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What Goes On When Your References Are Checked

CSI Blog

You did it. You successfully finished the interview, hopefully feeling satisfied. But what about those references you gave to the interviewer – what happens to those now that your interview’s done? Read on to find out!

By: Abbas Virji 237 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Post Interview Tips to Land You the Job

Workplace Success

Wonder how you can stand out against other candidates to land your perfect summer job? Check out the 5 post interview tips and tricks to help you leave a lasting impression with the hiring manager. 

By: Nicole Strutt 274 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Tips to Ace Your Final Exams

Career Services

Wondering what you can do to ensure that you ace your final exams this year? Read this week’s blog article to find out 5 tips to ace your finals!

By: Nicole Strutt 399 reads | 0 comments
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Working on a Team: Five Keys to Success

road to success

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 151 reads | 0 comments
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Future In-Demand Labour Markets

new technologies

While the current job market outlook may look grim, don’t despair. There are many possibilities in the future of these existing labour markets. Read on to find out what they are. 

By: Abbas Virji 255 reads | 0 comments
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Ten Future Jobs in the Year 2030

Career Services

Ever wonder what kind of jobs will be available in the year 2030? Read on to discover 10 jobs that will be created based on changing technology, the environment and increase of the senior population.  

By: Nicole Strutt 525 reads | 0 comments
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Tips to Succeed at a Career Fair From an Employer's Perspective

Work Search

Ever wondered what organizations look for from students and recent graduates at a career fair? Check out what tips Scotia Bank, Clio, Sun Life Financial, City of Richmond, MyPlanet and Public Outreach have for students to succeed at a career fair.  

By: Nicole Strutt 509 reads | 0 comments
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Six Key Tips for Creating Connections at Career Fairs

career exploration

Career fairs are no doubt stressful experiences for a range of people, but there are ways to ease the stress. If you want to create meaningful connections with organizations at the fair (with less stress), keep on reading to discover some useful tips.                           

By: Abbas Virji 260 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Tips to Create Your Own Luck for the Workplace

Networking

Are you finding that getting your dream job is unattainable and is only for the “lucky ones?” Create your own opportunities and luck when it comes to the workplace and discover how to land a job fresh out of university. 

By: Nicole Strutt 344 reads | 0 comments
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Standing Out In A Crowded Job Market

Online Presence

Standing out in today’s job market is definitely a tough task. But, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a number of ways you can make yourself stand out to potential employers. Read on to find out how.

By: Abbas Virji 356 reads | 0 comments
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Taking Control of Your Success after Graduation

Personal Development

Wonder what resources are available to help you transition from university to the world of work? Wonder what you can do to prepare for the workforce after you graduate from SFU? Read on to discover the resources and strategies available to prepare you for the transition from ‘Backpack to Briefcase’!

By: Nicole Strutt 318 reads | 0 comments
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Take Action & Welcome Opportunities

Work Search

Applying for a volunteer opportunity, a job, or graduate school, are all forms of taking career-related action. But what if you don’t have enough time to tackle these aspects of your life individually? That’s where the miniBIG Fair 2014 comes in – read more to find about this very useful, one-day event.

By: Abbas Virji 254 reads | 0 comments
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Are You an Entrepreneur? Take Action!

social enterprise canada

Everyone has been an entrepreneur at one point or another (lemonade stand anyone?), but what makes you an entrepreneur today? And how can you get the support you need for your thriving ideas? Read on to find out!

By: Abbas Virji 286 reads | 0 comments
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Building Your Own Business

Career Services

Have you always been someone who has had innovative ideas? Likes to take charge in a group and wants to be their own boss? Becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own business could be right for you! Fortunately SFU offers many resources and opportunities for current students and recent alumni.

By: Nicole Strutt 410 reads | 0 comments
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All About Resumes: Content & Style Tips

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Resumes play an important part in your life for a variety of reasons as discussed in the article. But is your current resume the best it can possibly be? Read on to find out!

By: Abbas Virji 1568 reads | 0 comments
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Beat the Robots

ATS Systems

Are you in the middle of looking for summer work? Have you applied for countless jobs online but have not been short listed once? Your misfortune could be caused by ATS ‘robot’ systems. Read on for tips and tricks to fight back against ATS systems. 

By: Nicole Strutt 430 reads | 0 comments
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Importance of Having a Mentor

Interactive Arts and Technology Student Union

Ever wondered what other outlets besides Co-op, internships or volunteering are out there for getting your dream job? Read on to find out how a mentor can contribute to developing your personal network and the resources available to find a mentor.

By: Nicole Strutt 505 reads | 0 comments
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Life: A Balancing Act

Professional Development

Student life can get very hectic, which is completely understandable. Allowing yourself to have an uneven balance in life though, is something that can negatively affect your health and well being. Read on to find out strategies to make your life balanced again.

By: Abbas Virji 488 reads | 0 comments
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Top 4 Tips to Create a Strong Presence Online

Professional Development

Wondering what alternative ways are out there to create a personal brand for yourself or to find a job? Developing a strong presence online can help you to achieve these goals! Read on to discover the top tips to help you create a strong presence online. 

By: Nicole Strutt 402 reads | 0 comments
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Print and Digital Portfolio Tips for Every Job Seeker

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Whether you’re looking at event planning or public relations, a portfolio can be a significant, helpful resource in your job search. Here are some tips on creating and organizing your portfolio, whether in print or digital format. 

By: Abbas Virji 531 reads | 0 comments
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Top Government Summer Jobs for Students

Work Search

Whether you are a political science major or just interested in politics or working for the government, there are a variety of summer job opportunities available for students. Read on to discover what job opportunities are available for you for Summer 2014!

By: Nicole Strutt 1310 reads | 0 comments
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Great Resources for Your Summer Job Search in Government

Professional Development

Thinking of applying for a summer job in government? Take a look at some valuable online resources for the municipal, provincial and federal levels of government listed in this week’s CSI blog post! Read on to find out more.

By: Abbas Virji 772 reads | 0 comments
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Five Key Advantages of Working in the Non-Profit Sector

community work

Working in the non-profit sector may be associated with myths such as there's no room for upward movement, limited responsibilities, and that there are not many opportunities available. However, there are a significant number of advantages related to working in non-profit organizations.

By: Abbas Virji 1191 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Overlooked Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering

While it may seem difficult to find experience in your field of study, there are a large portion of volunteer opportunities that are often over looked. Read on to find out what they are!

 

By: Nicole Strutt 725 reads | 0 comments
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Accelerating Your Career Through Community Involvement

Life Experience

It may only be the start of the semester, but you’re probably already piled with work. However, there’s no better time to get involved within your community than now, especially with so many volunteer opportunities around with the new year. Find out how being involved can jumpstart your career.

By: Abbas Virji 478 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Join a Student Club or Organization

Career Exploration

Want to be closer to your university? Looking to gain valuable experience in your field of study? Want to have valuable connections that will last you a lifetime? Joining a student club or association just could give you the solution you need!

By: Nicole Strutt 911 reads | 0 comments
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SFPIRG: Truth-Telling and Decolonization

SFPIRG

The Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group is a student-funded and student-directed resource centre dedicated to social and environmental justice. SFPIRG is founded on a set of values that have been developed by students who care about social and environmental justice, and include a commitment to the work of ending all forms of oppression.

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Are YOU Having Fun? It's Essential!

final exams

After that long, endless onslaught of papers, exams and presentations, it’s time for your mind to get some rest. But you might be surprised at just how important it is to have fun. Read on to find out why!

By: Abbas Virji 614 reads | 1 comments
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Fun Things You Can Do Towards Your Career

Life Balance

Having fun is important because it gives your brain time to refresh and allow for creative ideas to come into your work. It can also help you expand your network, stay updated within your industry, increase your productivity, develop a professional online presence, and can help you stay organized.  

By: Stephanie Munez 711 reads | 0 comments
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Using the Holiday Spirit Towards Your Career

CSI Blog

Have you ever thought of how the holidays can help your career? The hustle and bustle, holiday gatherings, and gift-giving are all aspects that can be applied to expanding your network or even get you a job for the new year.

By: Stephanie Munez 894 reads | 0 comments