Tag: skills

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 ...

Developing Skills Outside the Classroom

As we all understand, life moves frighteningly quickly. Not only do the physical seasons seem to fly by, but put in the context of career conversations, the speed of life can make decisions (both academic and career related) quite blurry. It might seem difficult, as a student at Boston University, to simultaneously focus on an ...

Back to the Basics: Reading and Writing in your Internship

By Alisa Harris Marketing & Communications Manager, College of General Studies When you start an internship, there’s a lot to learn. For the marketing and communications interns I manage, it’s stuff like how to draft a good tweet, how to write a web post, or how to dream up ideas that advance our marketing goals. ...

Get Your Career “In Shape:” Show Your T-Shape To Employers

As you consider where you would like to work, and what you would like to do when you get there, and the skills that you can take to your internship while at BU or an entry-level position upon graduation, keep in mind the other side of the coin. What are employers seeking in the current ...

Should I Have An Interests Section On My Resume?

One optional section that you may consider for your resume is an Interests Section. The purpose of including interests on your resume is to help differentiate yourself from other job applicants and show a bit of your personality to the reader. However, you may decide to omit an interests section if you have other information ...

Transferable Skills for Liberal Arts Majors

As an undergraduate, I was often asked what I was studying in school. When I said “I’m an English major,” I would typically get responses such as: “Oh, so you must want to be a teacher.” “What are you going to do with that, read Shakespeare for a living?” “Good luck finding a job with ...

A Year (Or Two) of Post-Graduate Service

Having spent two years in an AmeriCorps program after college, I know firsthand the negative views that are sometimes held about post-graduate service.