Your Career Team Goes Remote! By Neepa Parikh | Director | Office of Career & Life Design It’s the Friday of the first full week working from home (WFH) and the muscles in my neck and shoulders are screaming at me. My WFH setup was not designed to endure more than one day a week, but a lot of this can be fixed: a yoga ball to … Continue reading YOGA BALLS AND STANDING DESKS
How to Translate Digital Emotions By Neepa Parikh | Director | Office of Career Planning Have you ever hit “reply”, sending a message to someone who wasn’t the intended recipient? Or worse yet, “reply all?” Ugh! We’ve all been there. Sometimes, however, the recipient is certainly the intended one, but our message doesn’t come out as we intended. Liz + Mollie, authors of the book, … Continue reading I’M SORRY, YOU DIGITALLY MISUNDERSTOOD ME
Volunteering=Skill Building=Amazing Resume By Kandis Rodgers | Assistant Director | Golden Gate University Everyone asks the same question: “How do I get a job?” I have the answer to that – Build your skills through hands-on experience and grow your network. And believe it or not, the best way to do both of these at the same time is to…volunteer. Volunteer!? What? Wait, what do … Continue reading SO YOU’RE TELLING ME I NEED EXPERIENCE TO GET EXPERIENCE?
The Mentorship Challenge By Megan Gray | Director of Mentorship | Golden Gate University January is National Mentoring Month. To celebrate, I’m excited to share that GGU has a new Mentorship Program to connect students with alumni, faculty, and staff for career advice and support. I hope to inspire you with a challenge. I know what you may be thinking. “Yes! Bring it on!” Or, … Continue reading YOUR CHALLENGE, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT
Self-Improvement? There’s a Podcast for That! By Kandis Rodgers | Assistant Director | Golden Gate University It can be a struggle to incorporate self-improvement into our schedules. Ten minutes of yoga before work or five minutes of meditation doesn’t seem like much until you actually try to do it on the daily. Enter podcasts. Podcasts have become the latest craze and listening to podcasts on … Continue reading THE PODCAST CLUB
A New Year’s Goal: Taking A Break From Social Media By Joana Scharinger | Career Counselor | Office of Career Planning The New Year is just around the corner and you probably have your resolutions ready. Usually resolutions include improving health and well-being, but social media use is not always considered part of that. Studies show that social media use can increase feelings of isolation … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX, ANYONE?
By Emily Nahem | Career Counseling Intern | Golden Gate University Last month, we had an amazing group of recruiters visit GGU to share job search tips and strategies. With shifts in technology and the increased autonomy of job-seekers, it’s important to know the current trends. We’re excited to reveal their top secrets for the job search process: Best Ways to Network Attend social events … Continue reading INSIDE SECRETS OF GETTING HIRED: AN EVENT RECAP
Maximize Your Decision-Making By Neepa Parikh | Director | Office of Career Planning People say that emotions have no place in decision-making. Well, that’s simply untrue. Think about the last time you accepted a job offer. Sure, you took into account the salary, location, stock options, and so on, but you probably also felt excited by the opportunity to work on something new or had … Continue reading HANGRY? SAVE ANY DECISION-MAKING FOR LATER
By Neepa Parikh | Director | Office of Career Planning Planning an event is anxiety-provoking. If you’ve ever planned a party, wedding, or work event, you know how much goes into it. Everything needs to be coordinated starting from high level planning (ex. date, time, and venue) to the smaller, but significant details (ex. name tags, utensils, and refreshments). The last thing a planner needs … Continue reading DO I REALLY NEED TO RSVP?
What to do when you just don’t wanna By Neepa Parikh | Director | Office of Career Planning Ahhhh!! Starting a new job is super exhilarating. You’re learning new things (hopefully), meeting new people, and working on different projects. At some point, that honeymoon period is over and you begin to really get into the rhythm of things. Next thing you know, your dragging your … Continue reading I’LL PROTECT YOUR FEELINGS IF YOU PROTECT MINE