How to Optimize Your Resume for a Specific Position

Job seekers may find the thought of tailoring their resume for every position they apply for exhausting. This can certainly be a daunting task, especially if you have not identified a general focus for your career. However, remember your resume should be a brief account of your education, qualifications, and experience that relates to the position you are seeking. Here’s a strategy to consider before you put everything about your career into one document and leave it to the employer to sort out:Continue Reading

How to Gain the Interest of Recruiters During a Virtual Career Fair

Although it is convenient to attend a career fair online, it does still require an investment of your time, so you want to be prepared to make the most of the opportunity to connect with employers. It is important to keep in mind that the goal of the participating recruiters is to find qualified candidates for their current or future openings.Continue Reading

How to Maximize Your Time at a Career Fair

Preparing for a career fair takes a bit work including updating your resume, researching companies, formulating your pitch, planning your wardrobe, and more. It is important to keep in mind that the goal of the participating recruiters is to find qualified candidates for their current or future openings.Continue Reading

How to Write a Results-Driven Resume

A captivating resume tells a story of your achievements rather than simply providing a summary of your responsibilities. Writing a results-driven resume may come easy for career professionals who have jobs where there are clear, quantifiable key performance indicators. However, if you are working in a role where your impact is ambiguous or not regularly tied to performance data, this could be a challenge.  Continue Reading

Creating a ‘Career Highlight Reel’ to Ace the Interview Game

Featuring alumna Dr. Christine Hagedorn ‘13

As a career advising specialist at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), I have the pleasure of working with students and alumni at various stages of their career. I provide coaching on a variety of career development topics, and interview preparation is certainly one of the popular ones. Continue Reading

How to Gain the Interest of Recruiters During a Virtual Career Fair

Although it’s convenient to attend a career fair online, it does still require an investment of your time so you want to be prepared to make the most of the opportunity to connect with employers. It’s important to keep in mind that the goal of the participating recruiters is to find qualified candidates for their current or future openings.Continue Reading