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Interview Types: The Screening Interview

Interviews

The screening interview is used by many large companies as a first, usually informal round of interviews. They are often conducted by HR reps before you can even meet anyone you'll be working with, but you need to perform well to get a foot in the door.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 9344 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Types: Group Interviews

Group Interviews

Group interviews aren't as common as some of the other formats we've explored in this series, but they can often be used as part of a screening process, so it's always good to be prepared for them.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 8838 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Types: Panel Interviews

Career Services

As a part of our continued series, we look at the panel interview. This can be intimidating as it puts the interviewee up against an entire group of experienced professionals, so confidence is key to its success.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 6709 reads | 0 comments
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Creating a Great Co-op Experience: [Part 2] Giving Feedback, Increasing Responsibilities

Business Career Management Centre

The following article is the second in a three-part series on how Co-op supervisors can make the most of a Co-op experience with their student.

By: carose 6369 reads | 0 comments
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Serena's Winter Co-op Adventure: Working at Iron Ore Company in Newfoundland

IOC

Wondering what it's like to work in HR and in Newfoundland? Read on to learn more about Serena's winter adventure and experience adapting to a new culture, environment and life away from home!

By: Serena Li 9449 reads | 0 comments
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Become "LinkedIn" To Online Networking

Networking

Social networking websites like Facebook are becoming an increasingly popular way to keep in touch with friends and family. But did you know that there is a social utility specifically designed to help you network with co-workers and other professionals in your industry?

By: coopcom 6687 reads | 0 comments
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Portfolio Building: Part I

Portfolios

The Co-op work term has already provided a healthy dose of experience.  Now it is time to gather that tangible experience, take it home, and organize it into a general portfolio.

By: Amara Der 5779 reads | 0 comments
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Interview Types: Performance Interviews

Interviews

There’s no shortage of interview formats that can throw even the most experienced interviewee off their game. Which is why  this series is here, so you can become familiar with the multitude of interview styles you could face. In this edition we look at performance interviews.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5769 reads | 0 comments
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Eleanor Li: 2012 SFU Co-op Student of the Year

Silcon Valley

“Co-op is about the learning experience and not about earnings,” expresses Eleanor Li, one of two Co-operative Education students who earned the 2012 title ‘SFU Co-op Student of the Year’.

By: SFU Work Integrated Learning 7132 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Panic: Tips from industry for graduating students

school to work transition

Are you graduating soon and are panicking about job searching in the “real world”? If so, read on to find out what some successful SFU alumni and co-op employers are saying about what grads can do to stand out.

By: Liesl Jurock 5974 reads | 0 comments
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Bon Voyage: How to ensure smooth sailing as you wrap up your Co-op work term

Portfolios

With work terms winding down to a close, most co-op students can’t help but reminisce warmly about friends made, skills gained and career opportunities uncovered while on the job. During this time, it is important to take advantage of a few tips for smooth sailing as you wrap up your work term.

By: Arthur Yee 12947 reads | 0 comments
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What To Put In An Online Portfolio

e-portfolio

An online portfolio is a visual representation of your abilities, personality and style. Why not show what you can do instead of talking about it? In fact, some employers go directly to a student’s portfolio first before even glancing at their resume. Even if having a portfolio isn’t a requirement in your current field of study, it will definitely help make you stand out.

By: Melissa Chungfat 7666 reads | 0 comments
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101 on Information Interviews: Should You Do One?

Career Exploration

For the majority of university students nearing graduation, the question of what job and career path to pursue can be a very daunting and challenging decision to make.  But did you know informational interviews could help you make those decisions?

By: Jessica Grant 7694 reads | 0 comments
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Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile

Networking

LinkedIn is a social networking site. Unlike Facebook, however, LinkedIn is primarily for professionals. It is a great tool to help connect you with professionals, but it’s also great for your job search. In this first part of two series about LinkedIn, we tackle the task of creating an effective LinkedIn profile.

By: kjc11 14562 reads | 0 comments
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Networking During Your Co-op Work Term

Work Search

There are many ways and places to network, whether it’s at a convention, party, hiring fair, the art gallery, or even online! But have you ever considered networking on your Co-op work term?

By: Anu Chouhan 7549 reads | 0 comments
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Following CAFCE #coopweek on Twitter

Co-op Reflections

CAFCE's #coopweek Twitter contest received tons of great responses from co-op students across Canada, sharing why they love Cooperative Education. Read on to see what co-op can do for you (maybe you'll even see yourself.)

By: Elizabeth Moffat 5485 reads | 0 comments
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Creating a Great Co-op Experience: [Part 1] Introductions, Rules and Learning Objectives

Creating a Great Co-op Experience

The following article is the first in a three-part series on how Co-op supervisors can make the most of a Co-op experience with their student. Part one focuses on introductions and expectations.

By: carose 5834 reads | 0 comments
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Working with Grace: Professional Attire Edition

Co-op

T-shirt? Jeans? Flip-flops? Sneakers? Confused about what you should wear for your job interview, work or to a networking event? No fear! Read on “What Not to Wear: Professional Attire Edition” to find out how to dress to impress and for success…

By: gmc2 4780 reads | 0 comments
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Some Respect for References

job application process

Liesl Jurock is back with more advice - this time on references. She explains that while picking the right references can be tough, it's also important to give them the respect and gratitute they deserve.

By: Liesl Jurock 7871 reads | 0 comments
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Working with Grace: Master Your Career with Your Handshake

Interviews

Are you a bone crusher or a limp hand-shaker? You may ask, “Does a handshake really matter?” Well, apparently, a simple handshake can say a lot about you in the work and social settings. Read on to find out what kind of handshake you have and how to improve your handshaking skills…

By: gmc2 8323 reads | 0 comments