Making It Happen

Goals:

  • Launch your job search
  • Apply for jobs, graduate school, or fellowships and service opportunities
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Continue to consider your future path and career goals

Make a positive impression from the get-go. Present your best self before, during, and after your interview with these tips and strategies. Read more

More to Explore:

Jobs 101 With the right search strategies and research, you can find opportunities that are right for you.

Anatomy of a Cover Letter Learn how to write a letter that will set you apart from the competition.

Anatomy of a Resume Showcase your credentials and achievements in ways that will make employers take notice.

Applying: The Mechanics When your resume and cover letter are good to go, you’ll want to make sure you dot your i’s and cross your t’s.

Dress for the Interview Make an impression with head-to-toe professionalism and polish.

For Alumni Keep in touch and take advantage of career services we offer BU graduates.

Recommended Reading List

Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?,
by Ellen Gordon Reeves
(available from BU Libraries)

Preparing for the Behavior-Based Interview, by Terry L. Fitzwater

What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, by Richard Nelson Bolles

The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search, by Orville Pierson
(available from BU Libraries)

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