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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, […]


Take Strategic Steps Toward Re-Entering the Workforce

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 […]


Rest, Recharge and Refocus: Taking a Break from the Working World

By Kristin Winkle Tacy (’97), CEO, Pivot Point Professionals, LLC Are you overwhelmed?  Exhausted? In need of a BIG break? After 20 years of intense corporate management roles, I was becoming someone I no longer recognized or respected. I was quick to become annoyed, frustrated, and exhausted not only professionally, but also personally.  My work […]


Questions to Ask HR Before Taking Work Leave

By Lauren Beam (’07), Associate Director for Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University As you are currently reading this, I am likely already out on parental leave after the birth of my third child. Surely navigating three separate occasions of taking work leave to care for my family qualifies me as […]


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