Tag Archives: Career

Negotiate Your Salary the Right Way: a Fireside Chat with Lisa Toby

After making it through a strenuous interview process, the greatest gratification is receiving a call stating that you have been selected for the position of your choice. However, while you may be excited about beginning a new career, you may be a little less enthusiastic about the salary and benefits the company is offering you.

In this Fireside Chat, we sat down with Lisa Metropolis-Toby, the Assistant Dean of Career Services at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) to learn about how to negotiate a job offer the right way. Continue reading Negotiate Your Salary the Right Way: a Fireside Chat with Lisa Toby

Doing Your Homework: What to Research Before an Interview

So you’ve practiced how you will answer all of the behavioral questions that come your way, but it’s also equally imperative to convey that you understand both the company itself and the role you are applying for. In order to properly prepare for an interview, it is important to conduct background research to guide your discussion.

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21 Questions to Ask During an Interview

When the interviewer invites questions at the end of an interview, it is important to optimize this time. Asking the right questions can be a great opportunity to showcase your interest as well as to determine if the company is a good fit for your professional goals. To help you out, we have compiled these questions to keep the conversation going. Continue reading 21 Questions to Ask During an Interview

Mentorship and Leadership: Career Spotlight with Chakena Sims, Deputy Press Secretary at Chicago Public Schools

Chakena Sims is a rising leader. She serves as the Deputy Press Secretary for Chicago Public Schools and is also a Trustee at Connecticut College. When she isn’t busy working, Chakena may be found brunching or reading a good book.  During our time with Chakena we spoke to her about the public school system, leadership, and how to find a good mentor.

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