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Significant Dates. Job postings begin: October 3, 2011 Interviews begin: October 18, 2011 Work term begins: January 2, 2012. Email. All correspondence (interview schedules/job offers) will be with your Mohawk email account Mohawk College e-mail address on your resume

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significant dates
Significant Dates
  • Job postings begin: October 3, 2011
  • Interviews begin: October 18, 2011
  • Work term begins: January 2, 2012
email
Email
  • All correspondence (interview schedules/job offers) will be with your Mohawk email account
  • Mohawk College e-mail address on your resume
  • Create an email file for tracking purposes
how many jobs can you apply for
How many jobs can you apply for?
  • Apply to as many jobs as you wish – be flexible!
  • Apply ONLY if you have genuine interest and can meet the requirements (e.g. location, use of vehicle, etc.)
applying for jobs
Applying For Jobs
  • Once the job closes, it’s gone!
  • We encourage employers to post & interview early
  • The more jobs you apply to the better chance of getting interviews
  • Employer selects candidates to interview
notice of interviews
Notice of Interviews
  • You will receive a copy of the interview schedule via e-mail if you applied to the job
  • Mark your calendar – date, time and interview location
  • Only the students listed on the interview schedule have been invited to the interview
  • Confirm your interview attendance, with me, via email (preferred) or phone
rescheduling interviews
Rescheduling Interviews
  • May be altered several times (even daily)
  • Frequent e-mail checking due to changes
  • Contact your Consultant immediately if unable to attend
  • Interviews on campus or at the company’s site
interviews
Interviews
  • If you are granted an interview YOU MUST ATTEND!!!
  • Bring your portfolio
  • Research the company
  • Be on time; allow for contingencies
  • Attire/Attitude/body language
interview preparation
Interview Preparation
  • Prepare thoughtful questions ahead of time
  • Avoid yes/no answers – elaborate on your responses
  • Research the company/interviewer
  • Interview skills tapes are available the library
salary
Salary
  • Pay rates vary
  • Look beyond pay but know your bottom line
  • Consider the value of real work experience, references, and full time potential
not getting interviews
Not Getting Interviews?
  • Review your resume: spelling/grammar/ structure/flow
  • Is your resume targeted?
  • Don’t wait – have someone look it over
not getting offers
Not Getting Offers?
  • First Impression – appearance, firm hand shake, eye contact, good posture, SMILE!
  • Replay the interview; asking right questions?
  • First Impression – on time, appearance, firm hand shake, eye contact, good posture, SMILE!
employers are looking for
Employers are looking for:
  • Personality/Attitude
  • Motivation/Initiative
  • Shows Interest
  • Able to work Independently & as a Team Player
  • Flexibility, Adapts to Change
  • Honesty
  • Technical Skills
  • Good Listener
  • Creative Ideas
  • Time Management
  • Productivity
  • Dependability
  • Punctuality
interview feedback
Interview Feedback
  • Part of the interview process
  • Completed forms available in our office
  • Contact me to review these feedback forms
  • Assistance with interview skills available
job offers
Job Offers
  • Are made to you via e-mail from me
  • Start date and hourly salary
  • 24 hours to respond to me with decision
  • Communicate with me directly
accepting the offer
Accepting the Offer
  • Consultant will confirm with employer
  • You can pick up Confirmation Letter at the Job Centre Reception Desk
  • Send a thank you letter to the employer to re-affirm your acceptance of the offer
  • Confirmation Letter
policies
Policies

Low Participation Status:

  • Less than 20% application rate
  • No contact with Consultant
own job why
Own Job – Why?
  • Develop Job Search Skills
  • You can focus on a specific type of job/company/city
  • Some companies want to hire this way
found own job
Found Own Job
  • Program related
  • Complete and submit Own Job Approval Form
  • Consultant’s approval required for credit
networking
Networking

Talk to people you know:

  • Friends & Relatives
  • Former employers
  • Customers
  • Teachers
other sources
Other Sources
  • Trade & Technical Magazines
  • Yellow Pages and Newspapers
  • Professional Associations
  • Company Web Sites
  • Job Posting Websites
  • Directories in the Career Resource Centre
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