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1 March 30 workshop Activity 1 Imagine that the following are taken from work-search documents. How might they be improved? 1. Objective: “seeking a challenging, rewarding career with a dynamic upscale company where I will have ample room for professional and personal growth” (B&M 228). 2. I have exceptional communication and organizational skills. 3. Under the Scholarships and Awards section of your resume: Winner of Morton Stanley Science Scholarship (2003) Awarded SSHRC doctoral fellowship (2005) 4. “Process development resulted in considerable savings” (B&M 230). 5. Work was done to military standards (B&M 230) 6. Participated in the design of a . . . 7. NSERC scholarship (2007)
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2 8. To Whom it may concern, 9. I would like to work in a fast paste environment. 10. The following is taken from an essay written as a part of your application for admissions to medical school: 11. Interviewer: Tell me about yourself Response: I was born in London, Ontario . . . 12. Interviewer: Why are you interested in working here? Response: because I need a summer job to pay my tuition. 13. Interviewer: What are your weaknesses? Response: I am a terrible procrastinator.
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3 Activity 2 Some prospective employers might test your verbal skills as a part of the selection process. The following practice test for you to solve is pasted from the Public Service Commission of Canada
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course MAT 1332 taught by Professor Munteanu during the Spring '07 term at University of Ottawa.

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March_30_handout0 - 1 March 30 workshop Activity 1 Imagine...

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