Building Your Career Through Freelancing

Whether you are launching your first career or transitioning into a new one, you should consider the option of freelancing as a stepping stone to develop your skills and confidence. According to a recent report by Upwork and Freelancers Union, there are an estimated 57.3 million Americans currently freelancing. However, the thought of being your own boss may be daunting and it can be difficult to figure out where to start. Here are some tips to help you launch a career as a freelancer.

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Grow Your Career with these May Events

May is here and that means warmer days, more sunshine, and new opportunities to grow your career. This month you’ll have a chance to connect with your entrepreneurial UMUC network, prepare for and attend the next Virtual Recruiter Session, and learn the essentials of a federal job search — all from the comfort of your smartphone, tablet, or computer!

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Career Fair 2019: Opportunities abound, both in person and online

In March, UMUC Career Services brought together 82 employers and 1,801 students and alumni at its in-person and virtual 2019 Career Fair events. Through this annual career offering, members of the UMUC community had the opportunity to discuss nearly 25,000 job openings with hiring managers. These employers came to the event bringing career opportunities in cybersecurity, IT, healthcare administration, finance, accounting and more.

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How to Refresh Your Personal Brand

Have you thought about your personal brand in a while? If not, it’s time to dust it off, give it a good look and make it shine for the year ahead. After all, your personal brand is at the very heart of how you market yourself, whether it’s within your own company or with prospective employers. It needs to reflect where you are now—so you can get where you want to be in the future.

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April Showers Bring Flowers and Opportunities!

It’s officially springtime, which means flowers are in full bloom and so are your career development opportunities! Plan to attend this spring’s webinar series to learn strategies for job searching, the secret to interviewing, how to negotiate your salary, and how to build a career as a freelancer. Then, attend the next virtual LinkUp in May to network with successful alumni entrepreneurs. Continue below for more information and to register.

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Spring Career Webinar Series 2.0

Your UMUC Career Services office is here to support you and your career goals this spring and beyond! Join us for one or all of the webinars to help jump start your career. Learn how to develop a SMART job search strategy, find out the number one secret to interview success, and more. Continue below for more information and to watch or register today.

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Maximize Your Performance Review to Boost Your Career

Is it performance review time already? Every year, you sit down with your boss to discuss your performance over the past 12 months, as well as your career trajectory. Although the annual performance review can be nerve-wracking for some, it can also be an important step as you climb the career ladder. Here’s how to get the most from this professional ritual.

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