FAQ: Job Search Essentials for Alumni
Job Search Essentials is offered exclusively for alumni. Whether you are working, living outside of the Hamilton area, or just need a little push in your job search, JSE is a great option. The program runs for 3 weeks, and is delivered through Avenue to Learn, McMaster's e-learning service. Each week covers a different aspect of the job search and features an assignment, sent to the instructor that will give you feedback on your resume, LinkedIn and Interview Skills.
How do I register?Login to OSCARplus using your MacID. Once you have logged in, go to Events - Student Success Centre - you will see Job Search Essentials for Alumni. Select it, click register and then complete the Registration form fully and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Am I eligible?To be eligible, you must have graduated in the last 10 years.
I am having trouble logging on to OSCARPlus. What do I do?If you have not used your MacID in the last 6 months, and cannot log into OSCARplus, you will need to contact University Technology Services at email@example.com or 905-525-9140 x24357 and they can assist you with reactivating your MacID to access OSCARplus. You will need to know your student number, barcode number and date of birth.
I can log into OSCARplus, but why can't I see Job Search Essentials in the Event calendar?If you recently graduated, it is possible that OSCARplus doesn't recognize your alumni status yet. The course is restricted to alumni, so if the system thinks you are still a student then it won't show you the program. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register manually for the course. Please note: You will have to have logged in to OSCARplus first so that your record is imported.
Why is there a week delay between the end of registration and the start of the course?
Technology! In order to deliver this course online, and reach a global audience, we have partnered with UTS to make sure you have access to services like Avenue that you normally wouldn't have after graduation. This means that when registration closes, UTS begins their work to ensure you can access the course.