Tag: career advice

What To Do After the Interview

The process of applying to a job can take a long time. If you’re like me, the part of the job search process that seems to take the longest is after you have finished interviewing and have sent your thank-you note to the potential employer. It’s past the time that you were told a hiring ...

Organizing Chaos; Tracking Job Applications Made Easy

One of the biggest job-search headaches people talk about is the sheer volume of job applications that need to be submitted in order to net just a few interviews. Keeping track of all those applications can feel like a chore. Luckily for you, programs designed to assist you in your application process are just a ...

Cover Letter Do’s and Don’ts

A cover letter is your chance to introduce your personal story and create a positive first impression with potential employers. In this competitive job market, a great cover letter (accompanying a great resume) increases your chances of getting an interview. The letter lets the reader know why you are contacting them; connects your skills, experience, ...

Careers with the Federal Government

Thinking about an internship for the summer? Worried about what you’re going to do when you graduate? We’ve all been there. You have so many options, and a great one includes working with the federal government. Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t have to be a political science major to work for the federal government. ...

Networking Outside the United States

Are you an international student, or an American who dreams of a career overseas? If so, don’t forget to think globally when conducting your job search! Factor in any language proficiency and/or cultural knowledge you have, as well as the networking contacts you may have outside the United States These contacts might include your family, ...

What Does a Career Counselor Do?

The CCD has many resources available to help you during your time at BU and even after you graduate. One of the most personalized resources for you is a career counseling appointment. The CCD has seven counselors who work with undergraduates, master’s and PhD students, and alumni from all schools and colleges at BU. Career ...

Avoid these Career Search Don’ts

For many students, the job-search process can be very stressful and nerve racking. Whether you’re looking for an internship or a full-time position, the process is essentially the same. Don’t forget: No matter what the position, your actions throughout the entire hiring process make a difference. Misstep along the way and you really can jeopardize ...

The One Piece of Advice You Need for the Job Search

Over the summer, I was at a luncheon with incoming orientation student advisors. The purpose was for everyone to meet and chat with as many BU staff members as possible, so students rotated every few minutes in a ‘speed networking’ style. It was a lot of fun, with lively conversations. Then one young woman asked ...

Interpreting a Job or Internship Description

An important part of the internship/job search process is being able to interpret the description. The best way to fully understand a position description is to take several minutes to deconstruct it.

Secure Storage for Recommendation Letters

Applying to graduate school? Seeking career opportunities in the academic field? Confused about organizing all of the documents necessary to apply for such opportunities? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Interfolio may be a helpful resource for you to explore. What is Interfolio? Interfolio is an online service that provides a ...