OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Tuesday, April 29

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QUESTION: Are the mock interviews at TC really useful? Last term I was selected for over twelve interviews, and was only ranked for two positions. I definitely don't get nervous during interviews (novelty wore off after third interview) and I always take the time to research the company beforehand, answering their questions as best as I can.

Is there any tips and tricks that could make you stand out to the employer or interesting questions to ask them? Granted that this is only my first co-op term, but I missed out on some positions I really wanted. What can I do to improve myself for my next co-op term? I'm in ARBUS btw (no joke).

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  1. I had 5 interview total for Spring 2014, and I got ranked for all five and got three offers. A large chunk of that is probably because the other applicants weren't too impressive or whatever, but this is what I found.

    You know that section where you put something about yourself on your resume? That section is one of the reasons that I got interviews. Every employer asked me about the stuff I put down there, just because it was reasonably unique from other applicants.

    Another tip is: employers love it when you talk about your weaknesses and how you're currently addressing them.

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    1. Wait...which section is this?

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  2. The mock interviews will be useful because even if you are getting interviews, then maybe you need to practice tailoring the responses to common questions. You can always do a drop in or book an appointment with a Career Advisor. They are always hoping to help.

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