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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Four Ways to Leverage Your LinkedIn Profile

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.  

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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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Meet the Employers of the 2021 Virtual Career Fair

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 careerservices@umgc.edu or 240-684-2720 if we can be of further assistance to you.

Events to Help You Prepare for the 2021 Virtual Career Fair

February is here and that means the UMGC 2021 Virtual Career Fair is just a month away! As a UMGC student or alum, we know you’re hard at work pursuing your 2021 career goals. That’s why your Career Services team has several upcoming webinars to help you prepare for the Virtual Career Fair. Continue below for more information and to register.  

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Seven Strategies for Success at a Virtual Career Fair

Modern technology has made it easier than ever for jobseekers and employers to connect via virtual hiring events. At a virtual career fair, employers set up online booths with information about job openings, company culture, and advancement opportunities, and can chat one-on-one with attendees.  To help you best prepare for the upcoming UMGC Virtual Career Fair on March 12, follow the seven steps below.

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UMGC Mentors Offer Career Advice for Students

January is National Mentoring Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the career-boosting power of mentoring relationships—especially for students.

“At UMGC, we know that mentoring can make all the difference in someone’s career,” says UMGC Assistant Director of Career Programming Cathy Francois. “That’s why we offer our career mentor program, Community Connect, which helps students and alumni tap into the power of the UMGC community.”

In honor of National Mentoring Month, here’s what some of UMGC’s alumni career mentors have to say about their motivation for mentoring and career insights.

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