A career changer's guide to navigating UC Berkeley Extension and the job search Process. Get an orientation to the benefits of continuing education, and gain an understanding of the specific opportunities that exist at UC Berkeley Extension. Learn to think strategically about your academic experience, and get expert advice from a career services specialists.
In Chapter 5 of 21 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, creative director and educator Lauren Serota answers "How Are Your Aspirations Changing As Your Experience Grows?" Now in her third-year working at frog design, Serota shares how her career aspirations are becoming less about individual recognition and more about sharing knowledge to improve how others learn and live. She reflects to a time when her goals were more narcissistic and how her goals have progressively shifted.
In Chapter 9 of 21 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, legal search and consulting firm executive James McCormick answers "What Does It Mean to Perform Under Pressure in the Work That You Do?" He notes the high stakes that come with helping his professional clients make job changes. He learns to manage the pressure in his work by being calm and consistent and aware of his emotions. His work also involves competing against other firms to fill jobs, performing comes down to reliability.
In Chapter 11 of 19 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, New York City reporter Yoav Gonen answers "How Are Your Responsibilities Changing As Your Career Evolves?" As he gains experience, Gonen shares how his bosses trust him more and give him more independence. The additional responsibility pushes Gonen to take more control of what and how beat reporting topics get covered and frees up his editors to focus on other pressing needs. Yoav Gonen is a reporter and for the New York Post.
In Chapter 4 of 17 in his 2012 interview, London entrepreneur and Moo.com CEO Richard Moross answers "How Are Your Personal Priorities Changing As You Get Older?" To truly be a success, Moross notes it is about being well-rounded personally as much or more than it is being financially prosperous in business. Rather than be a successful businessman who is a "lonely rich guy" Moross makes sure to invest time and effort in becoming a successful human being. Moross is founder and CEO of Moo.com.
In Chapter 3 of 17 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, non-profit executive Kyung B. Yoon spotlights a time early in her career when she left a secure job at the World Bank for an entry-level job in broadcast journalism. She remembers how her Korean immigrant parents tied having a secure profession to happiness and how she had to learn to understand their point of view as it applied to caring for their daughter. Kyung is the executive director of the Korean American Community Foundation.