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Comic Guide: 5 Tips to Prepare for Co-op

Co-operative Education

Embarking on your first Co-op placement? Thinking of applying to the Co-op program? In this comic guide, Linnea offers five tips that will give you a fresh outlook on how to update your resume, build up the confidence to go on interviews, and set yourself up for success. You’ve got this! 

By: Linnea Vo 4731 reads | 0 comments
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3 Steps for Cultivating Leadership on your Resume

Career Peers

The term leadership has become a buzzword when describing one’s abilities and skillsets, but leadership is an imperative skill that can give you a competitive edge. Matthew offers three ways to convey this skill to employers when looking for work. 

By: Matthew Furtado 12631 reads | 0 comments
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Part 1: The Proverbial Foot in the Door

Transferable Skills

Feeling stuck on the outside of the job market looking in? Need experience for a job but a job for experience? Read how one Master of Resource Management candidate made his way out of “the trap”.

By: Stephen Chastain 3758 reads | 0 comments
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How to Build a LinkedIn Profile in 2 Hours

Professional Development

Why should you bother spending 2 hours to make a LinkedIn profile? In this blog, Joanne talks about about her experience using LinkedIn and Lynda.com to build her online presence. 

By: Joanne J Lui 6519 reads | 0 comments
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You Get Out What You Put In: Portfolio, Contacts, Resume

Communication, Art and Technology

Moving through your work term, it is valuable to consider what you will take from your co-op experience that will benefit your future career. Kimberly Blair recommends keeping three things in mind: portfolio, contacts, and resume.

By: KLC Blair 10400 reads | 0 comments
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Interviewing Human Resources – How Employers Decide who to Interview

Interviews

Have you ever wondered why you never got a callback for that interview? Or perhaps, you’re wondering how you can make sure that you do get called in the future. Either way, wouldn’t it be nice to know how to increase your chances of getting an interview? I sat down with a Human Resources professional to find out how he evaluates resumes and select who to interview. 

By: Daniel Cooper 9304 reads | 0 comments
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Killer Content: Make your Resume Standout with Accomplishment Statements

Professional Development

You have an excellent layout and consistent format to your resume.  Your design elements are eye catching while still being subtle and appropriate for the job.  All of this will be of no use if your content is not reflective of someone who has taken the time to fully explain his or her skills and experiences.

By: Heather Williams 22271 reads | 0 comments
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What You Can Do Now to Make Your Resume Stand Out After Graduation

Resumes

If you want to use your degree to kick-start your career, it’s just as important to build up other relevant experiences for your resume. In fact, that’s what can help your resume stand out from the rest! And the best time to start is before you graduate. 

By: Daniel Cooper 26175 reads | 0 comments
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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

Communique

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 15425 reads | 0 comments
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Beat the Robots

ATS Systems

Are you in the middle of looking for summer work? Have you applied for countless jobs online but have not been short listed once? Your misfortune could be caused by ATS ‘robot’ systems. Read on for tips and tricks to fight back against ATS systems. 

By: Nicole Strutt 16033 reads | 0 comments
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