Job Search Tips

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Virtual interview tips

Virtual Interviewing can feel awkward at first because most people are used to making their firstimpression in person. Though trends...

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Career fair preparation

Career fairs are events that connects McMaster students and alumni with employers to provide information to students, about their respective...

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Canadian workplace rules for international students

Are you an international student or a newcomer to Canada? Are you getting acquainted with the Canadian workplace culture? There...

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Canadian workplace culture for international students

Are you an international student or a newcomer to Canada? Are you getting acquainted with the Canadian workplace culture? There...

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Top 10 LinkedIn tips

Did you know up to 85% of employers use online tools to research candidates before or after an interview?  Have...

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Research job search

Where to start – at McMaster Check your department website to look up professors who might be doing research and...

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Interview tips

Do your homework, prepare actual stories from your experience and above all, practice!  Develop your strategy What do you think...

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Career fairs: After the fair 

The career fair is over. Now what? Many attendees leave the fair and hope to receive a follow-up from the...

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Virtual career fair preparation

Why should you attend?  Gather information about employers who hire McMaster students/alumni for a variety of positions, including volunteer opportunities,...

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Summer job search tips 

Identify your goals  Are your goals to…  Build career-ready skills and/or experience?  Earn money?  Develop your interests and/or explore something...

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Salary negotiation

Planning  ✔ Do your research: Starting salary negotiations without doing your research could have negative effects. Negotiations usually begin at...

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Resume tips

What makes an effective resume?  Your resume may be your first contact with a future employer. If you make a...

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Part-time job search tips

Balancing academics and work can be challenging, but it can also be rewarding. Plus, time management and organization are great...

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Job searching for remote work

Are you wondering where to start searching for work opportunities that you can access from home? This tip sheet provides...

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Cover letter tips 

A cover letter should accompany every resume unless otherwise stated.

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Job applications: Applicant tracking systems (ATS) 

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) are software that help employers and HR professionals manage the hiring process.

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How to prepare for a company information session

What is a company information session?  Companies that want to increase students’ awareness of their organization or hire McMaster students...

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Neurodiversity: Career fair prep

Take a deep breath It’s alright to take a break, adjust and take a deep breath. When you feel calm...

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Writing a curriculum vitae (CV)

CVs are used in specific fields such as academia, medicine, and research and in the application processes for graduate schools....

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Neurodiversity: Job search tips

Before you apply There are some things you should consider before you start applying. Here are some questions to consider....