The Go-Getter’s Guide to Work Life Balance

Lifestyle experts have great tips, but most don’t understand our UMUC community. We aren’t just balancing work and family. We’re balancing school and sometimes job searches. For this reason, when I sat down to right this piece, I decided to draw on the insights of three of our own. Tamar Thorne ‘07, ‘18 is a wife, mother, employee benefits representative, and recent MBA graduate. Brian Booth is a husband, father in a two career household, Vice Dean at UMUC, and a UMUC faculty member. Cathy Francois is a single mom, Assistant Director of Career Programming at UMUC, UMUC adjunct faculty, and an entrepreneur who finished her MBA while working full-time and job hunting. They’ve synthesized seven strategies to help with our juggling act.

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Cyber Jobs: Where are They and How Do I Get One?

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).

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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

How to Create a Compelling Federal Resume

If you’ve ever thought about applying for a job in the federal government, you probably noticed right away that it’s not your standard job search. You can’t simply submit your regular resume and expect to get results. In order to pursue a career working for Uncle Sam, you need something special: a federal resume.Continue Reading

September is update your resume month: Three steps to refresh this important career tool

Some people always want to be camera-ready, but for career professionals, there’s something even more important: being resume-ready. You never know when a can’t miss-opportunity will come your way. September is International “Update Your Resume” month, which makes it the perfect time to dust of this essential document and refresh it.Continue Reading