You’re hired. What’s your next move?

Before you start your new job, you can prepare, meet the boss, set up, a plan to advance your career, and scope out the organization’s needs.

Dean PK Agarwal offers up these tips to get started, even before you start your job.

Acing the Final Interview

In the job search journey, when you finally get to talk to the hiring manager, it’s the most competitive it’s going to be. Everyone in the candidate pool is qualified to do the job. Learn more about how you can differentiate yourself in this blog by UCSC Santa Cruz Dean P.K. Agarwal.

Mentoring Experience from Software Quality Engineers

A software technology mentorship panel with more than 100 years of shared experience offer some practical advice about how to get ahead in the industry.

Ready for the 10-minute phone interview?

There are several key steps to securing a new job. In this blog, UCSC Silicon Valley Dean PK Agarwal talks about how to ace the initial interview with a hiring manager.

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Laid off. Crisis or Opportunity?

We’ve seen thousands of layoffs in the San Francisco Bay area alone and if you’ve experienced this kind of sudden change, it can be an emotional roller coaster. Here’s some advice from UCSC Silicon Valley Dean P.K. Agarwal about how to set yourself for a better opportunity.

Man at the beach with the ocean behind him.

Veteran imagines UX design job pipeline

A career in UX design is a long way from working as a Navy photographer and plunging 91 feet to the ocean floor to document explosive ordinance cleanups off the coast of Africa.

Career wisdom from the rink

So much of our career success is determined by where we set our gaze, the goals we set for ourselves, the relationships we build and the risks we take. When I was growing up, I was fascinated by computer technologies. I dove passionately into the world of technology and it has been quite a journey. 

The Recipe for Career Success: Technical Skills + Soft, Interpersonal Skills

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!

Emerging From the Chaos: A More Successful You?

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?

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Toolbox for the career search: personal branding and job interviews

In “Redesigning Your Career: An Accelerated Workshop,” Reynold Lewke teaches job seekers how to craft a personal brand and prepare for job interviews.

LinkedIn’s All Star status is more than a rating

“LinkedIn is an iterative process. Use it to meet new people, build trust, cultivate relationships and always engage.”

The window to your professional world— build a great resume

Make it crystal clear why you’re the right match for the position you’re specifically targeting.