Tag: job search

Comparing Workplace Benefits Packages

Most of us know that negotiating our salary is important, but there's more to compensation than just the amount on your paycheck. It’s important to understand and (where possible) to enhance your benefits so you can be sure your time is being compensated equitably. Here are some of the things you'll want to look for ...

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 ...

Parent Perspective: Niandong Wang and the Global Career Path

BU prides itself on fostering an international approach to both education and the career search. Our global student body enriches us with their perspectives. But here’s a first for the BU Career Blog; a BU parent with his own global career story to tell.Niandong Wang is a trailblazer. After growing up in China and graduating ...

Navigating A Tough Job Market: Interview with Kate French (CAS’15), Boston Children’s Hospital

If you are a recent graduate looking for that first job after college or a current student searching for an internship, there is reason to be hopeful. Record numbers of organizations are using Handshake to advertise current internships and full-time job listings. While hope is a good thing, it is equally important to remain determined, ...

Successfully Completing the Job Application Form

We've all had this experience; you spend time searching for a job in your field of interest, research the company, and craft a quality resume and cover letter. You're sure that, when you actually apply for the position, a quick click of a button will be all that you need to send your materials for ...

CareerShift and Parker Dewey: Two New Tools for Virtual Job Success

The CCD continues to bring BU students access to state-of-the-art digital tools for building relevant experience and organizing successful job and internship searches, no matter where you are. In the last month, two new tools have been introduced to address some of the most common career-related challenges: gaining internship experience during a pandemic (Parker Dewey) ...

Should Cancelled Internships Go On Your Resume?

COVID-19 has forced employers to cancel internships in many industries. Students enrolled in internship programs in the Spring semester as well as the Summer, received unwanted news about their positions were being cancelled. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) asked the employers if the cancelled internships should be mentioned on their resume. In ...

The Importance of Well-Being in a Job Search

During these difficult times, we are all experiencing many changes, adjustments and uncertainties. We may also be experiencing a range of emotions such as grief, fear, anxiety, anger or feeling overwhelmed. In addition, may be dealing with further concerns such as job loss either for ourselves or our families, or we may be dealing with ...

COVID-19 Job Search Resources (Updated)

The CCD is committed to bringing you relevant job search resources that reflect the economic realities occasioned by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This list will be updated regularly. If you have a resource you'd like to suggest for this list, please email the CCD. Covintern.comHas various categories for industries. All virtual / remote postings.Dice.comFor tech ...

Improving your Skills

In these hard times, there will be students and workers who may face difficulty in obtaining a job or getting a promotion. One way to beat the competition for getting hired is by increasing your chances through online courses, MOOCs or graduate school. There are quite a few popular online course websites which are accredited ...