Co-op Hiring Process

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5 steps to hiring your ideal candidate

Congratulations! You are just five easy steps away from your next best hire.

Ready to hire? Post a job now.

Step 1: Prepare the job description

Finding the right hire starts with a well-written job description. Your description will affect the quality and level of students who apply to your position. We will connect you with a Co-op Specialist who will guide you on the optimal content and format for your posting. Contact us to get started. 


Step 2: Posting

Your job will be posted to Mohawk’s CareerReady job portal where students interested in applying will submit their resume electronically. Most postings are up for 5 days. Ready to get started? Submit a Co-op job.


Step 3: Pre-Screening

All resumes received through Mohawk’s CareerReady portal during the application period are forwarded directly to you for pre-screening.


Step 4: Interviewing

We will make all the necessary arrangements according to your specifications. Interviews are generally held at the college to minimize lost class time for students, but they can also be arranged to be held at your organization’s location. 


Step 5: After the interview

Upon completion of the interview process, we will ask for a ranking according to your preference for only those students whom you are prepared to hire, i.e., 1st choice, 2nd choice, etc. We will offer the position to your first choice. If that student accepts, the position is filled. If the student declines, we will make an offer to your second choice, etc. We will notify you of the outcome as soon as possible and follow up with a letter confirming employment of the co-op student with your organization. The student will contact you regarding start date, location, dress code, etc., prior to the beginning of the work term.


During the work term

Your Co-op Specialist will make an appointment for an on-site visit, normally between weeks five and 12 of the work term. Both the supervisor and the student are interviewed at this time to discuss student performance, progress on learning objectives, etc. We ask that you complete a formal evaluation of the student after the first month and at the end of the work term as part of their work term assignment. The student will provide these evaluation forms.


Ready to hire again?

You can post the job yourself in our CareerReady portal


Ready to get started? Contact us today!