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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Tips for Navigating Career Change

According to a 2019 survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people change jobs an average of 12 times during their career. Whether it’s because they are unfulfilled at work, would like to do something entirely different, have been laid off from their job, or many other reasons, changing careers is not uncommon. Whether your career change is planned or unplanned, continue reading below for tips on how to navigate it.

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Seven Federal Job Search Tips for Recent Grads and Current Students

A career in the Federal Government can be very rewarding, but the process for obtaining a position can be challenging. The federal job search involves a different process and a different resume style than the conventional job search. Here are seven tips to assist you with landing a federal opportunity.

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Careers with the Central Intelligence Agency

EDITOR’S NOTE:  We officially changed our name from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) on July 1, 2019. News stories posted on the Career Connection blog are now using the new UMGC name. However, because the transition to the university’s new name will take several months to complete, you may still see the UMUC name, logo and look on our website and other materials through early 2020. 

If you’re looking to make a difference in your career, you might want to consider the global career opportunities at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The CIA is actively recruiting for the important job of keeping America safe.  The mission of the CIA is to preempt threats and further U.S. national security objectives by collecting intelligence that matters, producing objective all-source analysis, conducting effective covert action as directed by the President, and safeguarding the secrets that help keep our Nation safe. The agency hires individuals from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds to serve in roles both in the U.S. and overseas.
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Careers in Intelligence

EDITOR’S NOTE:  We officially changed our name from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) on July 1, 2019. News stories posted on the Career Connection blog are now using the new UMGC name. However, because the transition to the university’s new name will take several months to complete, you may still see the UMUC name, logo and look on our website and other materials through early 2020.

A career in the intelligence field does not always mean you get to ride along in a high speed car chase or stop a nuclear bomb from detonating. However, a career in intelligence can be an incredibly rewarding opportunity for people in any major and in any field.Continue Reading

Career Fair 2019: Opportunities abound, both in person and online

In March, UMUC Career Services brought together 82 employers and 1,801 students and alumni at its in-person and virtual 2019 Career Fair events. Through this annual career offering, members of the UMUC community had the opportunity to discuss nearly 25,000 job openings with hiring managers. These employers came to the event bringing career opportunities in cybersecurity, IT, healthcare administration, finance, accounting and more.

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