Tag: interview

Art of the Interview: Any Questions?

At the end of an interview, you’ll be asked, “Do you have any questions for us?” If you’ve read up on interviewing, you’ll know you should have some questions prepared. And if you’ve looked for advice about what to ask, you’ll get some common suggestions: What does it take to be successful in this job? What’s ...

Handshake: Beyond the Job Search

When you think of BU’s new career resource site, Handshake, you might first think of the thousands of internship and job postings available to BU students. But there’s a lot more to Handshake than internships and jobs! Here are a few insider tips for getting the most out of your time on Handshake. Events Click ...

After the Interview, Send a Thank-You Note

Picture the scenario; you've just finished an interview for a job or internship position. Whether you feel like you aced it or completely bombed, your interview isn’t over until you write and send a thank-you note to every person who interviewed you. The thank-you note is your chance to make a positive final impression to get that ...

Video Interviewing 101

Picture this; you apply to a bunch of jobs and a recruiter calls you to set up an interview. The recruiter mentions it’s going to be a video interview. You’re excited for the opportunity, but wonder what the heck a video interview even is! Each year, the CCD fields questions from students about video interviews. ...

Don’t Be a Ghost

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 ...

Phone Interviews

Congratulations! An employer would like to interview you! However, they are not requesting an in-person interview but a TELEPHONE INTERVIEW! Increasingly, employers are using phone interviews as a cost effective and efficient way to screen candidates before inviting them in for a longer in-person interview, which may involve meeting with many employees and/or managers. A ...

Answering The Most-Dreaded Interview Question

Great, you’ve got an interview for an internship or job that really excites you! You begin to prepare for the interview and think about the most frequently asked question: “So, tell me about yourself.” You get nervous just thinking about such an open-ended question. Rather than dread this inquiry, here are some do’s and don’ts ...

On-Campus Interviews = Employers Come to You

On-campus interviews are a win-win for all involved. Employers coming to campus want to hire BU students. Who knows, they just might hire you!

Why an Action Plan Works

What is a career action plan? It is a way to stay focused on both short-term (one to two years out) and long-term (two years or more) career goals. An action plan helps keep you on track and moving forward as you make progress in understanding, exploring, and attaining a career that is a great ...

Why People Skills Matter

Martha Brill shares a few tips to demystify what people skills are, how you can gain them, and how to talk about them as you pursue internships and jobs.