Although building your professional network can seem like a daunting task, it’s important for your long-term career growth. Not sure how to network? Continue below for tips to help you start your professional networking journey.
The pandemic may have derailed some of your personal plans over the past two years, but it doesn’t have to set your career aspirations off course.
Many employers can’t find enough qualified candidates to fill their open positions. Employees are also leaving their jobs in record numbers as their priorities and needs have changed. This means now is a great time to prepare yourself to meet any new and exciting job opportunities you may encounter in the year ahead in the evolving labor market.
There is no doubt that 2021 was not shy of career news and trends. From The Great Resignation to mastering the virtual interview and to learning how to network again, here are some of the top blog posts from your UMGC Career Services team in 2021.
The cybersecurity field is experiencing tremendous growth. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates a 31 percent growth in information security jobs from 2019 to 2029. On the other side, cyber crime is also on the rise, leading to a heightened demand for cybersecurity professionals. Making the leap to a career in cybersecurity requires a strategy that incorporates your transferrable skills, background and experience. Below are five steps to help make your transition a smooth one:
It’s almost time to submit your application for the Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF). This year the application window will open on September 28th and close on October 12th. For more information about the PMF Program and how to apply, please continue below.
Have you worked in an environment where harmony among team members, powerful thought leadership, and interpersonal conflict resolution are commonplace? Then you have been part of a high-performance team. A high-performance team is defined as a group of people with specific roles and complimentary talents and skills, who are aligned with and committed to a common purpose, who consistently show high levels of collaboration and innovation, produce superior results, and extinguish radical or extreme opinions. Managing a high-performing team can be challenging—continue below for strategies to help you succeed.
While the pandemic isn’t over yet, the world is opening up again in many places thanks to a growing number of vaccinated people and falling COVID-19 positivity rates. Tired of connecting by teleconference, phone or email, many are resuming the face-to-face coffee, lunch or happy hour dates we used to take for granted pre-pandemic.
While some are embracing these in-person gatherings, others are feeling a bit out of practice. Regardless of which camp you fall into, here are four ways to help boost your confidence and get back in the networking game.
June is here and your Career Services team has some great virtual events planned to help you work toward your professional goals. This month will feature a Virtual Recruiter Session, a prep session to help you prepare, and an informative webinar to help you lead a high-success team. For more information about these events and to register, please continue below.
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.
Are you underemployed at the moment? If so, you’re not alone. Thanks to the global pandemic, many who are usually gainfully employed may find themselves out of a job or working in a position outside their desired career path.
Here’s how to navigate a pandemic-related career detour and get back on track with your goals.