Tag: job search

24hrs Before the Interview: Panic Prevention!

Congratulations, you landed an interview! Whether for an internship, job, volunteer work, or graduate school, you will want to prepare—both well in advance and during the last 24 hours. An interview is just like any other big event; the better prepared you are, the less likely you will be to panic! Let’s assume you’ve done ...

References 101

I’ve had my resume and cover letter reviewed, and now you tell me that I need references as well? During the interview process for an internship or job (especially if the employer is seriously interested in you), you will probably be asked to submit up to three references.   What is a reference?  A reference ...

Steps to Take at the Career Fair

Each year, the CCD hosts two Career Fairs, one in October, and one in February. Career Fairs connect students and alumni with employers from a variety of industries. The employers (for-profit, non-profit, and government) recruit for both internship and full-time positions, and they all have the same goal: recruit Boston University students and alumni. But ...

Tips for Setting and Reaching Career Goals

Sometimes the idea of deciding what your career goals will be puts great pressure on you to make the “right” decision and that can stop you in your tracks. To help with this, we recommend that you break your goals into more manageable pieces. Simplify the process by looking at your goals from two perspectives—what ...

Personal Branding and the Job Search

A personal brand is a consistent message about you, your career, and what you want to be known for in your field, not unlike distinguishing between product brands. It can be very powerful because it allows you to deliver a message about what separates you from other candidates with similar qualifications. How do you build ...

With Job Applications, Details Matter

Finding a job can be difficult, but it’s not impossible.  Working in Employer Relations, I constantly talk with employers about what they’re looking for in an ideal candidate and the best ways to stand out from the crowd. Many candidates seem to forget that details matter.  These tips won’t guarantee you get the job, but ...