UMGC Career Fair Highlights Opportunities in Current Labor Market

Are you looking for a new job? Now just might be the perfect time to make your next career move. That’s because the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in January, the U.S. had a record 11.3 million available jobs—and not enough workers to fill them.  

To give UMGC students and alumni the chance to seize these opportunities, UMGC is hosting its seventh annual Virtual Career Fair on March 25. Sponsored by Revature, Peterson Technologies and Apex Systems, the career fair connects job seekers with companies that are actively trying to hire qualified candidates for open positions. 

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New Year, New Goals: Refresh Your Career Road Map for 2022

The pandemic may have derailed some of your personal plans over the past two years, but it doesn’t have to set your career aspirations off course.  

Many employers can’t find enough qualified candidates to fill their open positions. Employees are also leaving their jobs in record numbers as their priorities and needs have changed. This means now is a great time to prepare yourself to meet any new and exciting job opportunities you may encounter in the year ahead in the evolving labor market. 

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Four Ways to Get Back into the Networking Game

While the pandemic isn’t over yet, the world is opening up again in many places thanks to a growing number of vaccinated people and falling COVID-19 positivity rates. Tired of connecting by teleconference, phone or email, many are resuming the face-to-face coffee, lunch or happy hour dates we used to take for granted pre-pandemic.  

While some are embracing these in-person gatherings, others are feeling a bit out of practice. Regardless of which camp you fall into, here are four ways to help boost your confidence and get back in the networking game.

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