Tag: resume

Listing Coursework On Your Resume

I was an English major here at BU; I had made the decision to study English by the time I was thirteen years old. Nowadays, liberal arts degrees are sometimes wrongly thought to have less value in the job market. In reality, majoring in English is a lot like choosing to major in effective communication ...

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 ...

Creating a Resume Without Experience

Here at the CCD, we often hear students say that they don’t have any experience yet. Students typically mean that they don’t have previous internship or job experience. However, it’s important to remember the various ways that you’ve already gained experience and skills inside and outside the classroom. Employers and graduate schools look at the ...

How to Actually Get a Higher VMock Score

As helpful as VMock is for refining resumes, it can also be feel challenging to make a meaningful change in your resume score. While the score isn't that important (you only need a 65 in order to schedule a resume review with a real person), you might be tempted to try to get it as ...

Virtual Career Fair Tips

Are you looking for an internship or full time job this semester?  If the answer is yes, then you should participate in a virtual career fair. A virtual career fair is essentially the same as an in-person one, it just happens to be online during a specified date and time. The CCD is hosting its ...

How To Put Your COVID-19 Experience on a Resume

COVID-19 has disrupted many people’s career plans and has forced them to think and work creatively. For some people, they may have gained new skills by implementing innovative strategies, technology and services. Others may have been furloughed or may have lost their jobs. In that case, they may have volunteered, took freelance roles, or started ...

Remaining Resilient After Failure

My most prized possession is a binder of awards, certificates, and acceptance letters. I started compiling it in middle school, but the first page is a "Peacemaker for Citizenship" certificate I received in first grade. Failure isn't something I had ever thought about documenting. This is how most people are; you save the wins, to ...

Virtual Volunteering

In the current pandemic environment, you may find yourself stressed, have time on your hands, or feel a bit directionless. Have you thought about doing some virtual volunteer work? Helping others can have a very positive effect on your overall physical and mental health. As a virtual volunteer, you can help an organization remotely from ...

If You Lose Your Job Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

If the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a layoff, furlough or loss of your current position, you can still keep moving forward to find employment. Here are some tips that could help you manage your job search in these uncertain times. First and foremost, give yourself a break and realize that you ...

The CCD Presents: Our Online Career Resource Roundup!

The Center for Career Development is dedicated to supporting students studying remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a list of resources you can access from wherever you're completing your semester. This list will be updated as new resources are added. We hope every student in the BU community remains safe and healthy. Virtual ...