Ask a Career Coach

Dana Keep
Dana Keep

In April and May 2020, Alumnae Career Advisors Becky King and Dana Keep hosted an “Ask a Career Coach” drop-in series. This resource summarizes the questions and answers covered in this series.

The Wellesley Hive Mentee Resource: What is Mentorship?

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Wellesley Career Education

The Wellesley Hive is a flexible, interactive virtual space for professional networking and mentorship. Whether you are a student or an alumnae (at any career stage), the the Hive is a platform to connect with the mentors in the Wellesley network. This resource is an overview of how to use the Hive to find short-term or long-term mentorship, informational interviews, job shadowing, and more.

The Wellesley Hive

The Wellesley Hive Mentor Resource: The Fundamentals of Successful Mentoring

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Wellesley Career Education

The Wellesley Hive is a flexible, interactive virtual space for professional networking and mentorship — exclusively for Wellesley. This resource, authored by Sherry Holland '66, describes some key steps in building any successful mentoring relationship within the Hive platform.

The Wellesley Hive

Rejoining the Workforce

Becky King
Becky King

Many women find it challenging to prepare a resume after being home for several years. Do not discount the value of work that you have been doing, even if it has not been a formal or paid job. This resource will provide an overview for women returning to the workforce and working parents.

Job Searching After 50

Dana Keep
Dana Keep

This resource outlines considerations for job searching over 50, including tailored advice for your writing your resume, networking, and interviewing.

Alumnae Resume Examples

Dana Keep
Dana Keep

This resource provides four alumnae resume samples. Whether you are a recent graduate, a career changer, or a senior executive, your resume is a selection of information that you will use to introduce yourself to people in your field and prospective employers. As you update your resume during your career, think about your most relevant experience, your most recent experience, and what is most important for an employer to know about you. Consider making an appointment with an alumnae career adviser or a career community adviser in your industry to discuss how best to communicate your background and accomplishments on your resume.

Career Advancement

Becky King
Becky King

Career Advancement can mean different things to different people. For some, advancement means reaching a leadership position within a company or a field. For others, advancement means performing at a high level in a given role. Sometimes, advancement means switching careers entirely to learn a whole new domain, or focusing on giving back to a field or a community.

Technology Skills for Alumnae

Dana Keep
Dana Keep

For many alumnae, lack of confidence or familiarity with technology is an impediment in the job search. Perhaps you worked in a job that didn’t require much use of technology, or perhaps you have been out of the workforce for a while and are not up to date. You may be confident in some areas and less so in others. Maybe you are curious and like new challenges. There are many resources out there to help you update and improve your technology related skills.