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Keep your résumé and cover letter up-to-date so you’re ready when jobs are posted. Keep your résumé:
To learn more about the résumé and cover letter components of your job application package in WaterlooWorks, please review job application packages.
Your skills profile is used by Co-operative Education to match you with potential jobs for which you may be qualified. The inventory is designed to record your technical and transferable skills as well as your employment interests.
Log in to WaterlooWorks to update your skills profile and make sure it’s still relevant.
When posting a job, employers select from the same list of skills that students do to create a skills profile for their job postings. CECA staff are able to assess jobs' skills profiles and shoulder-tap students to apply when they have not found employment by the beginning of the continuous round of interviews.
Your skills profile can be used by any CECA staff assisting with your employment search. The database is used to:
Log in to WaterlooWorks to ensure the information displayed is current
Contact the Information Centre by email, or call 519-888-4026 to get a copy of your employment history after you graduate.
Work term credits appear on your co-op student record as an employer evaluation (e.g., Outstanding, Excellent, etc.) and CR on Quest.
Before applying for jobs either through WaterlooWorks or on your own, please ensure your work term status is correct.
A supply of 45 cards costs $5.00.
Many students take advantage of personalized cards that can be used as “calling” or “business” cards when meeting potential employers either through the co-op interview process, or their own job search.
How to order:
If you’re found guilty of misrepresenting yourself on your business cards, you may be subject to penalties as outlined in UWaterloo Policy 71.
Business card Order and Pick-Up Dates for the Winter 2018 term:
|Order and pay by or before 3:00 p.m. (Tatham Centre, Information Centre)||Pick up after 1:00 p.m. (Tatham Centre, Information Centre)|
|January 25, 2018||February 1, 2018|
|February 15, 2018||February 22, 2018|
|March 8, 2018||March 15, 2018|
|April 5, 2018||April 12, 2018|
Review the marketing yourself module> interview skills from CareerHub to help prepare you for interviews.
Employers use information sessions to promote their organization and potential co-op positions to you.
Scan the employer information sessions calendar to learn about information sessions and to find out when employers will be making presentations.
If you have already had a first work term, any time prior to and during the hiring process, as well as on your co-op work term and after you return to campus, your student advisor is your main point of contact.
If you haven’t had a first work term yet, a career advisor will be your main point of contact.
The 'Send a Message' button in WaterlooWorks will always direct your inquiry to the right person.
Please view the student and career advisors webpage, for more information on what they do.
Our main method of contacting you is via WaterlooWorks messages. You will also receive an email notifying you that you have a message in WaterlooWorks. Therefore, you must check your Waterloo-assigned email account regularly. Co-operative Education may try to reach you during your job search.
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