What are the top 10 soft skills you need to be job ready and grow your career? Learn about them in the new UCSC Silicon Valley online Soft Skills course. It’s free!
Sure, it’s been an incredibly tough job market for many of us and the horizon is still uncertain. Consider, however, the latest labor news out of the California Employment Development Department on hot, Silicon Valley jobs.
The Silicon Valley leisure and hospitality sector posted the most new jobs last month but still remained the highest unemployed sector.
The recent spike in unemployment has shaken up the typical unemployment trends in California, pushing up smaller, rural communities in the rankings. The Silicon Valley region dropped to No. 5 in unemployment, tied with Modoc County.
In this video by P.K. Agarwal, dean of UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, you’ll hear some tips for navigating the professional world during the pandemic.
Unemployment numbers may be grim, but change is afoot. UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Dean P.K. Agarwal talks about The Shape of the Future.
Here’s a context for the current challenging economic times due to the coronavirus. Remember: this too shall pass, says P.K. Agarwal, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension dean.
Now that we’re looking at an extended period of living mostly within the confines of our own homes and working remotely, it may be the perfect time to refocus our professional outlook and reflect on how to push forward even while the ground is shifting below us. Is there an opportunity in this crisis that we come out of it more successful, personally and professionally?
In “Redesigning Your Career: An Accelerated Workshop,” Reynold Lewke teaches job seekers how to craft a personal brand and prepare for job interviews.
Silicon Valley unemployment dropped in December 2019 to 2.2 percent.
“The end of the year is often a time of reflection.”
California celebrated its 114th month of job expansion in August and Silicon Valley and the greater San Francisco Bay area … More
The state’s 112-month employment expansion is the second-longest on record.
“Overcoming failure can set you on a new and better path.”
“Would you be brave enough to do this?”
The biggest job gain for Santa Clara County was in the Information sector.
“If it’s viable, it will grow.”
Year over year, the Silicon Valley information industry gained 9,200 jobs.
The biggest job gains in March were in the government arena.
“While you are busy focusing on your business I am busy in the details of your business…”
“LinkedIn is an iterative process. Use it to meet new people, build trust, cultivate relationships and always engage.”
Make it crystal clear why you’re the right match for the position you’re specifically targeting.
What do you bring to their table?
“It’s been a tight market—even in this (EDA) niche.”
“Not everybody will be working directly in AI.”
“Don’t wait around for some day.”
“I have never landed any internship, fellowship or job just from the traditional interview process.”
“AI Frontiers is a great opportunity for our students.”
“We need to know what to track and how.”
“Now I have organization and structure and clients.”