“Hello! My Name is…”—A Survival Guide to In-Person Networking

Did you know 85 percent of people feel they build stronger, more meaningful relationships during in-person meetings and conferences? Or that 95 percent of professionals say face-to-face meetings are essential for long-term business relationships? In today’s technology-driven world, these statistics may seem a bit outdated, but they are based on recent studies that illustrate the importance of in-person networking to one’s professional development.Continue Reading

Get to Know Washington Nationals, Advanced Systems Development, Sony, and Maryland Air National Guard

University of Maryland University College’s (UMUC) Career Services and Alumni Relations team hosted its monthly Recruiter Session on November 15, 2016 with more than 140 attendees both in-person and online. Employers present at the event included the Washington Nationals Club, Advanced Systems Development, Sony, and Maryland National Air Guard.  The event was hosted at the UMUC Academic Center in Largo and online and the attendees were able to gain insight about the organizations and the work culture. Continue Reading

UMUC Mentor Program “Mix and Match” Event

On September 29, more than 80 UMUC students and alumni joined the UMUC Career Mentor Program either online or in-person at the Dave & Buster’s in Capitol Heights for the first “Mix and Match” Speed Mentoring Event. The event was designed to help students and alumni build professional connections while learning more about UMUC’s Career Mentor Program.Continue Reading

Tips for Job Seekers Over 50

 

Companies are looking for workers who can easily adapt to change, have current skills, learn new things and are technology savvy. Whether you are currently employed, unemployed, or making a career transition, you can expedite your job search and increase your chances of landing a job by focusing more on the value of your experience rather than your age. Below are a few tips seasoned job seekers can implement to improve their success rate.Continue Reading

Five Reasons to Get a Mentor (and how to find one)

What do Virgin Group co-founder Richard Branson, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker, and talk show host Oprah Winfrey all have in common? They all had mentors!

As defined by Merriam-Webster, a mentor is “someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced person.”Continue Reading

The Importance of Building Your LinkedIn Brand

With the immersion of social media, career professionals can now quickly grow their online footprint with a simple click-of-a-mouse. Having a strong online brand will ensure you are connecting with the right individuals to maximize, expand, and enhance your career connections. However, in order to build a strong online personal brand, you first must understand the social media sites and tools available to help you leverage your opportunities.

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