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.
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.
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.
Spring is a great time to strengthen your professional skills and check in on the progress of your career goals. Your Career Services team has some great virtual events coming up to help you get to where you want to go. Continue below for more information and to register.
Although a few years ago Tom Huff had a good job working as an assistant manager for a big box retailer, he had his sights set on a career in IT.
When he enrolled at UMGC, ultimately he decided to pursue a dual major and earn a bachelor’s degree in both computer networking and cybersecurity.
LinkedIn is the world’s leading social network for professionals. According to Forbes, “LinkedIn is, far and away, the most advantageous social networking tool available to business professionals today.” With this platform growing more and more overtime, many are wondering what’s the rave all about and how they can take advantage too? Continue below for four ways to leverage your LinkedIn profile for career success.
By Jesse Varsalone
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for information security analysts is projected to increase 31% from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all other occupations. Although the demand for cybersecurity jobs continues to grow, anyone interested in pursuing a career must figure out where to invest the time and resources needed to rise above the competition.
The UMGC 2021 Virtual Career Fair is fast approaching. This year’s participating employers have been announced. To put your best foot forward with hiring employers, check out the job offerings below in your specific area of study – Business, Arts and Sciences, and Cyber and IT.
Download the offerings to start doing your research on which open positions may be of interest to you. Be sure to do your homework and identify specific positions you want to ask recruiters about during the Virtual Career Fair.
If you want additional information on how to prepare, be sure to register for a future Virtual Career Fair prep session. Check out the events page in CareerQuest to get started today.
Your UMGC Career Services team is here to support you. No matter what your career goals, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-684-2720 if we can be of further assistance to you.
UMGC’s 2021 Virtual Career Fair on March 12 is full of opportunities for you to connect with businesses that are hiring. More than 65 unique employers are participating in this year’s fair, and all of them are looking for UMGC students and alumni to fill internship and career-launch opportunities.
Here are five ways to make a great impression on recruiters during the Virtual Career Fair and boost your chances of making it to the next stage in the hiring process.
Are you underemployed at the moment? If so, you’re not alone. Thanks to the global pandemic, many who are usually gainfully employed may find themselves out of a job or working in a position outside their desired career path.
Here’s how to navigate a pandemic-related career detour and get back on track with your goals.