We spend a great deal of time on the web as we do our jobs here at Co-op Education and Employment Services. Here we are sharing some of the great resources we've found in our browsing.
Job Search & Employment Resources
Putting Together Your Elevator Speech
1. I AM… this is where you will define who you are, work-wise, in a nutshell.
Eg. Hi my name is Tamara. I am currently a business student working towards the CPA designation.
2. I CAN… this is where you mention what you can bring to the table focusing on your accomplishments.
Eg. I have over a year of experience working in the accounting department at ABC company
3. I WANT…This is where you share your objective, your career-related goal.
Eg. I see myself working in public accounting and want to specialize one day.
4. ASK…End with a question about information, advice, contacts or leads.
Eg. Would you happen to have an advice for someone on a career path like mine, or know of anyone who might be looking for someone like me?
Creating Your Resume's Highlights of Skills & Qualifications Section
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Examples of Interview Questions
Tell us about a time when you helped to foster a sense of teamwork and cooperation among your co-workers.
Tell us about a time you had to make a difficult decision at work.
Give us an example of when you had a conflict with a peer or fellow employee and how you handled it.
Tell us about a time you had a stressful situation at work and how you handled it.
Share an example of when you went above and beyond your required responsibilities in a work or volunteer placement.
Share an example of when you made a mistake at work and how you handled it
Tell us about a time you had multiple competing priorities and how you managed that
Why are you interested in working for our company?
Why are you interested in this position specifically?
Where do you see yourself in five years?
What are your educational and professional goals?
What do you consider to be your greatest strength and weakness? How do you manage this weakness?
Describe your ideal work environment?
How would you describe your learning style?
Do you have any questions for us?
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