WHAT IS IT?

This is a fun online professional writing and intercultural communication course. You will improve your resume and cover letter while learning how to communicate in today's multicultural workplace; a skill employers look for today. The course is designed knowing you are busy. It can take 1-2 hours per week and is 4 weeks long. It is instructed through videos so there is not a lot of reading. You will receive expert feedback on your professional writing documents.

Cost: $20; non-refundable after the start of the course

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This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official University document that tracks students’ co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record.

THE COURSE IS DIVIDED INTO FOUR MODULES: 

1. GETTING STARTED

  • Think Strengths
  • Breaking Down a Job Description 
  • The Star Approach   
  • Skills Graph

2. RESUME COMPONENTS

  • Elements of Design and Format
  • Accomplishment Statements
  • Revising Your Resume

3. COVER LETTER COMPONENTS

  • Design and Format
  • Create Connection
  • Clarity in Your Writing
  • Revising and Proofreading Your Cover Letter

4. INTERCULTURAL SKILLS

  • Defining Communication and Culture
  • Influences on Intercultural Communication
  • Considering All Sides: A Cultural Scenario
  • Canadian Work Place Culture

STUDENT TESTIMONIAL

"Being an international student, I’ve personally faced challenges while looking for jobs in Canada. Job Search Success has been really helpful for me in terms of boosting my self-confidence as well as helping me clearly understand requirements of a Canadian resume and cover letter. The visual aspect of the course made it more interesting and easier to finish. There are videos embedded throughout the course which I found very student-friendly.

 I also got detailed personalized feedback from the facilitator and I found it easy to improve from there. The course taught me certain formulas which helped me write other cover letters more confidently. Now, I constantly try to use these approaches in creating my job search documents and it has worked out really well for me!

I would absolutely recommend fellow students to take this course if they’re having some issues with finding jobs in Canada."

                                                                                   - SHARED WITH PERMISSION FROM STUDENT

 

JSS IS OFFERED EVERY SEMESTER.

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