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6 Soft Skills that Make You More Competitive to Employers

Soft Skills

There is no exam to test you on these skills, no research paper to write or case study to examine – yet these skills are incredibly important to your future role as an employee.  Can you guess what skills we are talking about?

By: Cecylia Anderson 10796 reads | 0 comments
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Slogans Revamped: 5 Professional Development Tips from the Biggest Brands

CSI Blog

Can’t get that catchy jingle out of your head? Maximize your thinking processes and learn form the best! It normally is not the best idea to take advice from a catchy slogan, but they can be reinterpreted to be reminders for furthering your career while at school. 

By: Amy Tucker 15216 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Podcasts to Launch Your Career

Career Services
Discover the world of podcasts and learn about the free resources at your disposal to launch a rewarding career!
By: Manal Masud 11993 reads | 0 comments
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Toastmasters: Speak Up for Your Career!

Personal Development

Do you want to become a better communicator and leader? Do you want to gain confidence in public speaking? You may want to consider SFU’s own Burnaby Mountain Toastmasters Club, an opportunity for the general public to gather together and prepare for interview settings, job and career development, and general group environments. 

By: Sheri Wong 12441 reads | 0 comments
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Why Being a Tutor Can Help You Become a Better Student

Personal Development

Ever wanted to become a tutor? Find out why being a tutor can actually help you become a better student.   

By: Alexandra Petryszak 43670 reads | 0 comments
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Back to the Future: Career Edition

Workplace Transition

If given the opportunity to go back in time, based on what I have discovered interning at SFU Career Services, I would offer my younger self three pieces of advice. Hopefully you can also learn from my experiences and have a smoother transition. 

By: Sandip Grewal 12897 reads | 0 comments
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Three Strategies to Make Any Employer Want to Hire You

Career Services

Are you thinking of getting a job but don't know where to start? Have you been sending out hundreds of resumes but never heard back from anyone? Check out these 3 simple strategies that will make you look so good that any employer will want to hire you.

By: Rhoda Lam 10808 reads | 0 comments
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The Payoff of Perseverance

personal development

Raymon Gulati faced his fears by interviewing with BlackBerry, landing a fantastic job, and learning that his talent & skills could successfully overcome what seemed to be his biggest obstacle.

By: Raymon Gulati 5835 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Ready for Math-related Classes in the New Semester

CSI Blog

Many university classes require a lot of math and problem-solving. Eric Cai, an SFU alumni currently working in statistics, shares his top tips on how to excel in these challenging courses.  

By: Eric Cai 7260 reads | 0 comments
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CAREER RESOURCES 101: An SFU Student's Guide to Career Readiness

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September is right around the corner, but before you go off and kick into school mode take a moment to consider how you might make the most of this semester. We suggest starting off with any one of these 13 tips to enhance your career readiness!  

By: Malinda Pathacharige 10653 reads | 0 comments
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Backpack to Briefcase: Selina's Top 3 Tips

Backpack to Briefcase Top Tips Video Series

Selina RobinsonMLA of Coquitlam-Maillardville, shares her top insights from the session that she delivered at Simon Fraser University's Backpack to Briefcase Career Conference for senior students and recent graduates.

By: Selina Robinson 7229 reads | 0 comments
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Backpack to Briefcase: Léo's Top 3 Tips

Backpack to Briefcase Top Tips Video Series

Léo NewmanAssociate Consultant, shares his top insights from the session that he delivered at Simon Fraser University's Backpack to Briefcase Career Conference for senior students and recent graduates.

By: Léo Newman 6858 reads | 0 comments
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Using Your Vacation to Develop Your Career

Statistician

Statistics professional Eric Cai used part of his recent vacation to learn Python programming, and found it a great way to further his skillset while keeping his mind sharp. He encourages students to consider devoting part of their next vacation towards professional development.

By: Eric Cai 6375 reads | 0 comments
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Backpack to Briefcase: Magdalena's Top 3 Tips

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Magdalena Mot, Employment Counselor with Back in Motion, shares her top insights from the session that she delivered at Simon Fraser University's Backpack to Briefcase Career Conference for senior students and recent graduates.

By: Magdalena Mot 6582 reads | 0 comments
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Owning Your Own Leadership Style

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Have you ever identified with the leadership characteristics of Donald Trump, Ellen DeGeneres or Barack Obama? Read on to discover where your leadership style falls in regards to these three influential people.

 

By: Nicole Strutt 12255 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming the Leader You Want to Be

Leadership

Whether in the workplace or at school, we’ve all come across difficult personality types. Read on to find out how you can turn those interactions into positive experiences.

By: Malinda Pathacharige 11330 reads | 0 comments
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