- Job offers
- search strategies
- recruiting calendars
If you are looking for opportunities, start withhandshake, our central platform where employers post jobs for Boston College students. All major employers hire on Handshake, including Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, startups, and morecampus recruitingoccasions.
our leaderhelps you set up your profile and get the most out of your Handshake account.
external work boards
While we highly recommend using Handshake as your primary job search platform, there are a variety of other online job sites that can also serve as helpful resources. Below are some general job boards to get you started. For industry specific resources, visit ourracing groupPages.
|ascend||wayup.com||A platform for young professionals to explore opportunities, get advice and get discovered by employers|
|Linkedin.com||Explore career opportunities in the world's largest professional network|
|In fact||in fact. with||United States job ads|
|simply rented||www.einfachgemietet.com||Aggregated job listings from thousands of websites and job boards|
|Monster||monstruo.com||A full range of job search, career management, recruiting and talent management products and services|
|glass door||glassdoor.com||Job postings with company reviews, salary reports and more|
|college recruiter||collegerecruiter.com||Job search for current and recent college students|
|AfterCollege.com||AfterCollege.com||The largest career network for students and graduates|
|CollegeGrad.com||CollegeGrad.com||A job board for the entry-level job search|
|Idealistic||idealista.org||A job board for a non-profit/government job search|
|professional partner||profellow.com||A job bank for the search for professional and academic scholarships|
|And and||jopwell.com||A career advancement platform for Black, Latino, and Native American students and professionals|
|To connect||linkup.com||A global job vacancy index|
|job B||bwork.es||B Work connects job seekers with useful and meaningful work at companies that use business as a force for good|
|GoinGlobal||golobal.com||GoinGlobal helps new and experienced job seekers find opportunities locally and internationally|
Develop a research plan.
Develop a plan that includes your target career field, ideal geographic location, ideal start date, and the type of organization you're looking for in terms of size and culture. Additionally, we encourage you to set goals for yourself and set deadlines to achieve them. If you need help with this process, we encourage you to do so.schedule a work appointmentto discuss your goals with a career coach.
Research Target Employers
Most vacancies are not widely advertised. They are usually posted on the organization's website. Identify promising employers through verification.handshake, edit your contacts, check out sites likeSafemiLinkedInand read trade websites and magazines. Then visit those employers' websites to search for job openings.
track your progress
As you are likely to be at different stages of the application process with different organizations at any given time, it is essential to develop a process to keep track of all the details. Keep a spreadsheet that includes the organization, title, links to the organization's website and job description, the date you submitted your application, the follow-up date, the date of the interview (interviews), and other notes or relevant details.
Students also have free access to a job search platform called Huntr. The platform easily tracks the positions you're interested in and where you are in the application cycle. Click the button below to sign up and learn more.
Understand hiring deadlines
Each career area follows unique hiring cycles and general hiring timelines. To be successful in your job search, you need to know the hiring cycles for your chosen industry. Below is information that can help guide your individual job search based on when BC graduates have been hired in the past.
Hiring hours per career cluster
Hiring hours are based onaggregated results datafrom the years 2017-2020 and full-time reference positions.
|racing group||before last year||last fall semester||last semester of spring||After graduation|
|all the groups||21%||22%||36%||21%|
|Economics, consulting and finance||36%||29%||24%||11%|
|communication, art and media||2%||14%||42%||44%|
|Education, Community Service and Social Service||4%||14%||52%||29%|
|Government, Law and Public Order||3%||4%||56%||37%|
|Health and Nursing||4%||8%||48%||39%|
|Science, Technology and Engineering||6%||29%||47%||19%|
Protect yourself against fraud
We know you work hard to find the perfect job or internship. However, it's important to realize that the seemingly perfect job may not be so perfect after all. Not all job advertisements are legitimate; Scammers may post fraudulent jobs to get your personal information for identity theft or to get money from you. These scam jobs can be hard to spot, but it's important to know some tips about warning signs to look out for and how to protect yourself if you think you've applied for a fraudulent job.
The Boston College Career Center makes every effort to verify the legitimacy of employers and job listings listed on Handshake. However, the ultimate responsibility for finding a potential employer and its opportunities rests with the candidate. Keep these tips in mind for any job offers you receive by email, on a job board, or on a handshake. If you are uncomfortable with a job offer, please do not click on any links or provide any personal information.Contactwith any questions you have about the legitimacy of an employer or opportunity.
Notices in the job/internship ad
- It requires you to provide your credit card, bank account numbers, or other personal financial records. Do not disclose financial information at any time during your job search and hiring process.
- An initial investment is required as B. a payment by bank transfer or mail.
- On the initial application, you will be asked to provide information about your social security number and driver's license. Personal information should never be requested during the initial application process.
- The post contains many spelling and grammatical errors.
- The position is listed as one of the following: Accountant, Envelope Envelope, Home Assembly Jobs, Office Administrator, or Online Surveys.
- It promises too much money for too little work, or the description focuses on the amount of money to be earned and neglects the actual responsibilities of the job.
- The contact email address contains the domain @live.com, @hotmail, @yahoo, @gmail, etc.
- Be wary of unsolicited emails that are not specifically directed at you. Many employers have access to resumes through career centers. So if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Career Center.
- Be suspicious of unauthorized job offers on campus and other facilities.
Red flags when interacting with employers
- The employer will reply to you immediately after you submit your resume (Note: this does not include an automated response you may receive from the employer after you submit your resume).
- The employer will contact you by phone, but it is not possible to call you back.
- The interview is done online, by SMS or chat and the offer is made almost immediately.
- You receive an unexpectedly large check.
- You will be asked to provide a photo of yourself.
- If you meet in person with an employer, this should always take place in a public place (office, cafeteria, etc.). Beware of someone who wants to meet you at your home or offers you a ride.
Questions to ask when searching for an employer or opportunity
- Does the company website look legit? Scammers often create quick and simple web pages that appear legitimate at first glance, but often provide no information other than the job offer. You can also use sites like thisbest business officemiVacuum cleanerto verify organizations. Use social media to research each employer, for example. For example Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn. Search for the company on sites likeGlassdoor.comfor comments and complaints.
- Does the domain of the contact's email address match the domain used on the company website? Scammers often try to impersonate a legitimate company, but change characters in their email domain that don't match the company's actual email address.
- Thoroughly research company websites: Does the company have a website? Does the website match the post? Does the site seem legit? Look out for "stock images," grammatical errors, and misuse of the English language.
- Is it difficult to find contact information? If it's hard to find an address, real contact, company name, etc., you should proceed with caution.
- Can you find online fraud reports for this company? You can google the name of the company and the word "scam" (ie company "X" scam).
What to do if you are involved in a scam?
- You must contact us immediately.Boston University Police Department.
- If you transferred money to a fraudulent employer, contact your bank or credit card company immediately to close your account and dispute the charges.
- If the incident occurred entirely over the Internet, the student mustreport an incidentor call the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at: 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).
- Pleasecontact the Career Centersince we want to be informed about activities related to illegal posts to avoid more victims.
- Those of the Federal Trade CommissionConsumer information site about employment scams
- FBI Public Service AdvisoryWarning about internet-based job scams targeting college students.
- Fraudulent Employers: Tips for Career Centers and StudentsmiProtect yourself from fraudulent employersblog entries.