Five Myths About Security Clearances for Federal Jobs

As a job seeker you may have come across a job that looks like a great fit. You meet all of the requirements, except one. You do not have a U.S. security clearance.  What should you do? Many job seekers believe that they can just pay for a security clearance themselves or that the one that they had previously is still active. Below are some common myths that job seekers believe about security clearances.Continue Reading

When to Do What: An Action Plan for Military Transition Success

Transitioning out of the military can be both scary and exciting, and is often overwhelming.  I recently conducted a webinar to help simplify the career-related aspects of this into simple action steps so that you know what to do and when to do it.  The webinar gives more details, but here are some of the highlights:Continue Reading

The Power of Mentorship

Whether you are transitioning into a new career field or looking for advice on how to climb the corporate ladder in your current profession, mentorship can be a great avenue for expanding your professional network and identifying the direction in which you want to take your career. While having a mentor is a great idea for both your personal and professional growth, knowing where to begin to find the right person to offer such guidance may be a bit challenging.

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Everything You Need to Succeed at the Career Fair

Career fairs are a wonderful opportunity for you to meet recruiters and learn more about potential employment opportunities. To ensure career fair success, attendees will need to put their best foot forward and prepare in advance. To help students and alumni prepare for the 2016 UMUC Spring Career Fair being held both in-person and online on March 10, here  are a few tips to help you prepare and give you the confidence you need to find your next career opportunity.Continue Reading

The Importance of Building Your LinkedIn Brand

With the immersion of social media, career professionals can now quickly grow their online footprint with a simple click-of-a-mouse. Having a strong online brand will ensure you are connecting with the right individuals to maximize, expand, and enhance your career connections. However, in order to build a strong online personal brand, you first must understand the social media sites and tools available to help you leverage your opportunities.Continue Reading

Career Tools to Boost Your Job Search

Did you know that as a UMUC student or alumnus/a, you have exclusive access to a variety of online career tools that can assist in your job search and career development? You might already know that UMUC Career Services offers career advising appointments and hosts career events including employer recruiting sessions and informational webinars. However, most people are not familiar with the seven online, self-service tools housed within our CareerQuest job platform.Continue Reading