LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking website. It can be used to expand your network, to find internships or employment, or to build and strengthen professional relationships. Additionally, a LinkedIn profile can be used to connect people with job opportunities.
Technological advances have changed the way we search for jobs. The internet provides global access to potential employers and their open positions. However, while access to information and researching companies is now easier, there are still some important things to keep in mind.
Making a career change is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Here are seven essential areas you should explore during your career change.
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 2022 Virtual Career Fair on March 25 is the perfect time to gain the experience you need. More than 60 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.
The virtual interview is here to stay. While virtual interviews have a lot in common with their traditional counterparts, there are still a few differences that candidates should prepare for before the interview. Continue below for tips to help you ace your next virtual interview.
A common question asked during career advising appointments is, “What can I do with this major?” Prospective students are often more interested in their probability of success, job prospects, and potential salary, while current students want to know about career paths and job titles. It’s often assumed that a successful career is tied directly to a specific degree rather than a combination of a degree and work experience (such as internships or participation in student or professional organizations). So, this question is really an opportunity to explore a major and the concentrations within that degree program. Continue below for strategies to help you decide which major is right for you.
Today’s modern technology makes it easier than ever for jobseekers and employers to connect via virtual hiring events. At a virtual career fair, employers set up online booths with information about job openings, company culture, and advancement opportunities, and can chat one-on-one with attendees. Perhaps the greatest perk of a virtual event is you can attend from wherever you live around the globe. Continue below for five steps to prepare for the upcoming UMGC 2022 Virtual Career Fair on Friday, March 25.
Returning to work after a break, regardless of the duration, can be challenging. Whether your break was due to personal reasons or unemployment, knowing what to do to prepare for your return to work can boost your confidence and increase your chances of restarting your career. Continue below for five effective tips to reenter the workforce.
The UMGC 2022 Virtual Career Fair will be here soon! Join us on Friday, March 25 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. online. To help you begin preparing for the Virtual Career Fair, join us for a series of online career webinars to help you catch the attention of participating employers.
Mentoring can have a powerful impact on a student’s career development. In honor of National Mentoring Month in January, we’re sharing stories from our students about how this life-changing relationship is helping them shape—and achieve—their professional goals.