Category: Tips + Advice

One Cool Tool: CareerShift

If you are in the job search process, CareerShift is a tool you will want to check out. You may not be a familiar with CareerShift, but it is a digital career tool available to BU degree students. CareerShift gives you easy access to job postings from all job boards and company websites. You are ...

Navigating Workplace Conflicts

Work conflicts happen at every type of workplace.  Some people are comfortable diving right into a difficult situation while others will try to avoid them.  Avoiding conflict will not make it go away. No matter what your personality type, learning how to deal with conflict is a skill that can lead to better working relationships. ...

Converting a CV to a Resume – and Vice-Versa

A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a document that is mainly used for academic purposes, including applying for a Ph.D. program, a research position, or a faculty position in higher education. A CV has no page-length requirement. A resume is document used to apply to the vast majority of jobs and internships in the US, and ...

Transitioning Your Virtual Networking to In-Person

As we slowly re-enter in-person spaces after more than a year of virtual life, it’s natural to be overwhelmed. Professional networking is no exception to the changing format, but doesn’t have to be added to your list of stressors. Here are some tips for making a smooth transition back into in-person networking: You don’t have ...

Navigating Handshake’s Student Interface

Handshake, BU’s online career management site, gives you access to job/internship postings, employer events, career counseling appointments, and other online career tools. Handshake has recently unveiled a new homepage which calls attention to actions you can take to enhance your job search experience. On the Handshake homepage you will find suggestions to attend events and ...

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 ...