Looking for work now?

Looking for work requires work! A successful strategy will include a variety of approaches and tools.

Ensure your resume, cover letter and online profile is job-ready by booking a 1-on-1 session with a Career Educator or Career Peer. Call 778.782.3106 or email careers@sfu.ca. 

Career exploration tools

Take advantage of the information available on specific occupations, sectors and opportunities to make your work search more effective.

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Job posting sites

Online postings are a start —but many jobs are not advertised! Connecting with people in your field is a key way to uncover opportunities.

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Information interviews

Possibly the best work search technique, an information interview helps you gain valuable information to launch or boost your career.

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Resume and cover letter 

Employers often review your application in fewer than 30 seconds!  How can you keep yours out of the “no” pile?  

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Interview skills 

Preparation and practice are key factors in successfully demonstrating you are the best fit for the position.

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Online presence

Increasingly, employers are using social media to screen out candidates as well as to find potential employees whose outlook fits with that of their organization.

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