Leveraging Your Skills for Freelancing

If you’re thinking about becoming a freelancer, youre not alone! A freelancer refers to someone who is self-employed and provides a service to clients and the community is growing. Statista, a business data platform, predicts that by 2028 there will be over 86 million freelancers. If you’re interested in freelancing but not sure where to begin, continue below for five strategies to help you get started 

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How to Prepare for the Virtual Career Fair

Virtual career fairs provide the opportunity to meet several potential employers in an online setting, expand your network, and learn about positions you may want to apply for. The main advantage of attending a virtual career fair is the accessibility it offers, because attendees can live anywhere in the world and still participate. To help you best prepare for the upcoming virtual UMGC 2020 Spring Career Fair on March 12, follow these five steps below.

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Five Ways Volunteering Impacts Your Career

EDITOR’S NOTE:  We officially changed our name from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) on July 1, 2019. News stories posted on the Career Connection blog are now using the new UMGC name. However, because the transition to the university’s new name will take several months to complete, you may still see the UMUC name, logo and look on our website and other materials through early 2020. 

Volunteering allows you to give back to your community and provides personal and professional growth. Whether you are serving on a community association board, raising money for scholarships, or organizing an event, these are just some of the types of opportunities you could participate in to put your current skills to work and to develop new ones. However, before deciding to volunteer, consider the following:

  1. Why do you want to volunteer?
  2. How will volunteering for this organization help you reach your goal?

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Tips for Choosing the Best Resume Type

Your resume is a self-marketing tool that outlines your skills and experiences so an employer can see, at a glance, how you can contribute to their organization. The goal of an effective resume is to highlight and summarize your qualifications. When crafting a resume, it is important to decide what you want to emphasize so you can choose the best resume type to fit your needs. Continue below for explanations of each resume type.

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Five Tips to Prepare for an In-Person Career Fair

To get the most out of UMUC’s In-Person 2019 Spring Career Fair, you will need to prepare in advance. At this year’s in-person event, you will have the opportunity to meet with more than 50 employers and network with other job seekers, fellow students, alumni, faculty and staff.  This type of event could pay off for you if you plan and prepare properly. The tips below can help you maximize your opportunities at the In-Person Spring Career Fair.

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