Tag: communication

Salary Negotiation: Is it Rude? (Hint: It’s Not!)

At some point in your working life, you’ll be faced with the question of whether or not to enter into a salary negotiation. I know it can really feel like putting yourself out there, but the best advice I can give you is to be honest and communicative about what you need and to stand ...

What NOT to Do on a Resume

Your resume is an important factor in whether or not you will be considered for an interview. It is a potential employer's first impression of you. A resume should document your experiences, skills and education to determine if you are qualified for a position. Many hiring managers look through resumes quickly as they decide to ...

Tips From a Manager on How to Be a Great Student Worker

In my role as the Peer Engagement Coordinator for BU's Center for Career Development and Educational Resource Center, I supervise around 15 Student Ambassadors in a student leadership program dedicated to providing terriers with academic and career related resources. In my role as supervisor, I delegate tasks, assign projects, and provide guidance. From my own ...

How To Write the Perfect LinkedIn Summary

The LinkedIn “About” section is something employers use to get an idea of your professional background. Your LinkedIn profile might be the first impression an employer makes before interviewing you or considering you as a candidate, and you want it to be perfect! The “About” section is where you'll write your professional summary. This section ...

Best Practices for Communicating with Your Supervisor

Whether you are a seasoned professional or about to embark on your first internship, one invaluable skill to master is how to communicate with your supervisor. Building a strong relationship with your supervisor is incredibly important. Supervisors are an important source of feedback for you, and since they have formal authority, they can shape how ...

How to Keep your Professional Network Active

Networking can be intimidating at any stage of career growth. However, it can be helpful to re-conceptualize networking as part of an ongoing process which extends beyond searching for a job or internship opportunity. Like any relationship, professional connections require energy and thought to stay nurtured. Here are a few ideas to keep your network ...

Mom, Dad? I’m an English Major.

Going to college can be rough; there’s a lot that goes into making the leap. You have to worry about doing laundry, you have to worry about making friends, you have to worry about what duvet cover your roommate is buying so your color schemes match. Oh, yeah—most importantly, you have to pick a topic ...

You Already Know How to Write a Cover Letter

You have probably heard that you should write a different cover letter for each position you apply for. This is true, but that doesn’t mean that you must start from nothing each time. While we don’t recommend copy and paste from a previous letter, we do recommend that you follow a formula to make it ...

Will People Read & Respond To Your Email?

Business professionals send and receive 200 billion emails daily. While we email frequently, these messages are often ineffective and inefficient. The following tips will better help your reader understand and take action with your email. Subject Line Clear email subject lines contain about 4-7 words telling readers what to expect in the email. For example, ...

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. I am incredibly lucky to love my job and to have the opportunity to help fellow Terriers every day. My experience in the "real world," however, has been slightly different from a lot of my friends', since ...