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.
There is no doubt that 2021 was not shy of career news and trends. From The Great Resignation to mastering the virtual interview and to learning how to network again, here are some of the top blog posts from your UMGC Career Services team in 2021.
The cybersecurity field is experiencing tremendous growth. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates a 31 percent growth in information security jobs from 2019 to 2029. On the other side, cyber crime is also on the rise, leading to a heightened demand for cybersecurity professionals. Making the leap to a career in cybersecurity requires a strategy that incorporates your transferrable skills, background and experience. Below are five steps to help make your transition a smooth one:
Are you looking for a new job? If so, now is a great time to make your next career move. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported an uptick in job openings, with a notable increase in positions within professional and business services, among other fields.
It’s almost time to submit your application for the Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF). This year the application window will open on September 28thand close on October 12th. For more information about the PMF Program and how to apply, please continue below.
Have you worked in an environment where harmony among team members, powerful thought leadership, and interpersonal conflict resolution are commonplace? Then you have been part of a high-performance team. A high-performance team is defined as a group of people with specific roles and complimentary talents and skills, who are aligned with and committed to a common purpose, who consistently show high levels of collaboration and innovation, produce superior results, and extinguish radical or extreme opinions. Managing a high-performing team can be challenging—continue below for strategies to help you succeed.
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.
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.
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.