SEEING THE GLASS HALF-FULL

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

FINDING A WORK CULTURE THAT ACCEPTS YOU

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

TECHNOLOGY 101

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

WORKING FROM HOME WITH KIDS

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

LEAVING & STARTING A JOB DURING A PANDEMIC

Farewell… A message from Neepa Parikh | Director | Office of Career & Life Design  After nearly 9 years, I will be moving on from GGU and starting the next step in my career journey. While I am sad to leave my position in career services, my team, and the amazing students, alumni, staff, and faculty that belong to this diverse community, I’m truly grateful … Continue reading LEAVING & STARTING A JOB DURING A PANDEMIC

STAYING ACTIVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

I Get by…With a Little Virtual Volunteering By Kandis Rodgers | Employer Relations Manager | Career Consultant  “I get by with a little help from my friends.” This is a line from a famous Beatle’s song. How fitting this line is (and only this line if you actually listen to the whole song) during a time like this, where we are presented with the opportunity to think about how … Continue reading STAYING ACTIVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

BUDGETING, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND INTERNSHIPS

Adjusting your Budget After a Job Loss – The “Cliff Notes” Version By Neepa Parikh | Director | Office of Career & Life Design Even before our planet got hit with this panedemic, I limited my news intake. I was protecting myself from unnecessary anxiety that comes with being constantly bombarded with information about the state of the world. However, I know that ignorance is … Continue reading BUDGETING, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND INTERNSHIPS

DEALING WITH JOB UNCERTAINTY

Preparing for an Uncertain Future By Neepa Parikh | Director | Office of Career & Life Design Lately it seems like a lot of things have been happening to us, which makes us feel like we’re losing control. Many of us have either lost or fear losing our jobs. If you couple that with constant news streams and updates, the anxiety becomes very real. Feeling … Continue reading DEALING WITH JOB UNCERTAINTY

INTERVIEWING FROM HOME (IFH)

The “Cliff Notes” Version – Tips for Interviewing Right Now By Emily Nahem & Neepa Parikh | Office of Career & Life Design We came across a great article on LinkedIn about Job Interviews During the Pandemic. Here are some key takeaways from the article, sprinkled with some advice of our own: Want to chat with someone about an upcoming interview or maintaining your job … Continue reading INTERVIEWING FROM HOME (IFH)