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Self-Directed Work Search Step 1: 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 9277 reads | 0 comments

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

Work Search

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 7138 reads | 0 comments

How to Ask, Pick and Prepare your 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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Self-Directed Work Search Step 3: Informational Interviews

Information 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.

By: Heather Williams 10274 reads | 0 comments

Peeriodical: Can I Help You With Anything Else?

Professional Development

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 6244 reads | 0 comments
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