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.
This is the first installation of a three-part series about how to use the 12 weeks of summer to enhance your career experience and boost your chances of success.
Job seekers may find the thought of tailoring their resume for every position they apply for exhausting. This can certainly be a daunting task, especially if you have not identified a general focus for your career. However, remember your resume should be a brief account of your education, qualifications, and experience that relates to the position you are seeking. Here’s a strategy to consider before you put everything about your career into one document and leave it to the employer to sort out:
The entertainment industry always speaks to “giving the audience what they want.” Things are not much different in the job search world. If you are applying for a technical job, your resume needs to showcase—what else—your relevant technical skills.
Federal job searching can be confusing if you are new to the Federal Government. It is important to understand the steps that you will need to take in order to move ahead in the process. The difference between applying for a federal job and a non-federal job is your resume.
A captivating resume tells a story of your achievements rather than simply providing a summary of your responsibilities. Writing a results-driven resume may come easy for career professionals who have jobs where there are clear, quantifiable key performance indicators. However, if you are working in a role where your impact is ambiguous or not regularly tied to performance data, this could be a challenge.
When I wrote my first resume back In the 80s, things were much different. Resumes were written with broad objectives, with content that was comprehensive and generic in focus, and everything was included—just in case. Overall, my resume was all about me and was designed to cover a wide range of employers and potential opportunities.