UMUC’s December Career Events

UMUC’s December career topic is social sciences! Your UMUC Career Services office will host four career webinars to help UMUC students and alumni navigate the social sciences industries. These brief online sessions can help you obtain the knowledge, tools, and confidence needed to take your career to the next level. There will also be an employer session with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Checkout the details for each event below, and use the links provided to register!

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UMUC’s November Career Events

UMUC’s November career topic is accounting and finance. Your UMUC Career Services office will host four career prep webinars to help you get ready for the next step in your professional journey, and will also host an employer session with Rose Financial Solutions. These brief online sessions can help you obtain the knowledge, tools, and confidence you need to take your career to the next level. Checkout the details for each event below, and use the links provided to register!Continue Reading

3 TIPS TO HELP BUILD YOUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORK

Networking Isn’t a Four Letter Word.

Networking can be hard. When I was a kid, no one told me that I would grow up and have to go into these rooms with other people who would throw these little stiff pieces of paper at me and then expect me to call them. I missed out on the class where they told me that I would have to go to these events to have awkward moments in the name of becoming a better business person. Truthfully, maybe if I had been warned, I might not have gone. But, the other truth is that I probably wasn’t warned because most of my teachers didn’t like this “necessity” of business life either.Continue Reading

Over 50 And Job Searching Tips

Many mature employees, age 50 or older, approach the job search with a defeated attitude. Prejudice against older workers can still be a factor in the market and workers over 50 should be prepared to convince prospective employers that they aren’t too old to learn new things and they have the energy to work as hard as people in their 20s. Companies are looking for workers who can easily adapt to change, have current skills, learn new things and are technology savvy.

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Looking to Advance Your Career?

The most important advice I can offer is to be careful about following someone else’s advice.

I tell people that in a sense each of us is a storyteller. How we act, what we say and how we say it, how we dress, how we treat people, how professional (or non-professional) we act, and on and on, each represent a part of the story we tell everyone around us about ourselves. It is critical that your story be true to what you are, not what someone else is. If you try to be someone else, generally (unless you are an experienced politician) your story will ring false and not be of value.Continue Reading

2015 UMUC Resume Clinic

Are you considering a career change, looking for a new job, or interested in expanding your professional network?

Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to network with UMUC MBA students and alumni at the 2015 Resume Clinic. Receive complimentary resume reviews and career tips on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Academic Center – Largo, Auditorium.  This event is complimentary, but you must register to attend.Continue Reading

Game Plan Your Career

Every great sports coach or even player prepares a thorough game plan prior to every game. The best coaches and players study film and know a great deal of moves the opponent will make. They spend countless hours dissecting where they or other players failed to execute and they can see why plays collapsed or worked well. The coaches then share their notes with their players and show them the same things they saw on film and the players work on their areas of improvement in practice. A game plan to improve their skills is executed for the next game. Do you take this same approach when deciding your career and taking action to your career search? Every moment of your career search, from how you assess yourself (self-assessment) to how you market yourself, to how to determine the right fit in a company should be done with a thorough game plan.Continue Reading

TIPS TO ACHIEVE YOUR BEST RESUME

Summer’s here, and for me that only means one thing – time to head to the beach! Growing up at the Jersey shore, there’s nowhere that I love more. When going to the beach, there are some very obvious dos and don’ts. And when writing a resume, there are some very “similar” guidelines to follow! In the spirit of summer, here are some tips to help your resume (and beach trip!) be the best possible.Continue Reading

UMUC VIRTUAL CAREER WEEK

Screen Shot 2015-06-16 at 1.53.45 PMUMUC’s Career Week is right around the corner! Career Services will be hosting four career prep webinars to help you get ready for the next step in your professional journey. These brief online sessions can help give you with the knowledge, tools, and confidence you need to put your best foot forward and take your career to the next level.

Improve your resume and interview skills with Career Week webinars.

  • I’ve Got My Diploma, Now What? Tips on Launching a Job Search
    Monday, June 15 | noon–1 p.m. eastern time | RSVP
  • How to Effectively Market Yourself on a Resume
    Tuesday, June 16 | 7–8 p.m. eastern time | RSVP
  • 15 Things Not to Say or Do in an Interview
    Wednesday, June 17 | noon–1 p.m. eastern time | RSVP
  • Power of a Career Mentor
    Thursday, June 18 | 7–8 p.m. eastern time | RSVP

UMUC also offers a wide range of career resources through Career Services available to you at any time. We hope you can join us!