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The Secret to Landing the Job: Post-Interview Thank-You Letters

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When you are looking for a job, sometimes a cover letter, resume, and interview are not enough.  Sending a thank you letter to your interviewer might just make or break your chances of getting the position.

By: Michelle Chan 8170 reads | 0 comments

Goodbye Hard-copy and Hello to Electronic Résumés


There are sufficient amount of tips regarding resume writing, but then came along electronic résumés.  Now we have to worry about both methods? Don't panic; here are some shortcuts to e-improve your resume.

By: Amara Der 4755 reads | 0 comments

The Evolution of the Cover Letter

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The cover letter has changed dramatically.  There is no longer one style of cover letter, today there are three different types.  Read on about each distinctive type and learn how to choose the most suitable style to stand apart from the competition.

By: Amara Der 15292 reads | 0 comments

Where is Harassment and Discrimination? Right Under Your Nose, Perhaps.

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School, work, home. That’s considered the typical routine of a young adult – they go to school for higher education, work to stay in school, and relax at home.  If only life were as simple as that. Drama in the form of harassment and discrimination is a reality for many people including students.  Can you recognize harassment and discrimination?

By: Amara Der 3276 reads | 0 comments

Creating an e-portfolio: What Not to Do


It could be the difference between getting the job and getting overlooked – so before sending your e-portfolio off to an employer check through this list to make sure you know ‘what not to do’ when creating an e-portfolio.

By: Kelsey Newsham 8413 reads | 0 comments

Self-Directed Work Search Step 1: Self Discovery

Self Discovery

Pursuing your own self-directed, targeted work search with the support of the Co-op Program can help you develop life-long job search skills. In this first of a series, learn some ways to start your own Self-Directed Work Search by pursuing some self discovery activities and skills assessment.

By: Heather Williams 8649 reads | 0 comments

Self-Directed Work Search Step 2: Start Building Your Network

Professional Relationships

The second article in the “Self-Directed” series explores ways to be resourceful about your job search and begin building your professional network.

By: Heather Williams 6589 reads | 0 comments

How to Ask, Pick and Prepare your References

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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.

By: admin 15499 reads | 0 comments

Self-Directed Work Search Step 3: Informational Interviews

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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.

By: Heather Williams 8773 reads | 0 comments

Peeriodical: Can I Help You With Anything Else?


It was because of this very question that I landed on my current job today. I was then a student staff with SFU Student Development. The department played a central role in organizing campus events and programs, and to this day I am still amazed at my supervisor’s ability to accomplish everything she sets out to do. 

By: Candy Ho 5696 reads | 0 comments
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