Category: Tips + Advice

A Job Hiring Timeline: When is the Best Time to Begin?

Wondering when the best time to start a job search is? The answer differs for everyone. Some students are knocking down the career center door as soon as they begin their freshman year. Other students begin their search just weeks before graduation. The important thing is to start when you feel ready. That way you ...

Words of Advice From Employers

Applying for a job involves more than just submitting a cover letter and resume.  It also requires the applicant to read all of the details and follow directions.  Not sure what this means? Here are a few tips to help you land that job. Review all requirements and follow them The number one piece of ...

Translating Non-Traditional Experience to your Resume

If you’re anything like me, you’ve worked a part-time job while attending school. Did you know that while you’re standing there, trying to look busy folding and refolding cashmere sweaters while fielding questions about what’s in the back storeroom, you’re developing skills for your future career? You might think that you don’t want to be ...

Can Your Personal Social Media Accounts Affect Your Job Opportunities?

The majority of people use social media to keep in touch with friends and family, post photos, share information, keep up with news or trends, or just fill some spare time. When it comes time to apply to your next job or internship, it's important to take a look at your social media accounts. There ...

How to Market Yourself When You Don’t Have Any Professional Experience

Whether you are interviewing for a position, speaking with an employer at a career fair, or networking with a professional you are marketing yourself to show exactly who you are and what you can bring to the company. But for those of us who don’t have any professional experience you may feel lost from the ...

What Employers Can and Can’t Ask You in an Interview

There are many steps involved in getting a job.  One critical part of the hiring process is the interview.  Over the past few years, many employers have opted for virtual interviews rather than just meeting in person. One part of the interview that hasn’t changed is what employers can and can’t ask you during the ...

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Conquering the Sisyphean Task of the Writing Sample

Choosing a writing sample (or samples) is a tricky part of applying for graduate school or positions in the writing and editing space. How do you choose the work that best shows your talents and matches the vibe of the program or position you are applying to? Even trickier, what if you have never written ...

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Messaging People on LinkedIn

You clicked this post so hopefully, I don’t have to sell this too hard, but I want to impress on you that the value in having a robust personal and professional network is that your connections can help surface previously inaccessible job opportunities, provide professional development opportunities, provide career or professional mentorship, dispense grad school ...

The Pros and Cons of Working on Campus

It has been said that universities are like mini-cities. They require many departments to complete a wide variety of tasks in order to run successfully. A number of these departments employ current students part-time. If you are considering a job on BU’s campus, read to learn more about the pros and cons of on-campus jobs. ...

Looking for an Internship for International Students

Are you thinking about looking for an internship right now? Let’s start with the basics – Why get an internship? There are so many benefits to getting an internship and further developing your skills.  Employers are seeking students who can show that they have built their transferable skills from previous experiences as well as their ...