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Samples Required - 5 Tips for Showcasing your Work

Communique

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 409 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

Science

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 674 reads | 0 comments
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The Honest Truth: What it Takes to Land a Co-op Job

truth about 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 1102 reads | 0 comments
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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook [Part 3]: App Review

Interviews

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 554 reads | 0 comments
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Great Minds Think Tech: Kiran Basra at Electronic Arts

Interviews

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 1296 reads | 0 comments
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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook: [Part 2] Portfolio Review

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

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

Professional Development

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 1037 reads | 0 comments
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What Goes On When Your References Are Checked

advanced planning

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 1173 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Post Interview Tips to Land You the Job

Interviews

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 1079 reads | 0 comments
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“Do You Have Any Questions?”

Questions

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 667 reads | 0 comments
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Six Key Tips for Creating Connections at Career Fairs

Networking

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

Professional Development

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 803 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 841 reads | 0 comments
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Informational Interview: A Powerful Career Exploration and Networking Tool

Stephanie Munez

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 1107 reads | 0 comments
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Doing It Right: Know Your Employment Rights

Employment Law

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 742 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 1673 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 3229 reads | 0 comments
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Natalie's Co-op Blog: Interviewee to Interviewer

Interviews

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 832 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Conversation

polite

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 1485 reads | 0 comments