SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX, ANYONE?

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?

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: Best Ways to Network Attend social events … Continue reading INSIDE SECRETS OF GETTING HIRED: AN EVENT RECAP

HANGRY? SAVE ANY DECISION-MAKING FOR LATER

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

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?

I’LL PROTECT YOUR FEELINGS IF YOU PROTECT MINE

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

TALES FROM THE CAREER CRYPT

How to Scare a Recruiter in 10 days By Kandis Rodgers | Office of Career Planning In the spirit of ghouls and things that go bump in the night (and the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days), here are 10 sure-fire ways to send a recruiter running for the nearest exit. Day 1: Ask for a job during a networking event Remember … Continue reading TALES FROM THE CAREER CRYPT

DIDN’T GET THE JOB OFFER? NOW WHAT?

No offer? What’s next? By Joana Scharinger | Office of Career Planning Let the emotions pass: Knowing that you didn’t get the job you wanted can be very frustrating. Let the initial impact of the news pass before you decide on next steps. You don’t want to send an angry email to the recruiter or hiring manager and regret closing the door to your dream … Continue reading DIDN’T GET THE JOB OFFER? NOW WHAT?

READY TO GET OUT OF THE BUBBLE?

5 Tips for Networking on Campus As you approach your first classes of the term, get ready to use the many networking opportunities GGU has to offer! Get out of your comfortable zone and do not hesitate to make the first move. The best way to practice that is by incorporating networking into your daily routine! Check out these simple tips: Get to know your classmates … Continue reading READY TO GET OUT OF THE BUBBLE?

YES, YOU CAN TALK TO STRANGERS

What’s the Worst that Can Happen? By Neepa Parikh, Director, Office of Career Planning When I meet with students who are curious about a particular profession, field, or company, I often ask if they have had the chance to talk to someone currently working in one of those areas. The response is usually, “I don’t know anyone who works at XYZ company.”  This is usually … Continue reading YES, YOU CAN TALK TO STRANGERS

AN INTERVIEW WITH NORA ABDOUN

What I Learned About Myself and the Career Path to Becoming an Organizational Psychologist By Caroline Griffith, MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology Candidate | President – Psychology Association | Networking Ambassador – Office of Career Planning Embarking on a new career requires courage and persistence. The outcome of your hard work and effort will not immediately be apparent because having a successful career is a journey … Continue reading AN INTERVIEW WITH NORA ABDOUN