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Self-Directed Work Search Step 2: Start Building Your Network

Work Search

The second article in the “Self-Directed” series explores ways to be resourceful about your job search and begin building your professional network.

By: Heather Williams 6973 reads | 0 comments
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Salary & Benefits: What you need to know

Negotiation

Calling all job seekers. If salary and benefits are important to you, learn the art of negotiation while discovering what compensation packages include and what to ask when the time comes to negotiate for them.

By: coopcom 5983 reads | 0 comments
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What Can You Do with a Degree in History

Resume

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘historian’? Do you instinctively imagine an elderly man? This outdated imagery was sent out the window during a panel of (young) history professionals as they shared what you could do with a degree in History.

By: coopcom 6466 reads | 0 comments
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Your Business Card: The Ultimate Networking Tool

Work Search

You have successfully defined yourself with a killer branding scheme for your personal marketing pieces, and even created a business card to complete the package. With the right situation and a little know how, your card has the potential to be the ultimate networking tool.

By: Sharon Roberts 9512 reads | 0 comments
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How to Ask, Pick and Prepare your References

Career Services

If you’re looking for a new job, applying to a graduate school or another program, chances are that you are going to need references to go along with your application, resume, and cover letter. You’ll learn how to ask people to be references, how to pick from your reference list and finally, how to guide your references once you’ve selected them.

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Enhancing Your Online Reputation

Work Search

Your resume and cover letter impressed them… Your interview dazzled them… and you’re confident that your references will sing your praises. But, what else could factor into an employer’s assessment of you as a potential employee?

By: Keiko Cooper Jacobs 9121 reads | 0 comments
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Doing your degree in English? Be ready for unexpected career opportunities

English

What can you do with an English degree? The wide range of opportunities may surprise you. Arts & Social Sciences Co-op staff and English Undergraduate Advisor offer tips on pursuing a career with a degree in English.

By: coopcom 5412 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Directed Work Search Step 3: Informational Interviews

Informational Interview

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 10109 reads | 0 comments
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Crossing Vancouver's Borders

SIAT

Mary Hui is a 3rd year SIAT Student in Media Arts who has completed two co-op workterms, both in and out of BC. Because she has vast experience with different work environments, SIAT co-op sat down with Mary to see what she took away from her workterms.

By: coopcom 7111 reads | 0 comments
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Accelerating a Career During Slow Times

Work Search

Participating in Co-op allows Business student Abid Shivji the opportunity to use his knowledge to help the public with taxes, keep a foot in the workplace during tough economic times, and to consider joining the CRA’s Auditor Apprenticeship Program. Read on to find out more…

By: coopcom 5124 reads | 0 comments