Five Tips to Prepare for an In-Person Career Fair

To get the most out of UMUC’s In-Person 2019 Spring Career Fair, you will need to prepare in advance. At this year’s in-person event, you will have the opportunity to meet with more than 50 employers and network with other job seekers, fellow students, alumni, faculty and staff.  This type of event could pay off for you if you plan and prepare properly. The tips below can help you maximize your opportunities at the In-Person Spring Career Fair.

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Five Tips to Prepare for a Virtual Career Fair

UMUC’s 2019 Spring Virtual Career Fair is coming up on Thursday, March 14. One of the biggest advantages you have when attending a virtual career fair is the opportunity to network with recruiters from around the world. Yes, virtual career fairs take place online. If you’ve never participated in a virtual career fair, here is how it works: companies with positions to fill set up “booths” full of information about job openings, company culture, and advancement opportunities, and attendees have the opportunity to connect and chat with the recruiters.

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Social Media for Jobseekers Over 40

There are almost 2.5 billion social media users in the world, which is why it’s no surprise that recruiters using social media to identify talent is on the rise. In fact, a 2018 CareerBuilder survey revealed 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates during the hiring process, and about 43% of employers use social media to check on current employees. Below are several major social media trends in recruiting that all jobseekers need to keep in mind:

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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