REACHING OUT FOR INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS

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

DON’T SCARE AWAY YOUR CO-WORKERS

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

READY TO ROCK A VIRTUAL JOB FAIR?

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?

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

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!

NAVIGATING HANDSHAKES DURING THE FLU SEASON

Can I Decline a Handshake? By Joana Scharinger | Career Counselor | Office of Career Planning You are at a networking event and you see someone politely coughing into their hand. A few minutes later, you are introduced to this person who immediately extends a hand to greet you. You are concerned about possible germs, but don’t want to be rude. What do you do? … Continue reading NAVIGATING HANDSHAKES DURING THE FLU SEASON

INSIDE SECRETS OF GETTING HIRED: AN EVENT RECAP

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: Attend social events where you have the … Continue reading INSIDE SECRETS OF GETTING HIRED: AN EVENT RECAP

DO I REALLY NEED TO RSVP?

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?