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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 […]


How to Be a Mentee: Advice from a Young Professional

Written by Nina Banks (’23), Fellow in the Office of Personal & Career Development at Wake Forest University When I reflect on my experiences as a student at Wake Forest, I am awe stricken by how many relationships I’ve nourished during my time here. However, […]


How to Prepare for a Mentoring Conversation

Engaging in an intentional mentoring relationship at work – whether as a mentor or mentee – is a key skill to develop. We all need people to be successful as we navigate our personal and professional lives. So how do you show up for mentoring […]


The Right Way to Add Skills to Your Resume  

We know that employers are looking for specific skill sets when they are trying to fill open positions and bring on new hires. As you develop new skills for the job that you want, how do you display those on your resume in a way […]


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