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.

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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

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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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

UMUC 2015 VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR

The UMUC 2015 Virtual Career Fair will connect UMUC students and alumni directly with more than 20 employers with nationwide career opportunities from the comfort of your home, smartphone or tablet. Register today to connect with companies such as Amtrak, Travelers, and General Dynamics.

Join your fellow UMUC community members on Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. (EDT) to connect in real time with employers seeking to recruit top talent. Click here to register.

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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!