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.
Your online profiles – whether it is CareerQuest, LinkedIn, or both – give others clues about your personality and career path. It is often the first impression to hiring managers looking for specific skill sets to fill open positions.
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.
September is International “Update Your Resume” month! Most job seekers know the importance of having a professional resume, but many working professionals forget to keep theirs up-to-date. In recognition of this, UMUC Career Services will be featuring a series of articles on resume writing including: Five Principles for Developing an Effective Resume, How to Write a Results-Driven Resume, Five Important Steps to Writing a Federal Resume, and Developing a Successful Technical Resume.
Last week, UMUC’s Career Services team hosted a series of webinars to help students and alumni prepare for different stages of their career progression. Continue reading for a description of the webinars and to find links to the presentation recordings!
People use LinkedIn to connect, stay informed, and get hired—yes, I did say get HIRED! LinkedIn Relationship Managers Shannon Burke and Brittney Bentley recently presented at UMUC, and they shared that ninety-four percent of professional recruiters reported using LinkedIn to source candidates.
Gone are the days of the one-size-fits-all resume. Today more than ever, it is important that you are strategic in your messaging and content. Employers higher for specific needs. Therefore, you must understand the type of job you are looking for and the skill sets the job requires so you can address the needs of the marketplace and of the position.