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1 Significant Dates Job postings begin:October 3, 2011 Interviews begin:October 18, 2011 Work term begins:January 2, 2012

2 All correspondence (interview schedules/job offers) will be with your Mohawk account Mohawk College address on your resume Create an file for tracking purposes

3 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.)

4 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

5 Notice of Interviews You will receive a copy of the interview schedule via 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 (preferred) or phone

6 Rescheduling Interviews May be altered several times (even daily) Frequent checking due to changes Contact your Consultant immediately if unable to attend Interviews on campus or at the company’s site

7 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

8 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

9 Salary Pay rates vary Look beyond pay but know your bottom line Consider the value of real work experience, references, and full time potential

10 Not Getting Interviews? Review your resume: spelling/grammar/ structure/flow Is your resume targeted? Don’t wait – have someone look it over

11 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!

12 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

13 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

14 Job Offers Are made to you via from me Start date and hourly salary 24 hours to respond to me with decision Communicate with me directly

15 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

16 Policies Low Participation Status: Less than 20% application rate No contact with Consultant

17 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

18 Found Own Job Program related Complete and submit Own Job Approval Form Consultant’s approval required for credit

19 Networking Talk to people you know: Friends & Relatives Former employers Customers Teachers

20 Other Sources Trade & Technical Magazines Yellow Pages and Newspapers Professional Associations Company Web Sites Job Posting Websites Directories in the Career Resource Centre

21 Record Keeping


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