Tag Archives: Looking for opportunities

LinkedIn Interview Preparation Feature

Students & New Grads»  Looking for a job?»  How to attend an interview»   LinkedIn Interview Preparation Feature Video and phone interviews have become the new normal during the coronavirus pandemic. LinkedIn has launched a new feature to help you with your interview preparation. The LinkedIn interview preparation feature aims to enable users to become more confident for […]

Personal Statement FAQ

Students & New Grads»   Thinking about further education?»  How to write a personal statement»   Personal Statement FAQ If you have a question that you think might be relevant to other students, send it to us at steelec@yorku.ca with the subject line “Personal Statement – FAQ” and you will get a response. If it’s common enough, we’ll […]

Educate yourself about employee rights

Students & New Grads»  Succeed on the job»  How to know your workplace rights»   Educate yourself about employee rights The Employment Standards Act (ESA) is a law in Ontario that protects workers' rights. Areas covered include minimum wage, hours of work, termination of employment, public holidays, vacation, pregnancy and parental leave, severance pay, and other standards Occupational […]

Stay abreast of your field

Students & New Grads»  Succeed on the job»  How to advance your career»   Stay abreast of your field Determine skills and knowledge required for success and engage in continuous learning Attend professional events and conferences Take Professional Development Courses Use social media effectively, follow organizations and professionals in the field, join groups that share common interests    […]

Ask for opportunities

Students & New Grads»  Succeed on the job»  How to advance your career»   Ask for opportunities Have you ever heard the expression “If you don’t ask, you don’t get”? If you feel like you aren’t developing the skills you want on the job, take charge and ask for opportunities.” Determine which skills you would like to develop […]

Join professional associations and organizations

Students & New Grads»  Succeed on the job»  How to build your network on the job»   Join professional associations and organizations Here are some of the benefits of joining a professional association: Professional associations are a great way to connect with professionals in the field, they offer different networking opportunities such as social events and conferences. Professional […]

Connect with colleagues in person

Students & New Grads»  Succeed on the job»  How to build your network on the job»   Connect with colleagues in person Forming a good rapport is very important when creating relationship with others. Here are some tips to effectively connect with others: Start simple, use common courtesy, practice office etiquette Join professional associations and organizations to connect […]

Describe your experiences in a way that resonates with employers

Students & New Grads»   Want to build skills and experience?»  How to leverage your experiential education or on-campus experiences»   Describe your experiences in a way that resonates with employers Throughout your time at York you're developing a wide variety of skills, gaining experience and celebrating accomplishments—all of which are transferable to the workplace and are valued […]