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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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

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

It’s Update Your Resume Month!

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.Continue Reading