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Fraser Works Co-op is New Westminster’s WorkBC Employment Services Centre. WorkBC Employment Services Centres are funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia to deliver the Employment Program of British Columbia (EPBC).

What Is Literacy?

By |January 1st, 2016|

What is literacy? If you are reading this, then you likely have some idea because you are practicing literacy right now. Literacy is the ability to read and write. Many people incorporate computer use into the definition of literacy too because of the advancement of technology and how heavily we rely on it as a […]

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What to Expect at a Hiring Fair and How to Conduct Yourself

By |December 28th, 2015|

Oh how nice it would be to have a crystal ball that foretold the future sometimes. Imagine looking into the crystal ball, seeing a negative upcoming situation, and then deciding to just stay home in your pjs that day instead. Forrest Gump hit the nail on the head when he said, “Life is like a […]

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What Are Job Fairs?

By |December 21st, 2015|

Job fairs are like little gifts offered throughout the year. Essentially, a Job fair is an event where employers are stationed at tables and are present to discuss their company’s employment opportunities with you. Where else can you go where all the people responsible for hiring staff for desirable companies are located in the same […]

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What Is the Hidden Job Market?

By |December 14th, 2015|

Pretend for a moment that you are an employer. You have a job vacancy that you need to fill. You have a couple of options: You could pay hundreds of dollars to advertise your job vacancy in local papers and online classifieds. From your advertising efforts, you can expect to receive hundreds of resumes that […]

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Tips to Network Effectively

By |December 7th, 2015|

‘Tips for networking effectively,’ is synonymous with, ‘how to build and maintain positive relationships effectively.’ When you begin networking, start small. Begin talking with your family and friends. Tell them what type of job you are seeking and see if they can connect you with anyone in your pursued industry. If you don’t talk about […]

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