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How to Set Goals at Work That Lead to Higher Performance

One of the best ways to achieve any goal that you might set is to utilize your strengths. The same is true in the workplace. In this article from Gallup, get tactical strategies for writing and implementing strength-based performance goals. Whether you are a manager or an employee, figuring out how to maximize what you […]


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 Connection Crisis: Craving Friends at Work and How to Bring Back Belonging

Do you have friends at work? For many employees, the pandemic and remote work have made relationship-building with colleagues more challenging than before. Check out this article from Forbes about how to cultivate friendships at work and the positive benefits that result from these relationships.


Relational Power is the New Currency of Hybrid Work 

Relational needs at work typically begin with the manager-employee relationship. In this June 2022 article from the MIT Sloan Management Review, the authors’ research “revealed that to be successful in the new world of work, managers cannot depend only on hierarchical position as the basis for providing leadership. They must also recognize the role of […]


Why Power Skills Are the New Soft Skills

As the world of work has changed post-pandemic with hybrid and remote work environments, the skills employees and managers need to be successful and effective have also changed. In this article from Udemy, learn more about the term “Power Skills” and how employees can develop them. We also recommend downloading Udemy’s 2022 Workplace Learning Trends […]


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 […]


JUMPSTART Your Job Search

Realizing that it’s time to start looking for a new job can feel overwhelming. For many Wake Forest alumni, they haven’t gone through a job search in a few years. If your job search skills are feeling a little rusty, we’ve got you covered! Our open enrollment, self-paced online course called JUMPSTART is an easy […]

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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!


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