Six Tips for Thriving in a Virtual Workplace 

The pandemic has contributed to the current state of hybrid and remote working. The Owl Labs 2021 State of Remote Work survey reports that nearly 70 percent of full-time U.S. workers have worked remotely—with many still doing so. The survey also states that productivity did not change, with 90 percent of the employees who worked from home during the pandemic were either more productive or stayed the same. To be successful working remotely you will need to consider the following six tips. 

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How to Write a Job-Winning Resume

An effective resume will tell a reader the story of your career. It should not be generic—instead it should be tailored to your industry of choice. Your resume should be clear and should be able to be understood by anyone who reads it. So, how do you write a job-winning resume? Continue below for tips you can implement today to strengthen your resume.  

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What Can I Do With This Major?

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. 

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Leveraging Career Services to Step Up Your Job Search

The tools and advice you receive from UMGC Career Services (e.g., advising sessions, informational sessions, webinars, and virtual career fairs, etc.) are intended to assist you on your career journey. Career development and career exploration is a lifelong process that is intended to be nurtured and not rushed. UMGC understands this concept which is why they provide lifelong access to career support. Continue below for tips on how to leverage your career fair prep in your ongoing job search.  

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Five Strategies for Success at a Virtual Career Fair

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.   

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