I think we all can agree COVID-19 completely threw us for a loop in 2020. Thousands lost jobs and the economy suffered significantly. Now, as the economy rebuilds, many job seekers are trying to figure out what has changed in the hiring process and how to effectively job search. If you are in the market for a new job, check out these five ways to navigate a job search post-pandemic.
What is a career change?
A career change is the process of taking on a role that differs from your current work role. There are different reasons you may be considering a new position, but any move requires an action plan and reflection.
Professionals change careers for various reasons, including: a change in salary requirements, a desire to have a less stressful job, a need for better work-life balance, aspirations to be challenged or acquire new skills, and/or a feeling of lacking passion for a current role.
No matter the reason you are considering a career change, it will require a strategy and intentionality. Continue below for the four types of career changers and tips for how you can prepare to make the leap.
Changing careers can be exciting, but a common challenge of many career changers is a lack of experience in the field they want to enter. Sure, they have transferrable skills, but without any direct experience career changers often struggle to demonstrate how their skillset is relevant to a desired job opportunity. Continue below for tips on how to rebrand your resume for a new career.
Although a few years ago Tom Huff had a good job working as an assistant manager for a big box retailer, he had his sights set on a career in IT.
When he enrolled at UMGC, ultimately he decided to pursue a dual major and earn a bachelor’s degree in both computer networking and cybersecurity.
LinkedIn is the world’s leading social network for professionals. According to Forbes, “LinkedIn is, far and away, the most advantageous social networking tool available to business professionals today.” With this platform growing more and more overtime, many are wondering what’s the rave all about and how they can take advantage too? Continue below for four ways to leverage your LinkedIn profile for career success.
By Jesse Varsalone
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for information security analysts is projected to increase 31% from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all other occupations. Although the demand for cybersecurity jobs continues to grow, anyone interested in pursuing a career must figure out where to invest the time and resources needed to rise above the competition.
One year into the pandemic, and we’ve gotten into the rhythm of working from home. Virtual tools have become second nature to us, and face-to-face is happening in a new way: over video.
Life goes on despite the coronavirus, and for some, that means so do job interviews. While you may be comfortable meeting with people you know over video, it can be more challenging to make a great first impression virtually when you’re trying to find a new job.
Here are some things to consider to up your virtual interview game and help you land the next position of your dreams.
The UMGC 2021 Virtual Career Fair is fast approaching. This year’s participating employers have been announced. To put your best foot forward with hiring employers, check out the job offerings below in your specific area of study – Business, Arts and Sciences, and Cyber and IT.
Download the offerings to start doing your research on which open positions may be of interest to you. Be sure to do your homework and identify specific positions you want to ask recruiters about during the Virtual Career Fair.
If you want additional information on how to prepare, be sure to register for a future Virtual Career Fair prep session. Check out the events page in CareerQuest to get started today.
Your UMGC Career Services team is here to support you. No matter what your career goals, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-684-2720 if we can be of further assistance to you.
Career fairs are a wonderful way to identify career opportunities, but the work does not stop once it’s over. Make the most of the connections you made at this year’s UMGC Virtual Career Fair and increase your chances of success by following the four tips below.
Whether you are a full-time student or juggling a full-time job and school, gaining the necessary experience for your chosen career field can be difficult. That’s why the upcoming 2021 Virtual Career Fair on March 12 is the perfect time to gain the experience you need. More than 50 unique employers will participate in this year’s fair, and many of them are seeking UMGC students and alumni to fill internship and career launch opportunities. Continue below for a glimpse of some of the internship and recent graduate opportunities participating employers are seeking talent for.