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The job package

It’s time for the first big assignment in RCM 300: the job package! As you prepare, make sure to find a job that is well suited to what you are currently studying in your discipline. Even if you don’t have a lot of on-the-job experience, try to target your experience and knowledge to what the employer is looking for.

A good place to start looking for job ads is on the Student Employment and Career Centre website (their Facebook page is also full of tips and funny articles about the job application process).  Often employers will post ads on the SECC site that they won’t list anywhere else.  Also on the SECC site you’ll find help with your cover letters and resumes.

A couple other links to consider as you work on this assignment:

Past posts on the job package:

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Acing the Job Interview

As we’re finishing our course unit on job packages, here are some links to consider in regards to job interviews:

  • In an 2006 article by Feedstuffs: The Weekly Newspaper for Agribusiness, 339 agricultural employers were asked about their willingness to pay higher starting salaries for recent college grads who possessed certain attributes. For applicants who possessed “excellent interviewing skills,” their starting salary was $3000 more than those whose “interviewing skills need improvement.”  Applicants who possessed “excellent communication skills” had higher starting salaries of $8900. [PDF article found here]
  • From the Student Employment and Career Centre, here’s their Interview Guide.

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