Making it to the Finish Line and Staying Connected By Wendy McWilliams | Career Counselor | Office of Career & Life Design Graduation is rapidly approaching for Spring 2021, and it continues to be a weird year with the pandemic and a virtual graduation. That said, there are many aspects that will remain the same for new graduates, and despite missing out on the in-person experience of classes … Continue reading CAREER CHECKLIST FOR NEW GRADS
Virtual Networking in a Pandemic World By Wendy McWilliams | Career Counselor | Office of Career & Life Design Recently I received a connect request on LinkedIn from somebody I have never met. Neither their title nor company rang any bells, but there was a note along with the request. This person was an aspiring career counselor looking for information about the field and about my decision to … Continue reading REACHING OUT FOR INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS
Quell your Job Search Anxiety By Robyn Kurland | Former GGU Counseling Intern | Office of Career & Life Design The job-seeking process, from career exploration to salary negotiations, can be overwhelming and the lack of control can often lead to justified fear. Each step brings its’ own challenges, and it is tempting to want to procrastinate or avoid the work altogether. Here are some tips on how to … Continue reading FIGHT OR FLIGHT – TIPS FOR CONQUERING CAREER SEARCH FEARS
Avoid the Horrors of Email Etiquette Mistakes By Jimmy Bonner | Sr. Program Coordinator | Office of Career & Life Design It was a sunny morning. It was my first day at the office and my first task was to send a mass email to our mailing list. I wanted to impress, so I made sure that every aspect of the email was perfect. As I hit the … Continue reading DON’T SCARE AWAY YOUR CO-WORKERS
4 Steps to Succeed in a Virtual Career Fair By Joana Scharinger | Career Counselor | Office of Career & Life Design Are you used to working from home? What about having several Zoom meetings a day, chatting with friends via video, and virtually attending social events? A new era seems to be just starting, and virtual interactions will likely become the new normal. Job fairs are no … Continue reading READY TO ROCK A VIRTUAL JOB FAIR?
How to Impress on a Video Call By Emily Nahem | Career Counselor | Office of Career & Life Design Many of our interactions these days, professional and personal, are happening over video conferencing platforms. From participating in an online meeting, to a job interview, to attending a virtual career fair, it’s important to know how to put yourself in the best light! Follow these 7 tips to … Continue reading LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
Conquer Obstacles Through Growth Mindset By Tarik Asan | Professional Development & Student Leadership Manager | Office of Career & Life Design Here’s an honest opinion: this year has been… quite exceptional to say the least. As a society, we were thrown into this global constant of adapting to new norms amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Some mornings I wake up feeling like a true warrior–ready to tackle any ridiculous obstacle … Continue reading SEEING THE GLASS HALF-FULL
Be Proud in your Workspace By Jimmy Bonner | Program Coordinator | Office of Career & Life Design Finding a career that fits your criteria is only one part of the job search. You have to remember that finding a suitable work culture that supports you is just as important as your position title. In honor of Pride month, we will offer some helpful career tips that support the LGBTQ+ community whether you … Continue reading FINDING A WORK CULTURE THAT ACCEPTS YOU
Working Past the ATS Gatekeeper By Emily Nahem | Career Counselor | Office of Career & Life Design It is becoming increasingly common for companies to use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to screen candidates. These systems are beneficial for employers and recruiters, saving time and money by eliminating unqualified candidates from their potential job pool. ATS’ are designed to target keywords, including job title, experience level, and … Continue reading TECHNOLOGY 101
Tips for Working Parents During COVID-19 By Joana Sharinger | Career Counselor | Office of Career & Life Design Being a working parent during normal times already requires a lot of patience, multi-tasking, and adjustment to unexpected situations, but during a pandemic – when you have to work full-time and take care of your kids at the same time – it sounds simply unsustainable. Working from home … Continue reading WORKING FROM HOME WITH KIDS