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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 Networking?

By |November 30th, 2015|

How much do qualifications really matter? Pretend you are an employer for a moment: you’ve just interviewed two people; one is fully qualified but a little bland in the personality department, the other could use some skills enhancement, but is gregarious, vibrant, and funny! Essentially, the second interviewee encompasses the qualities you admire and would […]

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Asking for Feedback on Your Application and Interview

By |November 23rd, 2015|

Rejection is never easy. What’s even more challenging than accepting rejection is asking for someone’s evaluation of you after your confidence has taken a hit. Eek! Asking for feedback, however, can be a positive, eye-opening learning experience. When you are told you were not the successful candidate for a job you really wanted, don’t simply […]

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Thank-You Cards

By |November 16th, 2015|

Do you have friends, business partners, or coworkers who send you little notes of thanks and appreciation after they’ve met with you? It feels really good doesn’t it? It also strengthens the relationship.

Typically, you will want to send a thank-you note or email within 24 hours of your interview: the sooner the better. Which format […]

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Why and How to Follow up After an Interview

By |November 9th, 2015|

First of all, why wouldn’t you follow up after an interview? Is it because you don’t really care to work for the company? Is it because you don’t want to come across as pushy? Or, is it because you are scared? Whatever your reason, push it aside and follow up! Following up shows initiative, responsibility, […]

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Questions to Ask at the End of the Interview

By |November 2nd, 2015|

At the end of an interview, have you ever been asked, “Do you have any questions for me?” only to stare blankly at the interviewer and then finally say, “Um, nope!” It’s ok. We have all been there at some time or another. Did you get the job? If you did, way to get lucky! […]

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