Career Tool Kit Series: LinkedIn, Branding YOU!

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Week 3

LinkedIn: Branding you!

When a professional receives your LinkedIn invitation to connect, what do you think is their first move? You’re right if you thought they immediately search for your name, toggle over your name, and then proceed to read your LinkedIn summary. Knowing this practice, you’ll want to market your career aspirations and strengths in your brand which appears underneath your name.

Make sure to carve out ample amount of time when you create your LinkedIn account. You …

By Colleen Murphy
Colleen Murphy Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Services Colleen Murphy
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Actuarial or mathematical sciences as a major can have a big payoff!

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2014 Bentley graduates who pursued actuarial careers were very well compensated with average/median base compensation of $65,000 – a 25% premium over the class average. An impressive ROI!

2015 seniors pursuing actuarial careers are also benefiting from strong employer demand with most having accepted offers prior to the winter break. Among the firms hiring this year’s class are The Hartford, Met Life, Liberty Mutual, John Hancock, CIGNA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Prudential, XL Group, Guardian and Sun Life Financial.

Summer internship hiring remains equally …

By Leonard Morrison
Leonard Morrison Director of Undergraduate Career Services Leonard Morrison
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Susan Sandler Brennan
By Susan Sandler Brennan
Susan Sandler Brennan Associate Vice President, University Career Services Susan Sandler Brennan

While completing my MBA, I was recruited to work as a management consultant. I still remember two full days of grueling interviews, assessments, role plays and case studies. Do you have what it takes to be a consultant? Acing the case is the first step! Learn more about the consulting industry and understand why a case interview is an excellent barometer of whether this is the field for you. We are fortunate to have Alfonso Martinez, 2013 graduate and Business Analyst at Accenture sharing his inside tips and strategies for success. Not only did Alfonso ace the case when interviewing at Accenture, but he was also a member of an award winning Fed Challenge Case Competition team! Hope to see you Friday at 10am! http://careeredge.bentley.edu/events/2015/02/20/conquering-the-case-interview/

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Career Toolkit Series: Covering Cover Letters

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Week 2:  Cover Letter Writing

Customize your cover letter to prove you have the skills, interests, and knowledge that align with the internship/full-time opportunity.
Believe it or not, a cover letter is really not all about you, but rather about the employer.
Make your cover letter an enjoyable read, but not a novel, or your life story! Remember recruiters read a lot of cover letters and it’s a wonderful moment when they come across a well written one!
Address …

By Colleen Murphy
Colleen Murphy Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Services Colleen Murphy
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Career Toolkit Series: Week 1: RESUME TIPS

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Resume Tips:

Highlight your internships that are relevant to an industry of interest.
If you’ve gained knowledge from a class you’re enrolled in, or completed, and it’s relevant to the job you’re applying for, list and describe the class
Unpaid internships and jobs that helped you strengthen or develop new skills, should be listed
Be results oriented on your resume.
If you increased sales, don’t hold back telling the story; share that percentage!
Review your resume, and then review it …

By Colleen Murphy
Colleen Murphy Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Services Colleen Murphy
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