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Working with Grace: Master Your Career with Your Handshake

Working with Grace

Are you a bone crusher or a limp hand-shaker? You may ask, “Does a handshake really matter?” Well, apparently, a simple handshake can say a lot about you in the work and social settings. Read on to find out what kind of handshake you have and how to improve your handshaking skills…

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Top 10 Reasons I Won't Hire You

Interviews

Ever wished you could get into the mind of an employer to find out what not to do during an interview and what might cause your résumé and cover letter to be relegated to the “not worth considering” pile? Co-op employer Shona Taner lists her Top 10 tips on how to avoid that fate.

By: Shona Taner 32944 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: When You're Wrong, You're Right

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It's not what you say that matters, but how you say it. You could be making something up on the spot, and be totally wrong on whatever it is you're talking about, but if you appear confident in what you're saying, you're more likely to be seen as right.

What exactly is confidence, and how do we get more of it?

By: David Lindskoog 6886 reads | 0 comments
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Why I HATE Interviews!

Interviews

Hate interviews?  Find them challenging, time consuming and nerve wracking?  We do too! Some WIL staff members share their interview frustrations and invite you to share yours! Maybe we can then all get a little bit better at them.

By: Quentin 7336 reads | 1 comments
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The Dirty Dozen Interview Questions (Part III)

Interviews

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 Three, the final portion of our multi-part series explores the last four of the 12 most commonly asked, commonly-feared interview questions.

By: Darryn DiFrancesco 28337 reads | 0 comments
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Any Questions?

Career Services

When preparing for an interview, one of the most important things to come prepared for is to ask the interviewer questions. If you don't ask the interviewer will think you are not interested in the job or you did not prepare for the interview. But what kinds of questions should you ask?

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Preparation = Successful Interview!

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There are many factors that make a successful interview, but by far the most important is preparation. It seems simple, but it's not necessarily easy. Preparation is not only being able to answer the standard questions, but also being able to convey  how outstanding you would be in the organization.

By: Bobbie Reilly 20164 reads | 0 comments
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Student Interview Tips from the BC Public Service

BC Public Service

The BC Public Service is hiring! If youre considering applying for a position with the BC Public Service or have an upcoming interview with them, read on to learn about their interview tips and strategies.

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Going to an Interview Used to be so Simple

Interviews

Interviews can sometimes not only be challenging but also awkward at times. Interviewers can ask you strange questions or display other unexpected behaviors, but what do you do if the interviewer refuses to shake hands during the start of the interview?

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The Value of a Practice Interview

Interviews

The interview process can be a very intimidating and overwhelming process for many job applicants. The stress of being in the hot seat can make even the most composed interviewee melt under the pressure. Interview anxiety can be tamed and even prepared for with the help of an understanding and insightful SFU Student Advisor...

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Peeriodical: Make the Right Impression with Handshake and Email Etiquette

CSI Blog

Ever wonder what exactly makes a good impression when it comes to business? With my new job under my belt, I’ve networked and met several influential individuals.  Upon introducing myself, shaking hands and getting to know these people, I have come to realize that there is a certain business etiquette that everyone that hopes to make a good impression should know.

By: Stephanie Juy 8196 reads | 0 comments
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The Secret to Landing the Job: Post-Interview Thank-You Letters

Career Services

When you are looking for a job, sometimes a cover letter, resume, and interview are not enough.  Sending a thank you letter to your interviewer might just make or break your chances of getting the position.

By: Michelle Chan 8477 reads | 0 comments
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What's Your Biggest Question About the World of Work?

Resumes

The Canada Prospects Youth Research Team crossed the country to discover what job seekers like you need to know about employment in Canada. Read on to learn the answers to your most common questions.

By: Jae Sung 3586 reads | 0 comments
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Dave’s Diary: Use Empathy to Master Your Next Job Interview

Series

Busy week! Sometimes it seems like there’s a never-ending stream of students to see, employers to contact, people to follow up with, meetings to attend, and… well, blog articles to write!

By: David Lindskoog 6151 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Find Out About Informational Interviews

CSI Blog

There was a time when I didn’t know what informational interviews were. Little did I know that I could contact people who had positions that sounded interesting and ask about what they did! Can you imagine how shocked I was when I found out, I wondered why would anyone want to help me?

By: Helen Kim 5870 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Directed Work Search Step 3: Informational Interviews

Information Interviews

Informational interviews are a great way for you to get an inside look into the day to day functions of a career path you want to pursue and help you to focus your self-directed work search.

By: Heather Williams 10117 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: To Shake or Not to Shake? “Sick Handshake” Etiquette

CSI Blog

Going to an interview used to be so simple. What could be easier? Well, maybe a lot of things, but at least steps 1 through 4 were pretty straightforward. Right? I mean, what could possibly go wrong with introducing yourself and shaking hands?

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