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Career Blogs I Actually Read

Career Exploration

There are a lot of career-related blogs out there. Unfortunately, most of them are pretty much the same. Read on for a selection of blogs about career-related issues that you might actually want to read!

By: David Lindskoog, SFU Career Services 5725 reads | 0 comments
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To Work, Or Not To Work: A Mother's Dilemma

Motherhood

You have recently welcomed a new baby into the world. Before you know it, you are faced with the dilemma: to work, or not to work? There is a misconception that women can be committed either to their career or to their kids, but not to both. Read on to find some factors  women consider when making this difficult decision.

By: Karen Hayre 5807 reads | 0 comments
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Oh the Holidays: The Time to Keep Working…Socially.

Networking

Time flies and before you know it, you’ll be attending a lot of holiday parties, activities and social functions. Surprisingly however, these holiday gatherings provide the perfect opportunity to be networking, building relationships, learning about diverse jobs, and starting career conversations that could assist you on getting a head start on your future career exploration and work search.

By: Mike Wong 4127 reads | 0 comments
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The End of the Semester, the End of the Year: Time to Reflect

Professional Development

The end of the Fall semester, and 2012, is coming to a close. Some people believe in making new years’ resolutions with goals of bettering themselves, while some people are content with just letting the new year roll in. Instead of focusing on making future goals, why not reflect on everything that you have done this year?

By: Mike Wong 4280 reads | 0 comments
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Are Gen Y Redefining Adulthood?

Gen Y

Hannah Seligson's new book, "Mission: Adulthood: How Twenty-somethings of Today are Transforming Work, Love and Life" argues that today's twenty-somethings are redefining what it means to be an adult. Is this true? Is growing up now a completely different experience compared to generations past?

By: David Lindskoog, SFU Career Services 4653 reads | 0 comments
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How To Handle Exam Season

Personal Development

Ever find yourself overburdened with an academic cocktail of exams and assignments to the point where you seriously consider hanging up the hat and dropping out? Read some strategies on coping with the overbearing workloads that crumble down on our heads throughout the semester.

By: Randy Jama 5633 reads | 0 comments
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Interested in Teaching? Here are some potential work environments!

CSI Blog

When most of us think of the profession “Teacher”, he automatically thinks of an elementary or high school teacher. Yet, there are many fields out there that require teachers or instructors to help teach and distribute knowledge.

By: Mike Wong 4049 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: Teaching Resume FAQs

Teaching

Looking for teaching work? Getting to the end of your PDP/PQP/PLP program? Check out this list of frequently asked questions about teaching resumes!

By: David Lindskoog 5669 reads | 0 comments
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Final Exams: Learning Through Teaching

Leadership

Final exams are coming up, and many students are starting to hole up in the library. Most are familiar with studying for exams, by reading textbooks, listening to lectures, or participating in study sessions. Yet, there is another way to learn a subject, and that is to teach it. As they say, you do not know any subject well unless you are able to teach it to someone else!

By: Mike Wong 3958 reads | 0 comments
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Learning To Say No To Opportunities

Personal Development

Scouring the internet for volunteer opportunities, I realize there are a lot out there. I make a possible schedule, trying to fit in existing commitments with new opportunities. Eventually I come to the conclusion that if I get so much as stuck in traffic my tightrope of a schedule will fall apart. With so much out there, how do you choose? When do you say no?

By: Alix Juillet 5091 reads | 0 comments
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Black Friday & Value(s)

Career Exploration

Today is Black Friday - the frenzied "first day" of holiday shopping following Thanksgiving day in the States. So naturally, value is on a lot of people's minds, as stores are now known to drop prices so low that shoppers have literally killed each other in an effort to save money. But it's another kind of value that motivated this article.

By: dlindsko 4090 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 18082 reads | 0 comments
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Personal Branding: You’re a Marketable Brand!

CSI Blog

With the rise social media, personal branding is a hot topic that is discussed constantly. Your personal brand is basically how people perceive you, and how you market yourself to others. Many students may not be aware of the fact that they need to conduct themselves professionally online because their future employers are now looking at their online presence.

By: Mike Wong 4245 reads | 0 comments
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Networking 101: Building Relationships and Selling Yourself!

CSI Blog

The main benefit of networking, allows you to find jobs, meet new people, and build long lasting relationships for mutual benefit. Knowing the right people allows you to get to places that you might not be able to reach otherwise.

By: Mike Wong 4631 reads | 0 comments
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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?

By: dlindsko 4254 reads | 0 comments
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Are you an entrepreneur? Take a self-assessment test!

Personal Development

People say that entrepreneurs are born while others say entrepreneurship can be taught. Whichever the case, being an entrepreneur does take passion, commitment and a strong work ethic. The ability to take risks, take leadership, and/or the ability to quickly adapt to changing scenarios are a few of skills needed to be an entrepreneur.

By: Mike Wong 5058 reads | 0 comments
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