and your life path, are completely up to you. It means taking all that you have learned about yourself up to this point – your strengths, your interests, […]
By Lauren Beam (’07), Associate Director for Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University I’ve worked with many Wake Forest alumni who have had gaps in employment on their resumes for a variety of reasons: caring for children/family/aging parents, personal health issues, moving to a new city for a partner’s new job, […]