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Work-Study Position Prep: Resume, Cover Letters, and Interviews

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Transcript of Work-Study Position Prep: Resume, Cover Letters, and Interviews

3. Tell me about a time when…
1. Job Discovery
2. Writing a Resume
3. Crafting an email/Cover Letter
4. Excelling at Interviews
5. Questions?
@SFU_Career
SFU Career Services
STAY CONNECTED
SFU.ca/career
Dalton, Steve. (2012). The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster. New York: Ten Speed Press (USA).
Dalton, Steve. (2012). The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster. New York: Ten Speed Press (USA).

Crafting an
email &/or Cover Letter
CAREER SERVICES
VOLUNTEER SERVICES
SFU Volunteer Services
@SFU_Volunteer
SFU.ca/volunteer
Burnaby , Surrey , Vancouver
MAIN COMPONENTS OF A COVER LETTER
I N T R O D U C T I O N
B O D Y
C O N C L U S I O N
C
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ontext
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esult
INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
THE INTERVIEW PROCESS
PREPARE
BEHAVIORAL QUESTIONS
778.782.3106
PERFORM
FOLLOW-UP
THE MAD HATTER TEA PARTY
INTERVIEW SKILLS
Let's warm up with...
FORMULA:
1. Tell me about yourself.
2. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
PERFORM
PREPARE
FOLLOW-UP
THE INTERVIEW PROCESS
RESUMES
THE RESUME
Design
Format
Layout
Content
RESUME CONTENT
Bullet Points
Summaries,profiles, etc.
Targeted Headings
Verb + ____________
THE STANDARD BULLET:
THE
BETTER
BULLET:
verb + __________
+
result or rationale
Answers questions
1. What?
2. So what?
EXAMPLES OF BULLETS:
Developed an intranet site that helped increase inter-office communication between twenty staff members across three locations (RESULTS)

Created SFU's first ever App Developers Club to provide professional development and collaboration opportunities for students (RATIONALE)


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Work-Study Position Prep:
Resumes, email/Cover Letters, and Interview Tips
Deconstructing a Job Posting
http://www.sfu.ca/olc/coopresumegallery
Design Inspiration
Work study Title : Career researcher, ID : 0123
Dear Mr. Last Name,

[An opening sentence or two grabbing attention of the reader, and connect to posting]

[One sentence or two in another para. Any particulars needs mentioning]

[An closing sentence referring to the attached documents. For example : “Please find my Resume attached”]

Best regards,

Ben Simmons,
BBA Candidate
SFU Beedie School of Business
123-123-1231 | bsimmons@sfu.ca

Formal Salutation
Formal Signature
Descriptive Subject Line
eMail
What & Why
B O D Y
Your evidence: 2-3 examples
C O N C L U S I O N
Summarize: End strong
I N T R O D U C T I O N
JOB DISCOVERY
3. One of your favorite memories?
EASY QUESTIONS
1. What is your favorite time of year?
2. What is the most unusual place you ever visited?
3. What is a food you would like to try?
CONCEPTUAL QUESTIONS
1. Talk about one of your ambitions in life.
2. What colour describes you as a person?
3. What would your dream job be?
FORMAL QUESTIONS
1. How would your best friend describe you?
2. Something you would want to teach the next generation?
What are your concerns?
Resume?
eMail/Cover Letter?
Interview?
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