FIGHT OR FLIGHT – TIPS FOR CONQUERING CAREER SEARCH FEARS

Quell your Job Search Anxiety By Robyn Kurland | Former GGU Counseling Intern | Office of Career & Life Design  The job-seeking process, from career exploration to salary negotiations, can be overwhelming and the lack of control can often lead to justified fear. Each step brings its’ own challenges, and it is tempting to want to procrastinate or avoid the work altogether. Here are some tips on how to … Continue reading FIGHT OR FLIGHT – TIPS FOR CONQUERING CAREER SEARCH FEARS

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

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

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?

OLDER, NOT OLD!

Job Search Tips for Baby Boomers By Joana Scharinger, Office of Career Planning More than 30% of the US workforce consists of baby boomers (among 55-75 years old). This population is known for having a strong work ethic, being independent, competitive, and not planning to leave the work world! In fact, 85% of baby boomers plan to work into their 70’s (even 80’s)!  However, more … Continue reading OLDER, NOT OLD!