One Year In the Life: 2017 Grads

mohawk-winter-january2017 is an important year for Mohawk College. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the College.

While we are sure to spend time looking back on where we’ve been, the Alumni Blog will have a special feature too. One week each month we will check-in with three students as they finish their final semesters and prepare for final exams, graduation, and their future career. Continue Reading

Get a “Real” Job

girl with guitarBeing a film graduate, it is easy to see that I am a creative person, and as a creative person, I can also vouch for the fact that an artistic career in any medium is tricky to come by. While I was studying film in Oakville, my professors encouraged us to have a “homework free” job while we worked on our own projects after graduation. What they meant by that was “Pay your bills, but always have time to create” and this is some of the best advice I got while in college the first time. Continue Reading

The Endless Wait And How To Cope

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With graduation having come and gone, it is now time to truly face life after school, for this year’s graduates. The hardest part is the wait between the end of college and the beginning of your career, because this wait is one that can go by in a flash to those who are lucky but can also feel like an endless void ahead. The easiest thing to do when it feels like there is no end in sight is to just give up, but that is hardly the right choice to make out of so many. Not everyone is the same, and no two industries have the same job market, but there are things that everyone can do to make the wait seem less terrible. Continue Reading

Top 3 Skills Employers are Looking for in Job Seekers

pay phonesEvery job-seeker has at one point had this question cross their mind: “What skills and traits are employers looking for?” Especially as a new graduate, job hunting can be a bit of a scary time trying to find your first real job out of school. Most job-seekers wish they could unlock the secret formula to winning the hearts and minds of employers.  While every job is different and each employer is looking for a specific set of skills, there are some employee traits that are universal across the board that employers are looking for. The good news is that most job seekers possess these skills to some extent.

Here are the top three skills that you can use to your advantage that employers are looking for: Continue Reading

Changing Perspectives For Job Seekers and Employers

computer work meetingWorking in the field of employment consulting I’ve seen many changes over the years. Having built relationships with employers from many sectors, I think I have a good handle on their recruitment expectations. Likewise, in coaching individuals on their job search plans, I’m required to get a good feel for their educational, work history and overall employment goals. What I’ve learned is that there is a huge disconnect between both–and with reason. Continue Reading