UMGC Career Fair Highlights Opportunities in Current Labor Market

Are you looking for a new job? Now just might be the perfect time to make your next career move. That’s because the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in January, the U.S. had a record 11.3 million available jobs—and not enough workers to fill them.  

To give UMGC students and alumni the chance to seize these opportunities, UMGC is hosting its seventh annual Virtual Career Fair on March 25. Sponsored by Revature, Peterson Technologies and Apex Systems, the career fair connects job seekers with companies that are actively trying to hire qualified candidates for open positions. 

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How to Write a Job-Winning Resume

An effective resume will tell a reader the story of your career. It should not be generic—instead it should be tailored to your industry of choice. Your resume should be clear and should be able to be understood by anyone who reads it. So, how do you write a job-winning resume? Continue below for tips you can implement today to strengthen your resume.  

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What Can I Do With This Major?

A common question asked during career advising appointments is, “What can I do with this major?” Prospective students are often more interested in their probability of success, job prospects, and potential salary, while current students want to know about career paths and job titles. It’s often assumed that a successful career is tied directly to a specific degree rather than a combination of a degree and work experience (such as internships or participation in student or professional organizations). So, this question is really an opportunity to explore a major and the concentrations within that degree program. Continue below for strategies to help you decide which major is right for you. 

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Job Searching After a Hiatus

Returning to work after a break, regardless of the duration, can be challenging. Whether your break was due to personal reasons or unemployment, knowing what to do to prepare for your return to work can boost your confidence and increase your chances of restarting your career. Continue below for five effective tips to reenter the workforce. 

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What Can Career Services Do for You?

As a UMGC student or graduate, you have lifetime access to the University’s complimentary career tools and resources. Whether you are entering the workforce, changing careers, or climbing the corporate ladder, UMGC’s Career Services is here to support you at any point in your career. Continue below for a closer look. 

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