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3 Steps for Cultivating Leadership on your Resume

Peer Education

The term leadership has become a buzzword when describing one’s abilities and skillsets, but leadership is an imperative skill that can give you a competitive edge. Matthew offers three ways to convey this skill to employers when looking for work. 

By: Matthew Furtado 1606 reads | 0 comments
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Part 1: The Proverbial Foot in the Door

Cover Letters

Feeling stuck on the outside of the job market looking in? Need experience for a job but a job for experience? Read how one Master of Resource Management candidate made his way out of “the trap”.

By: Stephen Chastain 1417 reads | 0 comments
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How to Build a LinkedIn Profile in 2 Hours

Volunteer Services

Why should you bother spending 2 hours to make a LinkedIn profile? In this blog, Joanne talks about about her experience using LinkedIn and Lynda.com to build her online presence. 

By: Joanne J Lui 3069 reads | 0 comments
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You Get Out What You Put In: Portfolio, Contacts, Resume

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Moving through your work term, it is valuable to consider what you will take from your co-op experience that will benefit your future career. Kimberly Blair recommends keeping three things in mind: portfolio, contacts, and resume.

By: KLC Blair 4632 reads | 0 comments
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Interviewing Human Resources – How Employers Decide who to Interview

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Have you ever wondered why you never got a callback for that interview? Or perhaps, you’re wondering how you can make sure that you do get called in the future. Either way, wouldn’t it be nice to know how to increase your chances of getting an interview? I sat down with a Human Resources professional to find out how he evaluates resumes and select who to interview. 

By: Daniel Cooper 6667 reads | 0 comments
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Killer Content: Make your Resume Standout with Accomplishment Statements

Bridging Online

You have an excellent layout and consistent format to your resume.  Your design elements are eye catching while still being subtle and appropriate for the job.  All of this will be of no use if your content is not reflective of someone who has taken the time to fully explain his or her skills and experiences.

By: Heather Williams 14714 reads | 0 comments
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What You Can Do Now to Make Your Resume Stand Out After Graduation

Work Search

If you want to use your degree to kick-start your career, it’s just as important to build up other relevant experiences for your resume. In fact, that’s what can help your resume stand out from the rest! And the best time to start is before you graduate. 

By: Daniel Cooper 16808 reads | 0 comments
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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

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SFU Fairs Week is coming! Get the most out of attending by being prepared to impress potential employers. Haleh explains what her co-op term with SFU's Career Services taught her about presenting oneself professionally at a career fair.

By: Haleh Pashaei 8497 reads | 0 comments
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Beat the Robots

Career Services

Are you in the middle of looking for summer work? Have you applied for countless jobs online but have not been short listed once? Your misfortune could be caused by ATS ‘robot’ systems. Read on for tips and tricks to fight back against ATS systems. 

By: Nicole Strutt 13651 reads | 0 comments
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All About Resumes: Content & Style Tips

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Resumes play an important part in your life for a variety of reasons as discussed in the article. But is your current resume the best it can possibly be? Read on to find out!

By: Abbas Virji 16049 reads | 0 comments
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8 Tips for a New and Improved Resume

Work Search

Resumes are tough, they’re one of the first things an employer sees from you, and they need to represent your skills and abilities. That’s why we’ve put together eight tips to help you create a resume that presents the best of you and helps you land that coveted job.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 14083 reads | 0 comments
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How Can You Stand Out in the Job Market with a Digital Resume?

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As technology is slowly transforming the job market, the application process is slowly changing with it. Digital resumes are increasingly becoming more important, but wait…what is a digital resume? 

By: Stephanie Munez 13890 reads | 0 comments
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Can Pinterest Boost Your Career?

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Is social media a useful tool for job search? Have you ever thought of using Pinterest for this purpose? What is Pinterest? How can those “pins” help you advance your career while hunting for jobs?

By: Jeannie Chong 11493 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Resume and Cover Letter Advice

Cover Letters

Couldn't make it to Twitter Tuesday on July 16th? In part two of the #OLCchat series, we talked about resume and cover letter advice. Catch up on what you missed with Storify.

By: admin 19516 reads | 0 comments
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Highlighting Creative Resumes

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Your plain paper resume looking a little bland? Learn about some online tools to help add some creativity and visual pop to your resume and online presence.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 13119 reads | 0 comments
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Resumes, Cover letters, Interviews and Volunteering: Remaining Professional for Unpaid Experiences

Cover Letters

Kerri shows you where to find SFU's resources for building your resume, coverletter, and interview skills. Read on to find out how to use this to get volunteer positions.

By: Kerri Jesson 19143 reads | 0 comments
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How to Promote Cross-Cultural Experiences in Your Resume

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Rui dishes about how volunteering can beef up your resume and give you a cross cultural edge! Read on for great tips and resources. 

By: Rui Wang 17108 reads | 0 comments
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Use Stories To Refine Your Resume

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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 9308 reads | 0 comments
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Working with Grace: Resume 101 Part 1 - Basics

Resumes
Whether you are still looking or have found the job you want to apply for, your resume has to be ready at any time.  But, how hard is it to make your resume stand out from the hundreds of resumes that most employers look at everyday? Just follow a few key points to get your resume in shape and keep it that way!
By: gmc2 10514 reads | 0 comments
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Five Reasons Why Your Résumé Might Get Tossed Out (And other Résumé Don’ts)

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Your résumé is your first chance to impress a potential employer. A few avoidable mistakes, however, might force a potential employer to toss out your résumé in the “NO” file. What are the most common mistakes applicants make with their résumés? Avoid these common pitfalls to increase your chances of getting an interview!

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