Friday, March 18, 2016

Interview Success

We all know interviews can be overwhelming and intimidating; here are a few tips to worry less about interviews and obtain employment. The day before the interview leave yourself enough time to look over the job posting, do research on the company, and take 5 minutes to reflect on each job you have had and experiences you could potentially use. Take advantage of Career Services and book a Mock Interview, which provides excellent practice by virtue of a simulated interview, or go on Interview Stream and answer interview questions and listen to your responses. This is a great way to refresh yourself on the job you’re applying to as well as previous experiences you have had. 

In addition I write down my top 3 strengths and weaknesses with a statement on how I am improving the 3 weaknesses. In my experience I have been asked to identify my strengths and weaknesses, therefore when the question arises I am able to quickly and confidently answer. I also like to write down the most important skills for the position because it reminds me which skills to highlight and discuss in more detail. By following these tips you can fight the nervousness of interviews and improve your chances of employment by being confident and communicating effectively. 

André St-George
Career Assistant
BBA Co-op

Thursday, March 3, 2016

We're Hiring!

Brock Universities Career Resource Centre is looking to hire 4 motivated students to become Career Assistants! Not only is this position perfect for anyone, it gives an individual a competitive edge when they graduate and enter the field of work. 

The Career Assistant’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Assisting students with career exploration and job search information
  • Referring students to the resources and services offered by Career Services and other Campus Services
  • Demonstrating professionalism by providing exceptional customer service to visitors in the Career Resource Centre
  • Utilizing active listening skills to respond to student inquiries and advise students appropriately
  • Providing constructive feedback on job search documents such as resumes, CV’s, cover letters, letters of intent, LinkedIn profiles and portfolios.
  • Participating in a variety of team projects and events such as Newsletters, Career Fairs and other initiatives
  • Actively sharing ideas and contributing to team discussions at weekly staff meetings
  • Performing administrative tasks and maintaining daily statistics as required
  • Ensuring the Career Resource Centre maintains a neat, organized and professional appearance; keeping resources stocked and up-to-date
  • All other duties as assigned
The deadline for application is quickly approaching! By March 18th, be sure to have your resume and Cover Letter handed in to!  
Best of luck to anyone who is applying! 


Tyler Harris
Career Assistant