EAL Work Search Tools
Work Search Tools
The following resources are to support you while you build your work search tools such as a resume and cover letters and to give you insights for successfully navigating interviews in a Canadian workplace setting. These also include stories and personal experiences of SFU students like you! These aim to help you in your process of marketing your skills and competence to be successful in the Canadian workplace.
You can sell yourself in person, but your resume has to get you there.
Interviewstream has compiled a database of extremely relevant questions, similar if not identical to what professionals would ask you.
Your resume represents many things. It is a slice of your life that highlights to an employer the most relevant things you’ve done, experiences you’re proud of, and the skills you’ve acquired. Still, writing one can be tough! Fortunately, there's one thing that can help you write an amazing resume: the job posting!
Feeling nervous or unqualified as you apply for a job? Struggling to set yourself apart? Learn how to deconstruct the job description so that you can feel comfortable marketing yourself in your cover letter!
While it may take a while to master it, keep working on your cover letters and continue to try new things. Writing cover letters is an art -- the only way to get good at them is through practice.
“ALWAYS do research on the company you are interviewing with.”
Whether it is one or two pages, everything from content to design of the resume should be in harmony, enabling you to showcase the great skills you have to offer.
You have an excellent layout and consistent format to your resume. Your design elements are eye catching while still being subtle and appropriate for the job. All of this will be of no use if your content is not reflective of someone who has taken the time to fully explain his or her skills and experiences.