Are you quiet at work?

Wherever you are in your professional life the UCR Alumni team is here to support you.  Check out these 6 resources to help you nail your job search or advance in your career: 

Are you quiet at work? 

Susan Cain, expert on introversion, recently partnered up with Steelcase to address the need for quiet spaces in open offices where many are, according to Cain, ‘mentally suffering’. Check Cain’s story to find inspiration, tap into your strengths and advance in your workplace.

 

Hate Networking

Breaking your job search and networking strategy down into small actionable steps can help reduce how overwhelming the search can feel. Use our step by step networking guide  and join our webinar on networking to automate the process and find internal advocates.  

 

Linked In or Out?

Building a strong LinkedIn network via customized LinkedIn invitations and regular posting is key. Join our Group to connect with fellow Highlander in your industry or company of interest. 

Does your job hate you? 

Understanding who you are—your interests, skills and motivators—through a career self-assessment offered by the Career Center can help you find your best fit and give you the impetus to make those big career decisions to move ahead. 

Hire a Highlander

Levitt Law is looking for a former business major for full-time executive assistant for a client.  Someone with practical experience in construction or real estate development would be helpful. Job is based in Ontario, CA. Email scott@levittlawca.com with resume and cover letter to be considered.

Your Career Questions Answered 

I often attend meetings in which everyone is talking and I can’t get a word in. How do I get into the discussion without seeming rude? 

First, check your non-verbal communication. Are you present at the table, following the action? Be sure to sit up tall, square off to the speaker, and actively listen. When you have something to say, lean in and use appropriate gestures, while turning up your volume a notch. If people keep talking over you, try addressing the speaker by name to break into the conversation, as in, ‘Scotty, I’d like to add to that point.’ People usually pause when they hear their names.

Have a career question? Send your questions to alumnicareers@ucr.edu. 

For more alumni career services resources, visit our Career Services website.  Not a member? Join today!

 

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