So, all that hard work creating a first-rate application and resume has paid off and you’ve landed an interview for your dream job. Do you: A) sit back and count down the days before you start your new position? B) skim through the company’s website 2 minutes before the interview? Or C) prepare thoroughly, dress appropriately and arrive in plenty of time? Okay, it’s pretty obvious what the right answer should be. Yet, having a solid interview technique can take time to master. Even after careful preparation, you may still be caught off guard by some unexpected questions. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Effectively improve your interview technique • Handle group or panel interviews • Answer difficult questions and use the STAR method Why take this course? Developing strong interview skills means that you’ll be able to present your best self in all types of interview situations. This course is for anyone who wants to improve their techniques. It will help you to not only secure that dream job but become a dream employee in the eyes of hiring managers and employers. 10 mins | SCORM | Infographic
Most frequent questions and answers
Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the university, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge in a series of four-month work experiences. You, the employer, enhance a student’s education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employees.
- Year-round access to well-motivated, qualified employees.
- Access to potential full-time staff in a controlled environment, reducing your costs and risks.
- Access to a cost-effective source of temporary employees for peak periods or special projects.
- A say in what students learn by working with the university.
- Promotion of your organization as one that believes in developing the potential of young people.
- Access to a great pool of French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.
Most work terms run at least 15 weeks, or four months. They can be no shorter than 13 weeks. Some master’s students, as well as some science and engineering students, are available for 8 or 12 months’ work terms.
All jobs are reviewed by a CO-OP Program Coordinator, and only those providing students with work experience related to their professional development are approved. Administrative activities involved in a job should be less than 10% of the entire workload.
When you first contact SSC, you are assigned one of our Program Coordinators, depending on your discipline of interest. This person is your main contact in our office. As you move through the recruitment process, you also work with a representative from CO-OP Administrative Services, who assists with job posting and interview scheduling.