What’s up with the federal hiring process?

So you’re interested in being a public servant. That’s great! The federal government can be a terrific place to grow and flourish professionally. It’s also an important way to contribute to community in your country. But what’s the secret? And given the current climate, what are your chances of getting a federal job?Continue Reading

Proactive Job Search Strategies

A traditional job search is reactive – responding to posted or available positions. While you always want to continue to search for opportunities through traditional sources like online job boards (indeed.com, careerbuilder.com, simplyhired.com, etc.), and newspaper and trade publications, you must also work to tap into the unadvertised job market and enlist others to share information and keep you apprised of potential openings in their organizations.Continue Reading

Summer Events to Heat up your Career

This month, your UMUC Career Services team will host a variety of events to help you enhance your career this summer. Details for each event are below. Use the links provided to register!

Mastering the Cover Letter
Wednesday, June 6
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Location: Online
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Prep: Recruiter Session
Tuesday, June 12
Time: noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Online
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Prep: Recruiter Session
Thursday, June 14
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Location: Online
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Recruiter Session
Tuesday, June 19
Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Location: In-person and Online
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Virtual LinkUp: Women in the Workforce
Tuesday, June 26
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Online
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Visit CareerQuest today to explore UMUC’s career tools and resources available to assist in your career progression. If you have any questions about these career events, please contact your UMUC Career Services office at 240-684-2720 or careerservices@umuc.edu.

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

Career Events for your Unique Professional Journey

Throughout May your UMUC Career Services team will host a variety of online events to support your professional journey. Featured this month is the annual UMUC Career Week, which will take place from May 21-24 to assist students alumni with their job search.

Details for each event are below. Use the links provided to register!

LinkUp with UMUC Alumni Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, May 1
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Online
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Prep: Virtual Recruiter Session
Tuesday, May 15
Time: noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Online
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Prep: Virtual Recruiter Session
Wednesday, May 16
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Location: Online
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Virtual Recruiter Session
Thursday, May 17
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Online
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Webinar: Leveraging Your Degree For Advancement in Your Field
Monday, May 21
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Location: Online
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Webinar: Selling Your Military Experience to a Civilian Workforce
Tuesday, May 22
Time: noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Online
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Webinar: Proactive Job Search Strategies
Tuesday, May 22
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Location: Online
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Webinar: Hot Career Tools
Wednesday, May 23
Time: noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Online
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Webinar: Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions
Wednesday, May 23
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Location: Online
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Webinar: What’s Up with the Federal Hiring Process
Thursday, May 24
Time: noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Online
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Webinar: Writing a Resume that Works
Thursday, May 24
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Location: Online
Register Today

Visit CareerQuest today to explore UMUC’s career tools and resources available to assist in your career progression. If you have any questions about these career events, please contact your UMUC Career Services office at 240-684-2720 or careerservices@umuc.edu.

Save the date: UMUC Career Week 2018

UMUC’s Career Services team will host its annual Career Week from May 21–24 to help students and alumni prepare for their job search. A variety of career webinars are scheduled to take place throughout the week. Whether you are graduating this Spring or an experienced professional looking to make a change, follow the links below to learn more about each webinar and to register today!Continue Reading