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What Goes On When Your References Are Checked

Professional Development

You did it. You successfully finished the interview, hopefully feeling satisfied. But what about those references you gave to the interviewer – what happens to those now that your interview’s done? Read on to find out!

By: Abbas Virji 291 reads | 0 comments
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“Do You Have Any Questions?”

CSI Blog

Interviews are a two-way street. They allow employers to find out more about their candidates, and candidates to find out more about the employer. Find out what kind of questions you can ask to maximize your interview. 

By: Ronald Yeung 156 reads | 0 comments
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Six Key Tips for Creating Connections at Career Fairs

CSI Blog

Career fairs are no doubt stressful experiences for a range of people, but there are ways to ease the stress. If you want to create meaningful connections with organizations at the fair (with less stress), keep on reading to discover some useful tips.                           

By: Abbas Virji 264 reads | 0 comments
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Standing Out In A Crowded Job Market

Interviews

Standing out in today’s job market is definitely a tough task. But, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a number of ways you can make yourself stand out to potential employers. Read on to find out how.

By: Abbas Virji 362 reads | 0 comments
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Secrets of a Successful Co-op Interview

Interviews

Interviews: one of the terrifying barriers blocking your path from a great job that your whole academic career has been working towards. When competing for coveted co-op positions, keep these five interview tips in mind to raise the bar!

By: allisonclee 471 reads | 0 comments
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Informational Interview: A Powerful Career Exploration and Networking Tool

Interviews

Interested in learning more about a particular career path? Hoping to expand your network? Looking to practice for job interviews? An informational interview might just be the thing you need!

By: Stephanie Munez 787 reads | 0 comments
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Doing It Right: Know Your Employment Rights

#OLCchat

What do employment rights issues look like? Issues of discrimination, harassment, and unpaid wages are a few well-known examples, but you might be surprised to learn how subtle and seemingly commonplace many employment rights infractions are. Here are some situations you might want to be prepared for.

By: David Lindskoog 507 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10: How NOT to Answer Interview Questions

Work Search

You've likely received endless advice on how to prepare for an interview, and on just the right answers to give, so we're switching it up with 10 tips on how NOT to answer interview questions.

By: admin 1133 reads | 0 comments
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Any Questions?

Interviews

Have you encountered an interview question that you're not sure how to answer? Post it here in the comments section, and we’ll help you figure it out, plus come in to read questions others struggled with.

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10 Tips on Answering Interview Questions Effectively

interview questions

Interviews are challenging yet predictable. You know that you will be asked a series of questions so that the employer can get to know you better and determine if you are a good fit for their position. We put together 10 tips to answer these questions effectively.

By: Quentin 1288 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: Interviewee to Interviewer

Natalie's TFCSE Co-op

Natalie faces a new experience in her role as SFU Food Bank Coordinator: Conducting interviews. After only a few short months, she's on the other side of the table, find out how it went.

By: npope 512 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Conversation

Stephanie Munez

Interacting with others happens on a daily basis, whether it is at a business meeting, presentation, or an informal conversation with a friend or co-worker.  Mastering this skill can lead to better relationships between co-workers, friends and clients.

By: Stephanie Munez 1198 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Saying THANK YOU

Interviews

Saying thank you is simply the manifestation of showing your appreciation, politeness and your overall good manners. Were you aware that it’s strongly recommended to write thank you notes after interviews?

By: Jeannie Chong 835 reads | 1 comments
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Time for FUN

Career Services

Summer is almost over. Before going back to school in September, why don’t we take the time to relax and have some fun?

By: Jeannie Chong 475 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCChat: Interview Preparation and Performance

Event Summaries

July 30th marked our third of five Twitter chats and was all about interview preparation and performance. Jill Eddy, this week's guest host, joined the SFU OLC and Career Services for an informative discussion. Read the Storify recap here!

By: Sage Testini 445 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Job Search: The End of Round 2 - Decision Time

Interviews

After having had 3 interviews, Natalie realized that she would be happy with any of the jobs. Now, what does she do when two still are deciding, and one calls her and asks her to decide within 24 hours?

By: npope 452 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Job Search: My Best Job Interview?

Natalie's Co-op Job Search Blog

Natalie goes on her third interview. For this job interview she has relevant experience and hopes this will work to her advantage.

By: npope 372 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Job Search: Preparation Is Key

Work Search

Have you been asked to prepare a presentation and write an exam on top of your typical interview for your next job? Read on to find out more about Natalie's experience with this new job interview format and her key take-away lessons for you.

By: npope 377 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Job Search: And Round Two Begins

Natalie's Co-op Job Search Blog

Natalie had just finished her previous co-op and started applying for her second job this spring. Read on to find out how her first interview goes, for her second round of co-op job search.

By: npope 508 reads | 0 comments
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Tips to Answer those Tough Interview Questions

CSI Blog

As we’re coming up to the end of the semester, most of us are thinking of looking for opportunities to work over the summer. As such, most of you are putting together your cover letter and resume, and maybe even your portfolio. Besides the research about the company, how do you prepare for those tough interview questions?

By: Mike Wong 757 reads | 0 comments