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
Protecting Your Health in the Workplace By Neepa Parikh | Director | Office of Career Planning Have you ever cried at work? Have you ever been so angry or irritated with a colleague but held it in? There is a false belief that we need to leave our emotions at the door when we walk into the workplace. However, accepting and appropriately dealing with feelings … Continue reading STOP CARING SO MUCH ABOUT YOUR JOB
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
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?
GROW in your Career By Tarik Asan | Student Success Coach @ Golden Gate University You might know how to set up a SMART goal, but do you know how to GROW? Next time your goal seems too far out, give John Whitmore’s GROW model a shot because each step forward will get you closer to success! G is for Goal: You’ve identified your goal, but what’s the ultimate … Continue reading NAILED IT! NAVIGATING YOUR GOALS AND MULTIPLE JOB OFFERS
By Emily Nahem | Office of Career Planning Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired So you’ve impressed the recruiter with your resume and cover letter…now comes the next step – the interview. The job interview is to confirm that the position is a good fit for you and the company. The interviewer is most likely interviewing multiple candidates, so it’s crucial to make a great … Continue reading 7 INTERVIEW TIPS TO GET YOU HIRED