“Why You?” Selling Yourself in an Interview

After creating an impressive resume, performing well in the interview is the next critical step towards securing your target opportunity. Chances are, you will be asked, “Why should we hire you?” at some point in the hiring process, so it is critical that you consider your answers to questions such as:Continue Reading

Fall Events to Meet Your Career Needs

Summer is coming to an end, schools are back in session, and the weather is starting to cool off. As we approach fall, you may be looking for ways to enhance your career. Your UMUC Career Services has a number of virtual career events coming up this fall that you won’t want to miss. Individual event information and links to register are below!Continue Reading

Dare to Do Something New: Preparing for a Career Change

How many jobs do you think the average person has in his/her first 25 years of working? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the answer is 10 to 12 jobs, and this number is expected to grow even more for the millennial generation (those born around 1980 through 2000).  Based on this expectation, it is anticipated that many in today’s economy will face a career change at some point in their working lives.  Continue Reading

“Hello! My Name is…”—A Survival Guide to In-Person Networking

Did you know 85 percent of people feel they build stronger, more meaningful relationships during in-person meetings and conferences? Or that 95 percent of professionals say face-to-face meetings are essential for long-term business relationships? In today’s technology-driven world, these statistics may seem a bit outdated, but they are based on recent studies that illustrate the importance of in-person networking to one’s professional development.Continue Reading