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Should you put your preferred pronouns on your resume?

You might have noticed various workplace signatures or Zoom names with a gender pronoun such as they/them/theirs, she/her/hers, he/him/his, and others. When searching and applying to jobs, you can include your gender identity in certain ways. Insert pronouns under your name on your resume in the headerUse them as a signature under your name on ...

The Importance of Tracking Your Job Search Applications

When you are in the middle of a job search, things can feel overwhelming, and you can lose track of what you have completed and what needs to happen.  To keep things humming smoothly, we recommend that you keep track of what applications you have sent and what you need to accomplish. You don’t want ...

Use Social Media to Boost your Job Search

You’ve updated your Linkedin profile and made sure your Instagram and Facebook profiles were appropriate for prospective employers to view. You even started following a few of your top companies.  Now what? Here are 3 creative ways to leverage social media to boost your career and job search. Brand Yourself as an Expert Join professional ...

2 Reasons Why You Should Update Your Handshake Profile

You may be wondering whether it’s important to update your Handshake profile, especially if you already have a profile on LinkedIn. While there are similarities between the platforms and reasons to use both of them, Handshake is intended specifically for students and alumni. Handshake is BU’s online hub for career resources. The employers that you ...

Career Opportunities at Museums

As spaces that spark learning, reflection, and imagination, museums can be wonderful places to visit. Behind the visitor experience, though, there is a vast network of museum professionals who work hard to secure artifacts, create exhibitions, and engage the community. If you are interested in working at a museum or curious about the different types ...

Virtual Interview Etiquette

Whether you’re applying to internships or full time positions, you’re not going to get the job until you interview.  These days, a growing number of employers are opting for a virtual interview in place of an in-person interview.  According to Indeed, “A virtual interview is an interview that takes place remotely, sometimes over the phone, ...

Creating a Timeline for Your Job Search

Staying on top of your job search process can be overwhelming, especially if you are crunched for time and are trying to balance your academic and work schedule. Creating and committing to a timeline to get things done can really help so things do not pile up on you. If you are just beginning your ...

How to Describe Food Service on a Resume

According to the Aspen Institute, about 50 percent of adults have worked in the restaurant industry at least once in their lives and over 25 percent of adults' first job was at a restaurant. That means that many people have gained their first on the job working experience and skill set doing some type of ...

Developing Hard Skills with Online Courses

Before we get started, let me take three guesses as to why you’re here…Okay, maybe your program is heavily theory-based and you want some practical experience to complement your schoolwork? No? Maybe you have some of that sweet, sweet practical experience already and now you’re ready to specialize? Or maybe you’re not really interested in ...

How To Write a Self-Evaluation

Regardless of the type of job you have, or the industry you enter after graduation, chances are that you will have an annual evaluation period at work. In many cases, this process begins with a writing a self-evaluation, and reflecting on the past year (or sometimes six months), then submitting the self eval to your ...