Tag: networking

A Job Hiring Timeline: When is the Best Time to Begin?

Wondering when the best time to start a job search is? The answer differs for everyone. Some students are knocking down the career center door as soon as they begin their freshman year. Other students begin their search just weeks before graduation. The important thing is to start when you feel ready. That way you ...

How to Market Yourself When You Don’t Have Any Professional Experience

Whether you are interviewing for a position, speaking with an employer at a career fair, or networking with a professional you are marketing yourself to show exactly who you are and what you can bring to the company. But for those of us who don’t have any professional experience you may feel lost from the ...

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Messaging People on LinkedIn

You clicked this post so hopefully, I don’t have to sell this too hard, but I want to impress on you that the value in having a robust personal and professional network is that your connections can help surface previously inaccessible job opportunities, provide professional development opportunities, provide career or professional mentorship, dispense grad school ...

A LinkedIn and Social Media Positioning Appointment Can Help Take Your Online Presence to the Next Level

Do you have questions about the effectiveness of your online career presence? Are you unsure if your LinkedIn is really serving your job search and networking needs? Is your Instagram or Twitter performing below your expectations? Maximize your LinkedIn and other social media profiles by scheduling a LinkedIn and Social Media Positioning appointment with a ...

How to Have Successful Virtual Connections with Employers

By Fellenia Chan (Questrom '22), CCD-ERC Student Ambassador  With the continuous advancement of technology and the greater use of online platforms, it’s more important than ever for students to understand how to connect with employers in a virtual space. From traditional career fairs to employer information sessions, more recruiters and companies are opting to host ...

Transitioning Your Virtual Networking to In-Person

As we slowly re-enter in-person spaces after more than a year of virtual life, it’s natural to be overwhelmed. Professional networking is no exception to the changing format, but doesn’t have to be added to your list of stressors. Here are some tips for making a smooth transition back into in-person networking: You don’t have ...

How To Choose a Mentor

For a good mentor-mentee relationship there are a few things questions that should be answered first. Why do you need a mentor? What will success look like? A mentor is a person who provides an unbiased perspective to your professional and personal goals. Mentors are usually people who tend to have experience or have specific ...

Career Advice BU Alumni Wish They Knew in College

The Boston University alumni network is an expansive resource for current students to utilize as they work through their 4 years of college. Thanks to our generous alumni, here is some advice they have for Terriers that they wish they knew while in school. Want more career advice? Connect with alumni in BU Connects, BU's ...

What NOT to Do in An Interview

Interviews can be nerve-wracking. You want to present yourself as a strong candidate and good fit for the position. The following are some behavioral mistakes hiring managers would recommend you avoid during a job interview: Arriving late Showing up late reflects poorly on you. It can give the impression that you lack professionalism and don't ...

The Benefits of a Job Shadow

Have you ever wondered what a video game designer does all day? What about a financial planner, or a social worker, or a chemist? As you explore different career paths and reflect on the kinds of jobs you might be interested in, it can be hard to feel as if you truly know what a ...