Four Ways to Ace Your Virtual Job Interview

Job hunting in the age of the global pandemic? If you are, you’ve probably noticed that many face-to-face activities, such as the job interview, have been replaced with their virtual counterparts.

With health and safety at the forefront of everyone’s minds, companies are turning to technology to connect with job candidates.

While you may feel comfortable selling your skills in person, doing the same thing via video conference comes with its own set of challenges. Here are some tips to help you ace your virtual interview and land the job.

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Prepare for and Attend the Spring Career Fair

March is here, and you know what that means: the UMGC Spring Career Fairs are just days away! As a UMGC student or alum, we know you are hard at work pursuing your 2020 career goals. As you work toward these ambitions, your Career Services team is here to support you every step of the way and to help you identify new opportunities. 

With this month’s career events, tune in to a prep session for each career fair, attend the virtual or in-person UMGC 2020 Spring Career Fair (or better yet, both!). Continue below for more information and to register. 

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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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Tips for Post Career Fair Success

Career fairs are a great place to learn about professional opportunities and connect with recruiters, but that’s just the beginning of your job search. The reality is that job hunting is a process, so it’s important to work the process and continue building upon your career fair efforts with an effective follow-up plan. Continue below for more information on best practices following a career fair.  

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Be More Strategic at Work

If you work just about anywhere, there’s no doubt you’ve heard the term “strategic” being tossed around. Although it may seem like a buzzword that only applies to those in the corner office, this approach to work is important for everyone who wants to make their way up the ladder an advance in their careers.

But what, exactly, does it mean to be strategic?

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