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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

Arts and Social Sciences

Did you know that according to some statistics, up to 33% of managers know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether or not they will hire someone? Learn how to ace your interview from beginning to end with these 8 great tips.

By: Krista Michelle Kandt 385 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things I Learned About Myself During My Work Term

Co-operative Education

Have you ever considered what you would say during an interview when asked the “Tell Us About Yourself” question? Courtney, a Business co-op student learned a lot about herself during her co-op and has figured out her answer.  Read her reflection and re-think your answer to the question.

By: Courtney Adams 736 reads | 0 comments
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A Career Path to City Hall: Conversations with my Co-op Colleague

Co-op Reflections

Touring city hall with Darryl McCarron, it was clear just how passionate he is about his work with the City of Surrey. Despite his prominent role in communications now, however, his career path began quite differently.

By: Alexis Tyller 695 reads | 0 comments
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How to Research a Company: What to Look For

interview research

Have an interview coming up? Remember to research the company first. Co-op student Katya delivers key tips on how to sharpen your focus and know exactly where to look for the information you need.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 1406 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 2]: Interviews

Co-op

Are you a Computing Science Student about to be interviewed?  Dylan shares interview tips, personal anecdotes, and learn how to prepare yourself for your next interview.  This is part two of five.

By: Dylan Hawkins 714 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

STAR Format

While completing her co-op with posAbilities, Jordana Fridman had the opportunity to observe the other side of the interview process. Here's her insight into what employers are really looking for.

By: Jordana Fridman 2537 reads | 0 comments
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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

interview preparation

As a first-time Co-op seeker with little real-world work experience, it can be daunting to read the words ‘work samples required’ in a job posting. Here are 5 useful tips for showcasing your work at your next interview.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 2232 reads | 0 comments
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Joshua’s Job Tips: Turning the Tables during Coop Interviews: How to Showcase Yourself as the Candidate They Want

Top Tip Lists

A lack of confidence can make you feel like you are getting raked over the coals in an interview. Learn what you can do to flip the situation on your interviewers in order to look like a pro and learn what they are really looking for in an employee.

By: Joshua Koehn 2209 reads | 0 comments
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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

Co-op

After working for a year with Arts and Communications Co-op here at SFU, I’ve seen students land amazing Co-op opportunities, and I’ve also seen students struggle when it comes to following through, and landing the job. Here are a couple of truth bombs from yours truly that I hope will help you buck up and land a Co-op job.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 2527 reads | 0 comments
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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook [Part 3]: App Review

Bradley's Facebook Interview

Ever wondered what it would be like to be interviewed by Facebook?  Bradley Sutherland, a recent graduate from SFU’s Interactive Arts and Technology and a specialist in interactive design, was selected to be interviewed by the social media giant.  Bradley shared his 3 part interview experience with the OLC.

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Great Minds Think Tech: Kiran Basra at Electronic Arts

analytics

For Kiran Basra, senior Communication Co-op student, working at Electronic Arts was a unique experience from the get-go. Between re-constructing her job description and fine-tuning her marketing analytics skills on-the-job, Kiran has re-defined what Communication Co-op students can accomplish. 

By: sgrandin 2155 reads | 0 comments
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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook: [Part 2] Portfolio Review

Bradley's Facebook Interview

Ever wondered what it would be like to be interviewed by Facebook?  Bradley Sutherland, a recent graduate from SFU’s Interactive Arts and Technology and a specialist in interactive design, was selected to be interviewed by the social media giant.  Bradley shared his 3 part interview experience with the OLC. 

By: admin 1847 reads | 0 comments
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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook: [Part 1] Recruiter

Phone Interview

Ever wondered what it would be like to be interviewed by Facebook?  Bradley Sutherland, a recent graduate from SFU’s Interactive Arts and Technology and a specialist in interactive design, was selected to be interviewed by the social media giant.  Bradley shared his 3 part interview experience with the OLC.

By: admin 2133 reads | 0 comments
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What Goes On When Your References Are Checked

Work Search

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 1934 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Post Interview Tips to Land You the Job

Top Tip Lists

Wonder how you can stand out against other candidates to land your perfect summer job? Check out the 5 post interview tips and tricks to help you leave a lasting impression with the hiring manager. 

By: Nicole Strutt 2041 reads | 0 comments
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“Do You Have Any Questions?”

Interviews

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 1222 reads | 0 comments
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Standing Out In A Crowded Job Market

information interview

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 1561 reads | 0 comments
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Secrets of a Successful Co-op Interview

Co-op 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 1333 reads | 0 comments
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Informational Interview: A Powerful Career Exploration and Networking Tool

Networking

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 1602 reads | 0 comments
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Doing It Right: Know Your Employment Rights

Career Exploration

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 1062 reads | 0 comments