Communication

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Working on a Team: Five Keys to Success

working on a team

You’ve got to that new stage in your life as a new employee. But as a new hire, you may feel somewhat out of place on what may be an established team. So, read on to find out five ways to successfully blend in.

By: Abbas Virji 9296 reads | 0 comments
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Transport Canada: Conquering Communication in the Public Sector

Co-op

Working for the Public Sector was always a goal of mine, yet when I was offered a position as the Communications Assistant at Transport Canada, I realized the topic of transportation was completely foreign to me.

By: Lynn Shinto 4658 reads | 0 comments
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How to Shine When Working in a Team

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“How in the world will I be able to add value to this team?” This was my initial (and pessimistic) reaction upon hearing that I would be working with 9 other individuals in the Donor Relations & Events team at the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. 

By: Kevin Truong 8780 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Conversation

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Interacting with others happens on a daily basis, whether it is at a business meeting, presentation, or an informal conversation with a friend or co-worker.  Mastering this skill can lead to better relationships between co-workers, friends and clients.

By: Stephanie Munez 7021 reads | 0 comments
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How To Resolve Conflict In 6 Steps

Personal Development

Dealing with conflict is a crucial skill. The field of Dispute Resolution offers a variety of methods to manage and dissipate problematic issues. One popular approach is Issue-Based Problem Solving, which I discuss in this post. Read on for a simple 6-step guide to help you address emerging conflicts.

By: Evren DeSousa 6612 reads | 0 comments
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How To Say Goodbye At Work

Work Relationships

Saying goodbye is hard under any circumstance, and people tend to avoid doing it as a result. Workplace relationships end all the time, so what's the best way to end them gracefully? I share my thoughts here.

By: David Lindskoog 13050 reads | 0 comments
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Charting the Unknown: Technical Writing

Career Exploration

Every semester, co-op students have access to a variety of job postings on the co-op job board. Some jobs, such as technical writing, often appear and have you wondering what that really means. Kristine was hired on as a technical writer for her last co-op term and writes about the job and what it entails.

By: Kristine Hur 7852 reads | 0 comments
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Top Ten: Best Ways to Make a GREAT Impression

Workplace Transition

The Co-op advisors at SFU are in the unique position of hearing from both employers and students about what makes a successful work term. Paulette Johnston has a list of ten simple ways to get off on the right foot.

By: Paulette Johnston 11121 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: The Best Question You Can Ask

Storytelling

"How did you get to be where you are?" It's such a delectable question. I think that's because it's an invitation to tell a story, and we inherently love stories. It's also a tiny risk, as the person so questioned might decline the invitation.

By: David Lindskoog 5359 reads | 0 comments
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Dave’s Diary: Getting A Handle On Conflict

Communication

There’s no denying it – people see and understand the world differently, and it’s only a matter of time before perspectives clash, right and wrong get mixed up, and feelings get hurt. But it’s pretty clear that different people handle conflict uniquely.

By: David Lindskoog 4790 reads | 0 comments
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