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Too Legit To Quit (Your Job, That Is)

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How do you know if a job posting is legit? After applying to over 100 jobs, Jien has a few tips to help you decode that job posting. 

By: Jien Hilario 3267 reads | 0 comments
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Reflections of an SFU Epigenetics Research Assistant

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Health Sciences student, Philipp Michaluk disusses the value of searching for co-op positions close to home from his experience as a research assistant at SFU's Epigenetics Laboratory. 

By: Philipp Michaluk 2672 reads | 0 comments
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How References Can Make or Break Your Job Offer

Co-operative Education

Most people don’t maintain solid relationships with their references. Don’t be one of those job seekers scrambling to put together a list of references before an interview. Follow these basic practices to maintain connections and maximize your chances of landing the job. 

By: Melissa Chungfat 5619 reads | 0 comments
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The Cover Letter Blind Date

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We’ve all been there, wanting to impress our cute blind date -- feeling great in the moments when the conversation flows – and not so much in the moments when it stalls out.

By: Angela Kim 24688 reads | 0 comments
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How to Ask for Reference Letters From Your Professor

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Asking your professors for reference letters is an important part of applying to professional programs, graduate programs, and scholarships, and it is a lot more complicated than just sending a quick email. Eric Cai explains how you can make this process easier for your professors, and more beneficial to you.

By: Eric Cai 27339 reads | 0 comments
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Fight the Struggle of Finding Your First Placement: Being Open to Opportunities When Seeking Your First Co-op Work Term

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Before finding his first co-op placement, Shem Navalta found himself frustrated that his “ideal” job wasn’t available to him. In this post, Shem talks about his experience with searching for his first co-op job and provides advice on how to be open to opportunities that will help you grow. 

By: Shem Navalta 8693 reads | 0 comments
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Best Practices for Company Research

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Job searching? Starting out in an industry? Switching careers? Exploring your options? There are many reasons we need to do company and industry research in our professional lives. You may need these skills when exploring new industries or fields, creating a job application or preparing for an interview.

By: Heather Keeping 4765 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10 LinkedIn Tips for Your Job Search

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Most co-op students and other job seekers know – or learn quickly – that sitting at a computer is not the most effective route to land you your dream job. But social media is a huge part of our everyday lives! Are you making the most of it – with the right tools – to elevate your job search?

By: Heather Keeping 9837 reads | 0 comments
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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

Special Event Planning

SFU Fairs Week is coming! Get the most out of attending by being prepared to impress potential employers. Haleh explains what her co-op term with SFU's Career Services taught her about presenting oneself professionally at a career fair.

By: Haleh Pashaei 16942 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 12253 reads | 0 comments
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