Fall 2021The Pulsifer Career Development Center is open for IN-PERSON business.  All appointments and drop-in’s will be offered in-person or on-line and can be scheduled on Handshake.  Please read all CareerEdge e-correspondence & your career coach emails for community updates and your career coach’s appointment and drop-in modality options.  Please email GA_UCD@Bentley.edu for questions. For the most updated career related Covid-19 information click here.

Resume/Cover Letter Advice

Resume Refresher!

Now that it’s officially the fall semester and students are applying, interviewing, and getting hired, it’s important to update your resume! Remember, there are a few tips for success:

Update your resume frequently! 
As soon as you start a new role or position (whether it be for a club or a job!), you can add that experience to your resume. Make sure to use powerful, action-based, and result-focused words to really leave your mark!
Focus on your passions.
Your resume …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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18 Great Verbs to Improve your Resume

Compelling action verbs help you describe your past accomplishments and stand out from other candidates. Use these 18 verbs to elevate your resume to the next level!

By Hailey Jennato
Hailey Jennato CareerEdge Colleague Hailey Jennato
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On Demand Access to Career Development with CDI 301

Do you want career coaching on YOUR TIME?!  When YOU want it? Even at 2 a.m. on Sunday night? Are you asking yourself what career action steps you should take now?  Are you wondering how to advance your career took kit?

Don’t miss out on this ON DEMAND ACCESS to the UCD by registering for CDI 301!

Resources at your fingertips 24/7, all asynchronous, with NO HOMEWORK or GRADES – open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors!

Register via WorkDay NOW!

By Alyssa Hammond
Alyssa Hammond Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center Alyssa Hammond
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ON DEMAND ACCESS to the CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER with CDI 301!

Hello Finance and Corporate Finance & Accounting (FI-Focus) Students!  Recruiting season is HERE…

Make sure you’re prepared by registering for asynchronous CDI 301.  Get advice and recommended resources from the Career Development Center ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

By MaryEllen Ryan
MaryEllen Ryan Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center MaryEllen Ryan
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The Ultimate Guide to a Consulting Cover Letter

How do you draft a cover letter that will help get you interviews at some of the top consulting firms?  This is a great question and the good folks at IGotAnOffer.com provide some excellent information that will help guide you.  I encourage you to read their article to learn more.

Consulting Cover Letter Article Link

 

By Brian Moccio
Brian Moccio Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Development Center, Pulsifer Career Development Center Brian Moccio
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Once The Internship Is Over: Pitch Update

How are you going to articulate what you accomplished this summer? Make sure to update your elevator pitch and practice with a friend or Career Coach!

By Sarah Vojta
Sarah Vojta CareerEdge Manager Sarah Vojta
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Resumes: What They Are / What They’re Not

This summer is all about resumes. Almost every time you apply for a job, you will need to submit a resume. You might need to submit other documents, too, but a resume is usually a must-have for any job application that you complete, making it crucial for students to understand what resumes are.

 

RESUMES ARE:

Brief, personalized, and well-formatted overviews of your professional history
A way to show your most excellent endeavors
Documents that you should know inside and …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Your Resume’s Growth

We all learn and grow, every year, without fail. So should your resume. As you experience and grow more, your resume should slowly fill up, leaving less blank space on the paper. For example, as a high-school student, there’s a big chance you’ve had fewer jobs than a college student. As a first-year, you’re going to have (probably) less to put on your resume than a senior. Here are some rules as it relates to improving your resume… over time.

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Resume Introduction & Building Skills

Most Bentley students know what a resume is, but there are different ways to think about the document, which can give you a creative advantage as you create yours!

 

So, what’s a resume?

A resume is a story that can get you hired.
It must be true and include your best, most impressive achievements.
The document is important and ever-changing.
Most importantly, it is often your first impression.
A solid & neat resume is the most powerful career tool …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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What Are Your Top 5 Strengths?

Make sure you highlight your strengths in an interview or on your resume! It helps employers get some insight into who you are!

By Sarah Vojta
Sarah Vojta CareerEdge Manager Sarah Vojta
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