Category: Tips + Advice

How to Talk to Employers at a Career Fair

A career fair is an event for employers to meet with students who seek internships or jobs. Boston University holds many on-campus career fairs during the academic year. Some fairs invite all-majors and some are more specialized for specific schools and/or majors. At a career fair, you can speak with employers to learn more about internship ...

Finding Your Professional Identity – in the Place You Were a Student

As a fairly recent college grad, I am navigating the waters of my first full time, professional job like a lot of my fellow Class of 2017 (and now 2018!) graduates. I have just passed the one year mark in my position as the Center for Career Development and Educational Resource Center's Student Outreach Coordinator, ...

Get Ready for the Gig Economy

The workforce has changed significantly during the past 10 years since the economic recession of 2008, and the results are evident in how we work, where we work, and when we work.  The Gig Economy is here; and it is more than mobile apps or service/revenue sharing opportunities such as Lyft, Uber, GrubHub, and others.  ...

VMock: Get Resume Advice From People You Trust

When using VMock to review your resume, once you reach a score of 65+, you can ask real people to give you input via the “Network Feedback” feature. But before you send your request, take these steps to ensure professional etiquette and quality feedback. Be thoughtful about who you ask Ask the people you trust ...

Avoiding Employment Scams

When looking for a job or internship it is important to be aware of potential scams. Here are a few basic guidelines to follow to avoid fraudulent opportunities: Never cash a check or give money to an employer. This is a common scam where an employer will instruct you to cash a check and spend ...

Understanding VMOCK’s Competency Ratings

VMock scores your resume based on Impact, Presentation and Competency. Impact and Presentation adjustments generally require you to reformat areas, add information, and make slight changes in wording such as verb choice. Competency refers to specific transferable skills that employers desire no matter the industry, company or job title. This requires you to think about ...

Working With Third-Party Recruiters

As you begin to conduct your job search, you will most likely utilize a variety of search methods. One growing trend is the use of third-party recruiters. Third-party recruiters are defined by NACE (The National Association of Colleges and Employers) as "agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other ...