In case you missed it: Career Week Wrap-Up

Last week, UMUC’s Career Services team hosted a series of webinars to help students and alumni prepare for different stages of their career progression. Continue reading for a description of the webinars and to find links to the presentation recordings!

Hot Career Tools for Your Job Search
Do you know about the exclusive career tools housed in CareerQuest? With a number of resume and interview tools, CareerQuest is here to help with your job search. In this webinar, Program Management Specialist Rena Joseph provided an overview of these tools and more. Listen to a recording of this presentation here.

Writing a Results-Driven Resume
When applying to jobs, it is important to have a resume that represents you well. In this webinar, Career Advising Specialist Cathy Francois explored writing techniques to help showcase your unique experience and accomplishments to grab the attention of recruiters. Listen to a recording of this presentation here.

Hello! My name is…: A Survival Guide to In-Person Networking
Technology can be a valuable tool for expanding your network and for your professional development, but attending events and meeting people face-to-face can be crucial too. In this webinar, Assistant Director of InternPLUS Kristin Schrader shared some recommendations for places to meet new people and how to “break the ice.” Listen to a recording of this presentation here.

I’m Getting My Diploma, Now What?
After earning your diploma, it might be difficult to know where to begin looking for a job. In this webinar, Career Advising Specialist Rhoda Smackum addressed the best practices for a job search and introduced the four steps to launching a successful job search. Listen to a recording of this presentation here.

Job Searching Over 50
Age is something you cannot control, but learning how to maximize your experience can help you successfully find your next opportunity. Learn valuable job search tips and strategies job seekers over 50 may use to improve their chances of getting hired. Listen to a recording of this presentation here.

Build Your Network with Social Media
Social media provides a lot of opportunity for expanding your professional network. In this webinar, attendees explored how to maximize platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram to further build and engage their network. Listen to a recording of this presentation here.

Up Your Interviewing Game
In this webinar, Career Advising Specialist Ann Martin covered tips and strategies for effective interview preparation, making a first impression, dealing with the most common (and trickiest) questions, and keeping your cool. “Up” your game and score the job you desire. Listen to a recording of this presentation here.

Dare to Do Something New: Preparing for a Career Change
Ready for a career change? This webinar focused on four key steps to help you be successful with your career transition. Topics covered include tips for drafting your reason for why you’re switching careers, ideas for gaining experience in your target field, suggestions for updating your resume, and advice for expanding your network. Listen to a recording of this presentation here.

Job Hunting in a Different City
There are many reasons people relocate to new cities. With a move to a new city often comes the need for a job search. In this presentation provided by Vault, learn about overcoming the challenges of a remote job search and procuring a job in a different location than the one you currently reside in. Listen to a recording of this presentation here.

You can contact UMUC’s Office of Career Services at 240-684-2720 or careerservices@umuc.edu, or visit CareerQuest.

Rachel Shannon is the communications specialist for the Office of Career Services and Alumni Relations at University of Maryland University College. She manages the UMUC alumni website, and generates content for UMUC’s alumni social media channels to keep the University’s 200,000+ alumni community connected and engaged.