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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCChat: Interview Preparation and Performance

Twitter Tuesdays

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!

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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?

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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.

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Natalie's Co-op Job Search: Preparation Is Key

Interviews

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.

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Natalie's Co-op Job Search: And Round Two Begins

Work Search

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.

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Tips to Answer those Tough Interview Questions

Work Search

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 9699 reads | 0 comments
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Use Stories To Refine Your Resume

Narratives

Despise updating your resume? Here's a technique that uses the stories from your life to bring new life to your resume. By thinking of each job on your resume as a small chapter of your work story, you can create a more impactful document, and you might even enjoy doing it!

By: Monique Wong 17648 reads | 0 comments
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Nail Down the Interview

interview success

I’m sitting in front of an interview panel with six Environment Canada staff. The man in the suit at the centre of the panel asks me, “What are BC’s biggest environmental issues?” My mind is blank, yet six pairs of eyes are staring at me to say something. “Er,” I stumble, “it rains a lot?”

By: Liesl Jurock 8506 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Woes

Co-op Reflections

So you have been shortlisted for an interview, what do you do next?  Take a deep breath, gather your thoughts and do some research!  Preparation and confidence are key, but what happens when this isn't enough?

By: Stephanie Chow 7142 reads | 0 comments
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BIG Company Interviews - Microsoft

Podcast

The Online Learning Community takes a focus in  this article on how to tackle an interview with one of the biggest - Microsoft.  Please take the time to listen to the podcasts (MP3 format) provided for in-depth  information on a more personal level.

By: Zac Bush 9532 reads | 0 comments
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How To Use Interviewstream To Land The Job

CSI Blog

“Um” comes up all too often in interviews, which is pretty much the last place you want it to! So, at such a crucial time when you need to be presenting confidence, have you ever wondered how your interview went? Interviewstream will be your strongest ally in building up confident responses and combating nervousness.

By: Chelsey Hugelshofer 19199 reads | 0 comments
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Nailing Job Interviews Part 1: Pre departure

Career Services
While some students attended class and others continued their research or homework, a group of students gathered in the depths of the Maggie Benston Centre at Career Services headquarters. Here, we were trained, equipped and armed – ready for our next mission: an Interview.
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The Waiting Room

Fiction

"'I'm here for an interview with, ah... Mr. Jenson." He felt more than saw her purposeful scan of his appearance. In his mind, the just-noticeable wrinkles in his only white collared  shirt became words scrawled in thick, black permanent marker. I'm not good enough. A days' stubble. Hastily tied necktie. What am I even doing here?

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Dealing with Interview Rejection

Work Search

Dealing with interview rejection is not always easy, but don't let it stop you from landing your dream job! Read on to find out how to deal with job rejections and how you can improve your future interview performance!

By: Victoria Cottell 10370 reads | 0 comments
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Acing the Job Interview

Interviews

You submitted a stellar resume and landed an interview. Great! Now you have to ace the interview. At the interview, you will want to make a good impression, so make it count!  Here are some tips to give yourself an edge!

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Nailing Interviews Part 2: In the Interview

Career Services

We last left off during the pre-departure training for the grand mission known to everyone as an interview. Catch up with the trainees as they go into their next campaign - the actual interview.

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Ten Tips on Interview Prep from Employers via Facebook

Top Tip Lists

I’m preparing to present an interview workshop. So, of course, I’m procrastinating on Facebook. I thought it might be a good idea to get fresh perspectives from Facebook friends who also hire students. 

By: Liesl Jurock 9132 reads | 0 comments
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The Dirty Dozen Interview Questions (Part II)

interview questions

Needless to say, we all want to succeed while being interviewed. Yet it seems no matter how much we prepare, we always come across at least one question that stumps us. Part Two of this three-part series explores the 12 most commonly asked, commonly-feared interview questions...so read on!

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Dave's Diary: How To Talk About Yourself Without Being An Arrogant Jerk

Not For Sale

Did Greenday get it right?  Are nice people no more than spineless wimps, waiting to be crushed by the world's more fortitudinous vertebrates? Cathy Keates offers an alternative point of view.

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The "3 P’s" of Interviewing

Job search

Get ready for your interviews by remembering the “3 P’s”: Professionalism, Passion and Preparation.

 

By: Victoria Cottell 9510 reads | 0 comments