How would you describe your personal job search strategies?

Discussion Week 3 contains two parts.

In your initial response to the topic you have to complete the assignment in both part of the discussion.

Part 1: Create UMGC CareerQuest account.

UMGC CareerQuest is a free resource available to all UMGC students and alumni.  

  • Go to:  https://careerquest.umuc.edu
  • If you already have a CareerQuest account, login using your UMGC sign-on and password.
  • If you do not have a CareerQuest account, click on “Join Community!”
  • Fill out the required information.  
  • Take a screenshot of your login page and upload the screenshot to this assignment.  
  • This assignment takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. 

If you have questions, email careerservices@umuc.edu or call 240-684-2720 for assistance.

Part 2: Job Search Strategies  

Watch the job search videos in CandidCareers. You can access these  through CareerQuest. Take notes! (No submission is required). Start with  these videos, then browse the rest in the job searching category:

Watch some of the following videos. There are much more… View whatever is of your interest.

For this part of the discussion you will answer the questions below the list of videos. Please scroll down!

https://www.candidcareer.com/video-commercial+banker,b77c72c6a493a5fc4a0c
https://www.candidcareer.com/video-investment+banker,5593a190e8e9c8d7ece8
https://www.candidcareer.com/video-bank+manager,d6f41a657c3d7caa5c70
https://www.candidcareer.com/video-risk+management,e4b911fb1c78cb7e753e
https://www.candidcareer.com/video-financial+risk+manager,e3b1ff847c26ac94c604
https://www.candidcareer.com/video-financial+controller,503e1fba9c90574ecbdb
https://www.candidcareer.com/video-wealth+advisor,19be62c86ff039528e16
https://www.candidcareer.com/video-financial+advisor,277d7f6c6d6ba8a0ed67
https://www.candidcareer.com/video-financial+advisor,ef7f38a3e95fc98c2a66
https://www.candidcareer.com/video-financial+advisor,9e265ff6d78ff6e8985a
https://www.candidcareer.com/video-financial+advisor,64d4ff8dac4cce46ff8a
https://www.candidcareer.com/video-financial+advisor,9821e100d3d24303d774
https://www.candidcareer.com/video-financial+advisor,53cac48e3dc628a49da5
https://www.candidcareer.com/video-financial+advisor,731fbf8ee0ad3521002a
https://www.candidcareer.com/video-financial+planner,3f0e10c557d9e7cd1878

Discussion post: In a minimum of 150 words, answer the following questions:

  • Explain what surprised you the most about the readings and videos from this week. Why do you think you were surprised?
  • How would you describe your personal job search strategies?
  • Discuss what you feel you need to do to prepare for your future career?
  • Reflection – the students also should include a paragraph in the initial response  in their own words reflecting on specifically what they learned from  the assignment and how they think they could apply what they learned in  the workplace.

You are expected to make your own contribution in a main topic  (parts 1 and 2) as well as respond with value added comments to the  questions in part 2 to at least two of your classmates as well as to  your instructor.

You must start a thread before you can read and reply to other threads  

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