Career fairs are a great way to identify career opportunities, but your efforts shouldn’t stop when you remove your name tag and head back to your car. Here are four things you should do following the event to make the most of the connections you made and to increase your chances of success:
Whether it’s starting a new position in a familiar industry, changing industries altogether, or embarking on a brand new career, professionals will experience many transitions throughout their careers. Although the reasons will vary, the stages of a career transition will remain the same.
We are consistently told by the media that there is a demand for experienced cybersecurity professionals. However, for recent graduates and those interested in transitioning into the field, career paths can seem elusive. In my recent webinar, Cyber Jobs: Where Are They and How Do I Get One?, I discussed this topic with a trio of experts, which included two esteemed UMUC faculty members and a alumna who works in the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
A traditional job search is reactive – responding to posted or available positions. While you always want to continue to search for opportunities through traditional sources like online job boards (indeed.com, careerbuilder.com, simplyhired.com, etc.), and newspaper and trade publications, you must also work to tap into the unadvertised job market and enlist others to share information and keep you apprised of potential openings in their organizations.Continue Reading
It is common for recruiters to ask behavioral interview questions during a job interview. These are questions that uncover more about your skills, abilities, and personality by focusing on how you handled various work situations in the past. Employers ask these questions, because the idea is that past behavior may be an indicator of how you are likely to behave in the future. Continue Reading
Job fairs and recruitment events are great ways to connect with career opportunities, but your efforts shouldn’t stop when you remove your name tag and head back to your car. Statistically speaking, recruiters say an average of 10-15 percent of career fair attendees will move forward in the application process. Here are some simple “after” strategies to make the most of the events and increase your chances of success:Continue Reading
The federal employment process can be confusing and overwhelming at times. Though it is complex, taking time to understand the federal employment process can increase your effectiveness and likelihood of landing a position.Continue Reading