Technological advances have changed the way we search for jobs. The internet provides global access to potential employers and their open positions. However, while access to information and researching companies is now easier, there are still some important things to keep in mind.
The pandemic has contributed to the current state of hybrid and remote working. The Owl Labs 2021 State of Remote Work survey reports that nearly 70 percent of full-time U.S. workers have worked remotely—with many still doing so. The survey also states that productivity did not change, with 90 percent of the employees who worked from home during the pandemic were either more productive or stayed the same. To be successful working remotely you will need to consider the following six tips.
Making a career change is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Here are seven essential areas you should explore during your career change.
The tools and advice you receive from UMGC Career Services (e.g., advising sessions, informational sessions, webinars, and virtual career fairs, etc.) are intended to assist you on your career journey. Career development and career exploration is a lifelong process that is intended to be nurtured and not rushed. UMGC understands this concept which is why they provide lifelong access to career support. Continue below for tips on how to leverage your career fair prep in your ongoing job search.
Today’s modern technology makes 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. Perhaps the greatest perk of a virtual event is you can attend from wherever you live around the globe. Continue below for five steps to prepare for the upcoming UMGC 2022 Virtual Career Fair on Friday, March 25.
A mentor has the power to make a life-changing difference in someone else’s career. In honor of National Mentoring Month this January, we’re sharing insights from some UMGC alumni mentors who are using their time and talent to help students reach their professional goals.
The start of a new year is the perfect time to get a jumpstart your career goals. Don’t miss out on these upcoming webinars to learn how to build your resume as a career changer, job search after a hiatus, write a job-winning resume, and more. Continue below for more information and to register.
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.
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.