Professional References

A professional reference is a recommendation from a person who can vouch for your qualifications for a job. Generally, you will be asked for 3-5 references by HR or the hiring manager after you have gone through the interview process. …

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Resume Tips for Student Athletes

Any student involved in BSU’s athletics programs knows the time and dedication required to participate and balance academics and other on-and off-campus involvement. Don’t underplay your involvement, as it demonstrates teamwork, communication skills, and a commitment to a goal.

Student …

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Action Verbs for Resume Writing

Recruiters often see the same action words on a resume – led, responsible for, managed. And quite frankly, they have lost their meaning when it comes to properly communicating your accomplishments. So, let’s enhance your resume with a few action verbs …

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Beyond BSU Speaker Series – Conversation with Katie McCue ’03, Deputy Executive Director of the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA)

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Beyond BSU Speaker Series – Conversation with Kelly Duggan ’06, President and Owner of Physical Therapy U (PTU)

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Part-Time Job vs. Internships

Are you unsure whether you should pursue a part-time job or an internship? What are some of the differences? How should you prioritize your time at BSU?

Our expert answer is: It depends…

Getting a job or an internship during …

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Tell me about yourself/30-second Introduction

Tell me about yourself.

One of the most important parts of any interview happens in the first few moments when you’re instructed to “tell me about yourself.”  Whether in the initial or in the final round of interviews with the …

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Gerald Tang Executive Director
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LinkedIn Profile Development Checklist

LinkedIn is an effective tool to network virtually with others. To allow employers, recruiters, and others to find you. Create a profile that stands out and will entice professionals to contact you once they view your profile. Use this checklist …

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Dress for Success – Business attire 101

What’s the best outfit to wear to a job interview? The answer will vary depending on the type of job and company you’re interviewing with. You always want to dress to make the best impression, but the outfit you choose …

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Career Advice for First Year College Students

Hey First Year students! We are here to support you! Check out these five quick steps to jump-start your career at BSU and beyond.

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Gerald Tang Executive Director
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Transferable Skills

Transferable skills are skills that you have acquired throughout your life that are transferable to things that you will be doing in the future. They are non-job-specific skills that can be used in a variety of occupations. You may have …

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5 Common Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Your First Job

Applying for your first job can be intimidating. Luckily, there’s a way to significantly improve your chances of getting hired: including a cover letter in your application whether it’s required or not. Doing so shows a level of professionalism that …

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How Graduates Can Write a Resume with No Experience

How Graduates Can Write a Resume with No Experience

Securing the best possible role after college or university is a top priority for any recent graduate. You didn’t study hard for all those years to settle for second best. But …

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20 Tips on How to Write a Resume

20 Tips on How to Write a Resume

When you come to write a resume, you need to spend more than the two minutes that you spend reading this article to research your approach. While we have created these 20 …

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