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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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



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



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

Record keeping

Record Keeping

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