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Informational Interview: A Powerful Career Exploration and Networking Tool

Career Exploration

Interested in learning more about a particular career path? Hoping to expand your network? Looking to practice for job interviews? An informational interview might just be the thing you need!

By: Stephanie Munez 7409 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Studying Effectively

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Finals season is coming up, and so is the daily intake of caffeine by students – you know who we’re talking about. Exam stress is a natural part of life that everyone will face at one point or another, but there are ways to ease the amount of stress - read on to find out more!

By: Abbas Virji 7605 reads | 0 comments
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Rekindling The Fire: Murderball, Motivation, & Acceptance

Career Peers

Movies can be a powerful way to help us change our perspectives, and even motivate us towards our career goals. This article takes a look at how the film "Murderball" can help you change your view on what you don't have, and appreciate what you do.

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Careers from Past to Present

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Technological advancements are changing our lives, with one of the aspects being the labour market. Some jobs are being phased out, but in other cases, some jobs are being created to manage new technologies. There are over 16,000 job postings for mobile app developers and there is an increased demand in elderly care and sustainability positions.

By: Stephanie Munez 9845 reads | 0 comments
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Future Careers

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While current career options at present may not always look great, there’s a lot to look forward to in the future. New fields are being developed almost every month, and new opportunities in a range of disciplines seem to be popping up fairly frequently – so what does the future hold?

By: Abbas Virji 6157 reads | 0 comments
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Doing It Right: Know Your Employment Rights

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What do employment rights issues look like? Issues of discrimination, harassment, and unpaid wages are a few well-known examples, but you might be surprised to learn how subtle and seemingly commonplace many employment rights infractions are. Here are some situations you might want to be prepared for.

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Taking Risks

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Ever wanted to take a risk, but didn’t know where to start or what kind of risks to take? Read this article for five tips on taking professional risks from Cosmo editor, Kate White.

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Creating Your Own Luck

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Navigating the job market today is not an easy task. Application processes are becoming longer, qualifications that you may need are becoming greater, and there’s sometimes not as many jobs available at some times of the year. But there are ways to overcome all this, and it's not even that difficult.

By: Abbas Virji 5430 reads | 0 comments
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Uncertainty: Boldly Go Where Many Have Graduated Before

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Do you have mixed feelings about graduating from SFU? Do you find yourself putting on a brave face when talking to others about your future career? Don’t suffer in silence! Be the change and welcome uncertainty into your university experience.

By: Sherry Lin 4727 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your BA Is Worth More Than You Think

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A common misconception - especially in the student world – is that a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree does not hold much value compared to specialized degrees such as a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), or a Bachelor of Science (BSc). This is far from true.

By: Abbas Virji 6156 reads | 0 comments
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From Costume to Dream Career

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With Halloween this week, many of us will be dressing up as something we want to be. For interviews and in the workplace, it doesn’t have to be Halloween for you to dress up for your dream career because you should be dressing for the part every day. 

By: Stephanie Munez 13438 reads | 0 comments
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Using Online Tools (And Social Media) For Your Job Search

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Finding a job these days isn’t an easy task. You’ve got lots of cover letters to write, you have to tailor your resume for each position, you have interviews to prepare for, and that’s only covering the ‘mandatory’ steps. But what can you do to set yourself apart from other candidates?

By: Abbas Virji 11933 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 17419 reads | 0 comments
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Three Things You Didn't Know About Grad School

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Thinking of applying to grad school? Wondering what it's really all about? Dave shares the three biggest lessons he learned during his own graduate school experience.

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Making Meaningful Online Connections With Employers

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Making connections is a vital part of networking, but how can you make connections that would be impossible to create in-person? Read on to find out more, and to help you realize the importance of developing an accurate online profile of yourself.

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Opportunity Awaits You!

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While I used to think university was all about good grades and finishing your degree as fast as you could, I’ve recently learned that this is not the case, and that university is more about the opportunities you can get involved in and the experience you can gain. Here are three ways to do just that!

By: Nichola Basara 9195 reads | 0 comments
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