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How to Ask, Pick and Prepare your References

References

If you’re looking for a new job, applying to a graduate school or another program, chances are that you are going to need references to go along with your application, resume, and cover letter. You’ll learn how to ask people to be references, how to pick from your reference list and finally, how to guide your references once you’ve selected them.

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Enhancing Your Online Reputation

Online Reputation

Your resume and cover letter impressed them… Your interview dazzled them… and you’re confident that your references will sing your praises. But, what else could factor into an employer’s assessment of you as a potential employee?

By: Keiko Cooper Jacobs 8537 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Directed Work Search Step 3: Informational Interviews

Interviews

Informational interviews are a great way for you to get an inside look into the day to day functions of a career path you want to pursue and help you to focus your self-directed work search.

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Accelerating a Career During Slow Times

Co-operative Education

Participating in Co-op allows Business student Abid Shivji the opportunity to use his knowledge to help the public with taxes, keep a foot in the workplace during tough economic times, and to consider joining the CRA’s Auditor Apprenticeship Program. Read on to find out more…

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Increasing Your Chances of Working for the Government

Career Exploration

With the stability and the opportunities that a government position provides, it’s not surprising that a lot of students are interested with working for the government. The What Can I Do in Government session gave students an opportunity to network with a panel consisting of alumni, current students and managers who are experienced in working for the public sector. Read on for some insights and tips that the panelists provided!

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Dave’s Diary: The Myth of the Dream Job – Defending Rationalism

Series

“Did you notice that happiness happens less the more often you stop to find where it’s been hiding?” Stop dreaming! And get the dream job of your dreams. But not in your dreams – in your real life! The dream job of your future can become a dream reality NOW! Get out of your dreams, get into your dream career! Live your dream!

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Can Blogging Help You Land a Job?

Job

Some job seekers looking for possible ways to edge out competition are using weblogs (or blogs) to create and maintain a positive online presence. Blogging might help you land a job – but before you open a blog, we offer some information about blogging and a few tips on what you can do if blogging intimidates you.

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Self-Directed All The Way

Biology

I am now in my third year, have completed two work terms, and am beginning to realize that my beliefs back then about what co-op could offer only scratched the surface of what is really available to students. One area about which I was previously unaware, but have now come to take full advantage of, is Self-Directed Placement.

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Tips for Co-op Hopefuls

Job

Want to know how to get a head start in applying for co-op jobs? Stephanie Liboiron, SFU Communication Co-op student, shares some tips for newly-admitted co-op students looking for their first co-op placement.

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Peeriodical: The 10 Minute Commute – Resources and Useful Information for Working on Campus

Peeriodicals

Have you ever thought about working in a place that you are familiar with?  Perhaps a Tim Horton’s close by? For many students the idea of working at SFU might be a great option, if you prefer a 10 minute jaunt to work after class or an opportunity to learn more about how a university operates.

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