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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Stay-at-Home Parent? How to Kill It On Your Comeback Resume

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, […]


4 Ways to Boost Your Chances of Landing a New Job During the Pandemic

If you’ve found yourself seeking employment or hoping to change jobs, this article from Forbes provide great tips for strategically tailoring your resume and cover letters and networking online. Check out this quick read and start incorporating these expert suggestions into your job search.


What Should Be On My Professional Resume?

While you were in college, you were told to keep your resume to one-page. Since graduating and gaining years of professional work experience, what does this mean for your resume? In the following video, Tiffany Waddell Tate (’07, MALS ’11) shares her best tips for refreshing your professional resume. And, check out some additional resume […]

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How To Write Crazy Effective Resume Bullets

By Austin Belcak (‘13) Austin is the founder of Cultivated Culture where he helps people use unconventional strategies to lands jobs they love along with salaries they deserve. Most recently, he’s helped people get hired at places like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook. Most people think that resumes are a summary of their job history, and […]


Mind the Gap: Resume Tips for Re-entering the Workforce

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, […]


How to Grow Your Resume as a Young Professional (Even When Your Job Isn’t Fulfilling)

By Allison McWilliams (’95), Ph.D., Assistant VP, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University One of the most important things that we want all young professionals (really, all professionals) to learn how to master in their first years after college is the importance of intentionally seeking out opportunities to grow your skills […]


How to List Online Courses On Your Resume the Right Way

If you’re looking to bolster your skill set to make yourself more marketable for the job search, taking advantage of (often, free!) online training courses is a great way to go. But how do you display these professional trainings on your resume? In this article by Laurie Pickard via The Muse, get useful tips for […]


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