Five Ways to Successfully Job Search Post-Pandemic

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. 

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Changing Lanes in Your Career Without Steering Off the Road

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.  

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Six Powerful Ways to Rebrand Your Resume for a New Career

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. 

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Step Up Your Video Interview Game

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.

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Career Tools for Professional Development Success

Are you familiar with the UMGC’s career tools available to students and alumni? Whether you are entering the workforce, changing careers, or climbing the corporate ladder at your current job, check out UMGC’s career tools to aid you in any step of your career progression. Continue Reading

Leveraging Your Skills for Freelancing

If you’re thinking about becoming a freelancer, youre not alone! A freelancer refers to someone who is self-employed and provides a service to clients and the community is growing. Statista, a business data platform, predicts that by 2028 there will be over 86 million freelancers. If you’re interested in freelancing but not sure where to begin, continue below for five strategies to help you get started 

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Internships & Experiential Career Opportunities at the 2020 UMGC Spring Career Fairs

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. More than 70 unique employers will participate in the upcoming 2020 Spring Career Fairs, and many of them are seeking UMGC students and alumni to fill internship and experiential career opportunities. Continue below for a glimpse at the various types of internship opportunities participating employers are seeking talent for.

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How to Prepare for the Virtual Career Fair

Virtual career fairs provide the opportunity to meet several potential employers in an online setting, expand your network, and learn about positions you may want to apply for. The main advantage of attending a virtual career fair is the accessibility it offers, because attendees can live anywhere in the world and still participate. To help you best prepare for the upcoming virtual UMGC 2020 Spring Career Fair on March 12, follow these five steps below.

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