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8 Must Ask Questions For Your Next Job Interview

Interviews are stressful! Acing this part of the job application process requires research, rehearsing, preparation, and critical thinking. Although every interview situation is unique, there are best practices that can lead to success, which might look like simply being comfortable during the actual conversations or ultimately, securing the job offer.  Our Alumni Career Advisers have […]


How to Crush Your Interview

By Paige Bosworth (’13, MBA ’17) In my role as Marketing Manager at Hanesbrands, I am often a part of interview committees seeking to hire student interns and recent grads for positions across our marketing organization. After dozens of interviews, I’ve learned how the most prepared candidates show up. To demystify this process, I’m sharing […]


Get the Feedback that You Need

Difficult conversations are hard. It’s hard to tell someone they’re not meeting your expectations, and, it can be hard to ask for and to listen to someone telling you how you aren’t quite measuring up. Of course, not all feedback conversations are critical. But frequently they are, and frequently they get caught up in messy […]


The Strategic Job Search: Land the Job You Want

In this Wednesday Webinar from our LEARN with @LifeAfterWake platform, Wake Forest career coach Cheryl Hicks shares specific tips for strategically applying for job openings and how to leverage networking connections to get an “in” at the companies for which you want to work. Watch this webinar below!


Figuring Out Feedback: How to Give It and How to Ask For It

In this LEARN with @LifeAfterWake webinar, Allison McWilliams (’95) shares tactical strategies for giving immediate, impactful, and effective feedback as both a manager and a colleague. She also provides tips for how to ask for feedback from others. Watch the webinar recording below!


6 Ways to Ask for the Feedback You Need to Advance Your Career

Whether you’re offering feedback or receiving it, the entire process can be rife with challenges. At its worst, poor feedback can be personally attacking, laced with opinion, or hard to make actionable; but at its best, feedback serves as the guidance we need to become better at our work and for ourselves.  Feedback is a […]


Build Your Network with Recruiters and Employers

Ever wondered how to best stand out to recruiters and employers on LinkedIn? In this LEARN with @LifeAfterWake webinar, Wake Forest alumna and executive recruiter Katie Hooper (’14) shares insider tips and strategies for showing an interest in job opportunities on LinkedIn, how to message and respond to recruiters, and how to find networking contacts […]


Get “Seen” On LinkedIn: How to Stand Out From the Crowd (In a Good Way!)

In this Wednesday Webinar from our LEARN with @LifeAfterWake platform, Wake Forest alumna Erin Andersen (MSM ’17) shares tips and strategies for how to leverage LinkedIn to be seen by recruiters, employers, and new connections. Watch the recording below:


7 Tips for Building Your Network Especially When You’re Nervous to Reach Out

Networking has always been tough. Business cards, small talk, networking events – just these images may make you cringe. With the addition of remote work, the challenges of building authentic relationships have increased for most people. And yet, we know the value of these connections remains incredibly important, for our career trajectories, for our workplace […]


Want to “Get Ahead?” You Need These Four People

Network-building is relationship-building. And, if you want to get ahead, professionally or personally, you need a strong network. But how do you get started? In this post for Psychology Today, assistant VP Allison McWilliams identifies the four people you need and how to create a plan to find them. After all, your network starts with you.


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