The outbreak of COVID-19, has changed the current recruitment landscape massively. The need to adapt to new ways of working has never been more important to ensure that you acquire and continue to build on the skills and competencies employers value in the workplace, whether that is in a physical or online space.
We have compiled a list of resources to help you identify sources of job vacancies available remotely or online, as well as a list of learning opportunities that you can access to help acquire and develop specific skills whilst we all self-isolate. Visit MyCareerHub to find out more.
Read our FAQs about the impact of Covid-19 on your career.
Finding a job
Whether you are looking for part time work, a placement, internship or graduate role, you'll find a variety of current job vacancies on MyCareerHub, our online jobs portal.
You may also want to consider looking for work opportunities on campus such as representing BU as a student ambassador, a ResLifeBU Resident Assistant, a PAL Leader or working for SUBU. Details of these and other BU opportunities can be found at the bottom of this page.
Advice and support
You can book an appointment with a Careers Adviser who can support you through the career planning and job hunting process. You’ll be able to discuss your job search strategy and how to make your CV, covering letter and LinkedIn profiles stand out. You’ll also gain one-to-one feedback on your applications. If you are offered an interview you can book a practice interview and gain useful tips for how best to sell yourself and cope with interview nerves! We can also provide you with careers advice through one-to-one appointments for up to three years after you graduate.
You can book an appointment to speak to one of our professionally qualified Careers Advisers on MyCareerHub.
As well as giving you advice about the career paths open to you, we can also assist you with writing your CV and covering letter, provide interview tips and help you find the best way to sell yourself in your chosen profession.
Sometimes finding a job can be all about who you know rather than what you know, which is why networking is so important. We host employer presentations where you can find out more about working in a specific industry, and skills workshops to improve your CV writing or interview technique. Check the events section in MyCareerHub.
Every October we host our annual Careers Fair where we invite dozens of employers on campus, providing you with information about insight days for first years, placement opportunities and graduate jobs. It’s a great chance to meet employers and find out more about different opportunities out there.