Strategies for Leveraging Your Degree

So you received your diploma—congratulations! Now, you are ready to embark on a new journey. The benefits of earning a college education include better-paying, higher-skilled jobs, and opportunities for career advancement. Below are a few strategies to help you leverage your degree and advance in your career.Continue Reading

Strategies for Job Seekers Over 40

Many older professionals are fearful about job searching. Some are concerned their age may prevent them from finding a job, while others are concerned they may have to compromise in order to get the position that they want. These concerns are real and legitimate. While it is true that the workforce has changed and competition for jobs has increased, it does not mean you should give up your search. The right attitude and perspective can get you closer to your goal. Below are a few strategies to help you stay focused and yield positive results in your job search.   Continue Reading

5 Tips to Negotiating Salary

Once you make it through several rounds of interviews, the most challenging part of the process is over. However, there is one more thing to consider before you accept any job offer: salary negotiation. For many people, negotiating salary is uncomfortable and scary. To help you confidently ask for what you want, here are five tips to help you negotiate a great salary.   Continue Reading

How to Succeed in a Virtual Recruiter Session

Job seekers are encouraged to take advantage of every opportunity to meet and network with HR managers and recruiters from prospective employers, because getting in front of a recruiter may increase your chances of landing a position with an organization. Therefore, on November 15, UMUC’s Office of Career Services will host a Virtual Recruiter Session with Navy Federal Credit Union, eGlobal Tech, Mar Inc., FirstData and more. These premier employers are looking for talented UMUC students and alumni to fill open positions at each company.Continue Reading