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Five Things to Remove from Your Resumé

Tags: job search, resumé

Studies have found that the average recruiter scans a resumé for less than 10 seconds before deciding if the applicant is a good fit for the position. When you have little time to impress a recruiter, every word on your resumé counts. That’s why it’s important that you’re making the most of it and not filling it with words and phrases that are not going to make an impact. Here are some things that you should consider eliminating.  Read more ›

Humans of Telfer – Andrew

Tags: Humans of Telfer, Student Profile

“After reflecting on the past 4 years at Telfer, I realize there have been moments where I lost sight of what the purpose was. There is a mentality that’s instilled early in students that it’s simply about getting that piece of paper.  Read more ›

Tips to a Successful Skype Interview

Video and Skype interviews are increasingly common in today’s workforce. You have probably been asked to do a Skype interview at least once or twice in your life. If not, you will be asked to do one then sooner or later. With more and more employers using Skype for their first-round interviews, it’s a good idea to take your digital interviewing skills to the next level. Here are five key tips on how to ace your Skype interview:  Read more ›

Humans of Telfer – Lovelyn

Tags: Humans of Telfer, Student Profile

“In 3rd year, I switched majors from Accounting to Human Resource Management. In high school, I didn’t have anyone to look up to when thinking of programs to apply to.  Read more ›

Finding Balance Between Academics and Extracurricular Activities

Tags: social, Extracurricular activities

Have you ever found yourself being overwhelmed with school work and extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)? We all have something to do at school to keep ourselves busy and involved. Nonetheless, sometimes we are having trouble finding the right balance between academics and social life. The imbalance could lead to counter-performances in either academics or extracurricular activities; if we cannot find a way to manage the pressure, it will slowly turn into stress.  Read more ›

Tips for a Successful Coffee Chat

Tags: Career Development

Coffee chats with professionals are considered a more informal way of networking. However, many students see it as a daunting prospect. Here are a few tips regarding coffee chats that others have shared with me over the course of my university experience:  Read more ›

Humans of Telfer – Saraï

“Your university experience is what you make it! I’m sure you’ve all heard it before. The amazing thing about that saying is that people often say it, and don’t act on it. But when you DO make your university experience your own, amazing things start to take shape.  Read more ›

 Perfecting One’s Professional Image during Reading Week

Reading week is upon us! For some of you, this will mean a well‑deserved rest after the midterms frenzy. For others, it will surely be an uninterrupted blitz of study. However you intend to spend this week, one thing for sure: you probably have no intention to spend it perfecting your professional image. You’ll surely be at home with your family and friends, or bing-watching your favourite show on Netflix. “Networking during Reading Week? Now way!” But if I told you that there are numerous, simple and interesting ways to network during this highly anticipated break, would take my advice?  Read more ›

Humans of Telfer – Dasser

Tags: Humans of Telfer, Student Profile

“During university, it’s common for us, students to have big goals and ambitions. Universities can provide a lot of opportunities to help us succeed. However, this can also make things a little overwhelming. Sometimes, in our attempt to achieve a lot, we lose sight of what we value the most. It’s easy to do things because others are doing it, or because we are told that we should be doing it, or even because we think it might look good on your resume.  Read more ›

3 Simple Techniques to Boost your Productivity

Tags: Time management, Productivity

One thing in life is certain: everyone has 24 hours in a day. Increasing our productivity helps us achieve more in less time, thereby making us smarter students and more valuable employees. The methods described below will help you boost your productivity.  Read more ›

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