UMUC’s Career Services team recently hosted a Hot Career Tools Webinar to give students and alumni a general overview of UMUC CareerQuest’s self-service tools and new “Search Alert” feature.
Transitioning from military to civilian status can be stressful and challenging. To better prepare and make yourself more marketable, you will need to know how to effectively job search, create a resume, and interview.
You have a job interview! Congratulations! After the initial euphoria of receiving the call from your target employer, inevitably, nervousness sets in as you begin to contemplate how to prepare for this next step in the hiring process. Well rest assured, because when you receive a call for an interview it is because the hiring team believes you are qualified for the job. Now, your challenge is to prove that you are the best candidate by answering a variety of challenging questions.
On any given weekday, you can find Kenithia Alston ‘14 interviewing defendants to determine their financial eligibility for court appointed counsel. As an eligibility examiner for the Public Defender Service (PDS) of the District of Columbia, it wasn’t so long ago that she wasn’t quite sure what her career path would consist of. When she was growing up, Kenithia knew she wanted to help people in her community. She also knew loved public safety. What she did not know was how exactly was how to forge a fulfilling career from her two passions.
If you are a veteran transitioning into the civilian job market, hiring managers will inevitably ask you about your military experience. Considering less than 10 percent of the U.S. adult population has ever served in the military, the chances are high that you will be connecting with plenty who do not know much about the military, and this can make it difficult to “sell” your previous military experience.
Congratulations! You scored an interview. But the excitement of the opportunity may fade as you realize you need to prepare to make the best impression possible. Here are five steps to help you get ready for a big interview:
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.