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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

Arts and Social Sciences

Did you know that according to some statistics, up to 33% of managers know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether or not they will hire someone? Learn how to ace your interview from beginning to end with these 8 great tips.

By: Krista Michelle Kandt 65845 reads | 0 comments
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Toastmasters: Speak Up for Your Career!

Personal Development

Do you want to become a better communicator and leader? Do you want to gain confidence in public speaking? You may want to consider SFU’s own Burnaby Mountain Toastmasters Club, an opportunity for the general public to gather together and prepare for interview settings, job and career development, and general group environments. 

By: Sheri Wong 14644 reads | 0 comments
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Improving Your Email Communication Skills: The Importance of Specificity

Skills

Email communication is a critical skill in many jobs. Business student Helen Bowman shares tips on how to efficiently and effectively communicate through email, based on what she learned during her co-op at SAP.

By: Helen Bowman 9864 reads | 0 comments
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3 Ways to Kill Writer’s Block and Clarify Your Message

Professional Development

Struggling with writer’s block? Clear the hurdle by clarifying your message with these helpful tips.

By: Kerstin Butzelaar 9649 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Team: Five Keys to Success

gaining experience

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 11497 reads | 0 comments
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Transport Canada: Conquering Communication in the Public Sector

Workplace Success

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 5301 reads | 0 comments
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How to Shine When Working in a Team

co-op education

“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 10152 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Conversation

meeting

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 8551 reads | 0 comments
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How To Resolve Conflict In 6 Steps

Issue-Based Problem-Solving

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 8469 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 14512 reads | 0 comments
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Charting the Unknown: Technical Writing

Communication

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 9452 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: The Best Question You Can Ask

CSI Blog

"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 6411 reads | 0 comments
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Dave’s Diary: Getting A Handle On Conflict

Life Balance

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 5629 reads | 0 comments
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Dave’s Diary: Conflict – The Nature of The Beast

Communication

Conflict. Why oh why do you plague us so? You are an inevitability – it’s just a matter of time before someone or something disagrees with someone else, and they’re suddenly in a position of deciding between actions towards resolution, mediation, antagonization, or blissful ignorance.

By: David Lindskoog 5844 reads | 0 comments