Informational interviews can play a powerful part in your career development. Following best practices can make all the difference in forging mutually beneficial career connections.
Taking a single course or a full certificate is a worthwhile investment in your career that many companies will sponsor in order to retain great talent. In so doing, many organizations offer
Sponsored by Epic—a mobile wallet and self-checkout app that incorporates computer vision and augmented reality—the recent Niantic Augmented Reality event saw a lively and engaging Fireside chat
Every year, I make a New Year’s resolution. And every year—somewhere around the first week of February—that resolution goes out the window.
Volunteering your time is the epitome of altruism, but a related benefit to your selfless service is that it can also give you a career boost.
In this webinar, "Creating Your Job Search Strategy: Practical Tips to Find and Land Your Next Role," career coach and consultant Erin Ewart presents strategies for managing your time, and shares
With summer fading into fall, there’s a sense of change in the air. Leaves turning bright hues. Preparing for the dreaded time change. And with this transition, are you thinking about changing
In 2016, Lou Adler (CEO of performance-based Hiring Learning Systems) and LinkedIn conducted a survey of former job seekers, asking how they landed their current job. According to the findings, “
Career coaches, hiring managers and pundits agree that today’s careers are less likely to be linear and more waves of continuous learning and re-invention. What does that mean?
There are dozens of reasons why professionals exit the workforce. They’re caring for small children. Or they are in the armed forces. Or they are diagnosed with a serious illness or injury. Or
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Feel your stress levels rising? Stop, take a moment and try one of our five easy ways to get the stress out of your day. Post this by your desk so when you need it, you've got a handy visual
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Earlier this month, I posted some ways to reduce the stress and anxiety that might come from various life situations. Here are seven videos to guide you toward greater mindfulness and becoming
We are proud to announce that we’ve been named “Best Continuing Education for 2018” in an Oakland Magazine reader's poll. An East Bay institution since 1891, UC Berkeley Extension now helps tens
One in five Americans is affected by mental health conditions, including anxiety. It happens to the best of us. You feel as if you keep putting off making a change in your life. Or maybe your
Have you heard of the new career trend sweeping the nation? It’s called the “Side-Hustle” and it enables career changers to test the waters of a new career or pursue a passion without quitting
With an eye on increasing diversity in the workforce, here are some interesting videos to bring inspiration, awareness and thought-provoking ideas on the power of inclusion.
Although the statistics point to a growing and more diverse U.S. population, we continue to see patterns of unequal representation in the workforce. The gender pay gap persists in the U.S.
There are numerous resources at your disposal to ensure that you don’t go off-balance when taking a single course or a full certificate’s curriculum. Here are my favorite tips that are not only
Everybody has their own thoughts on how to achieve a work/life balance—or if a work/life balance is even realistic. We culled through the top YouTube videos on how others are finding work/life/
The concept of achieving and maintaining work/life balance feels like one of those buzzwords that is touted, but not often fully ingrained in the corporate culture. When a 40-hour work week looks
We recently had the pleasure to join together to celebrate the must-deserved recipients of the 2018 Honored Instructor Awards.
Employee engagement has stagnated over the past decade or so.
Here’s some “food for thought” to help ease your transition.
Online learning, as with any academic endeavor, does require significant effort and a commitment to keeping up with the assignments and engaging with the course material.
If you are exploring a new professional area of interest, you may want to set up an informational interview.
Researchers were startled to find that "71% of in-demand skills are required across two or more job categories."
A list of resources that includes general job search, information-gathering and resource building tools across all disciplines and professional subject areas.
How do you decide if it is time to make a change?
Nearly 1 in 5 employees (about 21 percent of the workforce) are planning to leave their current employers.
Interviewing is essential for your growth, expanding your network, understanding your value in the marketplace and crafting a career that will meet your highest goals.
A professional portfolio, in either electronic or hard-copy format, showcases your skills, experiences and accomplishments to a potential employer.
A well-written cover letter gives you an opportunity to clearly demonstrate your suitability for the desired position and lets potential employers get to know you better.
A well-written cover letter gives you an opportunity to clearly demonstrate your suitability for the desired position and give potential employers a chance to get to know you better
It is your responsibility to take advantage of the opportunities that occur and achieve your goals. No one else is going to manage your career for you.