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Amazon Go (Get a New Job)

February 14, 2018 Opinion

Amazon’s latest feat of successfully opening and operating a nearly fully-automated “cashierless” convenience store, dubbed “Amazon Go,”  impressed me for two reasons. One, I’m from the Bay Area, which means I’ve been conditioned to eat, breathe and live tech. Two, they found a way to trick customers, who usually have an extremely difficult time returning ...

Career Services creates a new way to find a job

September 6, 2017 Life News

Students looking for jobs at SF State have just received a new, streamlined platform to make finding employers easier. The SF State Career Services and Leadership Development, or CSLD, partnered with the jobs site Handshake to make connecting students with employers more efficient. Handshake is a university recruitment platform that the director, Orlando Harris, calls ...

Wage negotiation can make or break your career

October 22, 2013 Opinion 2 Comments

Graphic by Holly Nall I’m sure you and I have both wondered, “Am I getting paid enough for this job?” We work at coffee shops and chain stores and earn minimum wage to pay the bills, but as we grow into degree-level professionals, the question is, how much should you be paid? There’s a lot ...

Design programs give résumés impact

October 8, 2013 Opinion 1 Comment

Graphic by Holly Nall Let me guess, every résumé you’ve ever made was on Word. Duh, you’re probably thinking to yourself. What else would I be making it on? Aren’t all résumés made like that? The answer is no. And this week, I’m going to tell you why you should ditch a word processor for a design ...

Social media flaws can prevent employment

October 1, 2013 Opinion

Graphic by Holly Nall In a generation that grew up in the rise of the Internet and boom of social media, it’s amazing to me how little my peers use it to its fullest potential. Everyone has their own concept of themselves through social media that they reveal through posts. We’ve all got friends with ...

Cover letters can make or break that job opportunity

September 25, 2013 Opinion 2 Comments

Graphic by Holly Nall Most of us can’t get past “To Whom It May Concern” and “My name is…” when starting our cover letters, granting us less than a second glance in the application stage. Cover letters are tricky business in the world of job applications. They provide a chance to put together everything you ...

Job hunting requires more than copy, paste

September 17, 2013 Opinion 1 Comment

We all have that friend who always brings up how “hard” he or she is looking for a job. That friend is always insisting he or she needs a job and is trying hard to find one, but end up scrolling through Facebook and sending out three emails with copied and pasted resumes and cover ...

Social media keeps job hunters LinkedIn

September 16, 2013 Opinion 1 Comment

While Facebook and Instagram are popular on college campuses, many college students aren’t comfortable with the social media tool that is specifically designed to land you a job: LinkedIn. According to a study done by Millennial Branding and AfterCollege, 46 percent of students have never used LinkedIn, and those who are using LinkedIn don’t use ...

Prepare interview tactics for success

September 9, 2013 Opinion 2 Comments

It doesn’t matter what your major, grades or career goals are: You will definitely be sitting at an interview sooner or later. You know the drill: fresh pressed conservative clothes, résumé in hand and arrive early. But still, there are many things our generation are still getting wrong in these interviews. The best way to avoid those ...

Vital steps for post-college success

September 3, 2013 Opinion 1 Comment

After four plus years of deadlines, all-nighters and books heavier than the Freshman 15, who doesn’t want to believe that they’ll score their dream job right when they step off that graduation stage? While it’s a great dream, the reality is that’s not likely to happen — at all. More and more college graduates aren’t ...