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Learning To Say No To Opportunities

Life Balance

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 5506 reads | 0 comments
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Malinda's #1 Resume Tip: Don't Sell Yourself Short!

Resumes

The content of your resume should allow your reader to step into your shoes and see the value you brought to your previous employers, as this is where your potential worth as a future employee is best expressed. So do yourself a favour, and don't sell yourself short!

By: Malinda Pathacharige 9631 reads | 0 comments
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Don't Judge A Job By Its Cover

Student Spotlight

I was hesitant to accept a co-op position because I thought that the skills I would obtain would not at all be relevant to my career path. As it turns out, I learned that trying out things that do not appeal to you 100% at the beginning is often a risk worth taking. Here's my story.

By: Jennifer Miller 7684 reads | 0 comments
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Work Search Wisdom: From Rejection to Realization

Persistence

With a semester of co-op experience, I figured finding my next work term would be a breeze. After all, now I had relevant office experience to add to all the volunteer and part-time work on my resume. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. So what was I doing wrong?

By: Jennifer Gutzmann 6959 reads | 0 comments
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Cover Letters: The Beginning Is All or Nothing

Career Peers

Has someone ever told you that your cover letter needs to have an “eye-catching” and interesting beginning? Well, this is no myth.  Recently, my sister who works in Human Resources has told me horror stories about the cover letters that she is subjected to reading.

By: Stephanie Juy 19111 reads | 0 comments
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New Semester Resolutions

Life Experience

If you are like me, you make new semester resolutions at the start of every term. If you are like me, many of these resolutions are lofty, vague, and eventually unfulfilled. By setting SMART goals, can acheiving my goals actually be possible?

By: Tabatha Patterson 8429 reads | 0 comments
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Get An Edge In Your Career Through Mentorship

Professional Development

Having someone who is willing to share their experience with you can make a big difference, however cliché that may sound. Despite many obvious benefits, mentorship has been cited as one of the least-utilized tools for advancing one’s career. With that in mind, learn how to form and sustain a meaningful relationship with your potential mentor.

By: Eric Kang 8489 reads | 0 comments
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