Think SMART in Setting Your 2019 Career Goals

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In every industry and field, professionals go through the process of setting goals each year. It can be tedious and time consuming, but this exercise isn’t just busywork. It’s an important part of the process of linking what you do day-to-day to what your employer is trying to accomplish as an organization.

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Transferable Skills: Abilities You Can Plug-and-Play

Having a highly specialized set of skills can certainly be beneficial if you are looking for a very specific kind of job, such as a perfume designer, dog food taster or pearl diver. Although these are all real jobs, there’s not much you can do with these particular talents if you decide it’s time to try another line of work.   

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Give a Gift to Yourself This Holiday—Network!

The UMUC Career Service Team offers tips for networking this holiday season

Things slow down in many workplaces during the holidays, but what about your networking? This time of year can be a great time to grow your professional network. It is a social time with a lot of parties, events, and other opportunities to meet new people and engage with those you already know. The downtime in the office also allows you to think strategically about expanding your network and creating more engagement with your existing contacts.

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LinkedIn-ify Your Resume

If you’re solely relying on your resume to sell yourself to prospective employers, you’re missing out, big-time. According to a study by the Society for Human Resources Management, nearly 80 percent of organizations are using social media to recruit potential job candidates — with 94 percent of them choosing LinkedIn for the task.Continue Reading