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March 2008

In this issue:

Launch of myFuture
On the Other Side of the Handshake: Tips from an HR Recruiter
The Benefits of Getting Off the Sidelines
Events
Career Development Workshops
Career Fairs
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Launch of myFuture

CAPS proudly launched its new job search and career tools suite, entitled myFuture last week. It will serve as the primary student interface for job searching, event registration, workshop registration and on-campus recruitment.

We are extremely interested in knowing about your experience with the new system. Any comments, feedback and suggestions can be directed to careers.caps@mcgill.ca.

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On the Other Side of the Handshake: Tips from an HR Recruiter

by Natalie Jewit, U3, BA Psychology

We are all too familiar with the pre-interview preparation dance.  We’ve performed the final once over in the bathroom mirror and that last minute internal pep talk so frequently it has almost become habitual.  However, most of us have no idea what it’s like to be on the other side of that firm handshake when an interview begins.   We have no idea how it feels to be the powerful interviewer, rather than the anxious interviewee.

Looking at the situation from the perspective of the interviewer may just provide insight into what makes that flawless interview.  My sister, Lauren Jewitt, has recently begun working as a Human Resource Administrator for Consumer Impact Marketing; Canada’s leading provider of third-party marketing and sales.  She conducts approximately 20 - 30 interviews a week and with that kind of experience she has more than a few tips for me (a soon to be job-hungry graduate).

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The Benefits of Getting Off the Sidelines

by Christopher McEwan, U2, BA Economics

There are few places like university; there are few places where we can challenge ourselves and test our limits, all the while enjoying the collegiality of life on and around campus. This is a significant part of the reason why it is not hard to make the case that university is a great experience. That said, all great experiences come in different degrees. I would contend that most of us can think of something we could have done to improve even the best experiences of our lives.  Sometimes this isn't easy to do, but, fortunately, it is in this respect that McGill, already such a good experience in itself, differs from most others.

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Events

Some of the events and info sessions featured this month:

The above events are only a sampling of the many taking place this month. For a full listing of all events offered in March and to register, log-in to myFuture. Click on the "Events" tab and then the "Workshops/Panels/Events" tab. Select the event you would like to attend and click on "RSVP."

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Career Development Workshops

Some of the workshops featured this month:

The above workshops are only a sampling of the many taking place this month. For a full listing of all workshops offered in March and to register, log-in to myFuture. Click on the "Events" tab and then the "Workshops/Panels/Events" tab. Select the event you would like to attend and click on "RSVP."

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Career Fairs

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