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Fight the Struggle of Finding Your First Placement: Being Open to Opportunities When Seeking Your First Co-op Work Term

Co-op Reflections

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 860 reads | 0 comments
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How to Land a Co-op When You’ve Only Flipped Burgers

Co-operative Education

…or only possess experience in an entry level position. Madison lists 5 helpful tips that she learned from the process of applying to co-op positions with little to no true professional experience.  While it’s definitely harder, what’s life without a little challenge?

By: Madison Edge 728 reads | 0 comments
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Best Practices for Company Research

Professional

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 1202 reads | 0 comments
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Is the Job a Good Fit For You?

Job Fit

Can you tell whether a job will be one that helps you wake up happy or one you would eventually dream of quitting? There are actually some telltale signs that can help you understand the job and company culture to give you a better idea of the fit.

By: Kate Smirnova 3313 reads | 0 comments
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The Power of Networking

Communique

My outlook on networking used to be simple—if I was going to get a job, I wanted to know I got it because I proved myself. That I performed excellently during the interview and the company decided I was perfect for the role, not because we had mingled over beers or BBQ chicken.

By: Shauna Mercer 1386 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10 LinkedIn Tips for Your Job Search

Work Search

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 2353 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Cut

Co-op Reflections

Let me walk you through my first Co-op experience: Joined the program. Attended workshops and gained a newfound vigor and drive. Explored job postings with enthusiasm. Started writing cover letters and applying – a force to be reckoned with! And then… Rejected.

By: Rachel Carrier 1979 reads | 0 comments
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Three Strategies to Make Any Employer Want to Hire You

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Are you thinking of getting a job but don't know where to start? Have you been sending out hundreds of resumes but never heard back from anyone? Check out these 3 simple strategies that will make you look so good that any employer will want to hire you.

By: Rhoda Lam 2073 reads | 0 comments
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Come Prepared: Succeed at a Career Fair

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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 2950 reads | 0 comments
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CAREER RESOURCES 101: An SFU Student's Guide to Career Readiness

Co-op Reflections

September is right around the corner, but before you go off and kick into school mode take a moment to consider how you might make the most of this semester. We suggest starting off with any one of these 13 tips to enhance your career readiness!  

By: Malinda Pathacharige 2764 reads | 0 comments
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