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Meet the Mitchells has become YouTube’s most wholesome Jamaican family show

You may know Wayne Marshall and Tami Chynn for their music but now you can see them on YouTube like you’ve never seen them before in Meet the Mitchells.

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You may know Wayne Marshall as the early dancehall sensation from the early 2000s. You may also know him from making the gospel hit “Glory to God”.

You may know Tami Chynn as International music charter or radio host on Edge FM’s early morning talk show.

But now you can see them on YouTube like you’ve never seen them before: as themselves, Tami and Wayne Mitchell.

This couple, that’s been married for over 15 years, wishes to introduce you to their family.


Check out the main cast of Meet the Mitchells

They provide heartwarming content, from their sons Baby Oz, to the middle child, Atlas and the eldest Jaxon. There is also the usual appearance of Alex, Wayne’s Teenage Brother who lives with them and last but by no means least Momo, Jamaica’s most famous nanny in the eyes of the internet.


The Mitchells also love guest appearances

Along with the regular featured members there is the occasional guest appearance from Tami’s sister Tessanne Chin, Jamaica’s sweetheart who won the singing competition NBCs “The Voice” back in 2014 and had the nation rocking. She usually appears with her husband and her baby daughter.

Along with Tessanne there is also their father, Mr. Richard Chin, who joins with his jokes, wisdom and charisma, and also appearances from Wayne’s mother who is usually sweet and soft spoken but puts a smile on everyone’s faces and there was also three months where Tami’s mother, Nana, came and stole our hearts with her continuous positivity.


So, what’s the channel actually about?

The Mitchell’s vlogs are never short of entertainment.

There are the boys who are constantly trying to learn and ask questions which, make no mistake, will be answered in every episode.

There is also Wayne’s continuous pursuit of DIY activity which is where the persona DIWayne is derived from. His aim here is to become the house’s go to handyman.

Something else we look forward to from Wayne is his other character “Chef-It-Wayne” whose main goal at the moment is to master all types of Porridges. From Peanut to Hominy Corn, and his current journey to mastering Banana. Things seem to be going quite well in the culinary department.

You can also look out for Wayne rhyming at random times during any of their daily adventures.

I personally love their story times, where they share experience’s they’ve had such as how Tami and Wayne met, Wayne’s story about being held by customs (which I highly recommend) or maybe you’d want to hear about Tessanne’s journey on The Voice.

 

The Mitchells have created a close knit family consisting of their actual family and their viewers, who tune in 4 times a week, every week. This bond is so close that the MTMers, as their viewers are affectionately called, are considered as first cousins.

The content is family friendly so you and your kids can definitely enjoy it. With nonstop jokes and entertainment, I highly recommend you check it out.


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The reality of job hunting for today’s university graduates

Final year is done and it’s time to go into the world of work and start job hunting in your respective field of study.

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Finally! The last semester of final year is done and it’s time to go into the world of work. You get your resume done and start job hunting in your respective field of study. 

But then your spirit starts to sink as you realize a month passes with no responses. Two months, three months, a year and still no responses. 

You might be wondering what you did wrong? Your resume is great – I mean you probably even got it revamped by a professional. You graduated with honours. So what’s the problem? 

These are all feelings I’m all too familiar with. This is the sad and sometimes depressing reality of job hunting for university graduates today.


Job hunting can get really discouraging

Terri-Karelle, in a video posted on her instagram page, highlighted the struggles of job hunting for young people. 

“Sometimes you do everything right, sometimes you get the grades, sometimes you have the qualifications but there is no job offer. You do the interviews but you still don’t land the job.” 

The entire process can get very discouraging. Sending out multiple resumes, dressing up for interviews only to be declined is exhausting, to say the least. It can also take a toll on your mental health. Thoughts of sadness and failure rushing through your mind are enough to drive you insane.

Sometimes when you look and see that all your friends are getting jobs and you’re the only one in the lot still struggling to find work, it hurts. You end up feeling discouraged, thinking maybe you’re the problem.


Your lack of work experience and age can be barriers to landing jobs

It is no secret that the requirement for years of experience is a major hindrance to graduates fresh out of university. Many companies require that their prospective employees have three or more years of experience in order to qualify for any job. 

The reality is that many graduates leave school without having any work experience. Because they were juggling school and extracurricular activities, most graduates simply didn’t have the time to gain relevant work experience. Some may have done internships but most times this isn’t enough for some employers.

On the other hand some companies flat out reject applicants because of their age. The applicant may meet all the qualifications necessary to land that job but because they’re “too young” they are rejected. 

According to them your youth renders you unable to effectively carry out the required task of the job. Forget about the fact that most times these are entry level jobs which are best done by the very young people that are getting rejected. And what’s funny is that these employers are usually strong “advocates” for youth development.


So, what do you do?

In the same video Terri-Karelle later asked “What do you now do? How have you developed yourself?” 

The reality is that while job hunting is discouraging and depressing you shouldn’t give up. It’s in this seemingly dark and low point in your life that the perfect moments to work on yourself appear. 

Take the time to learn a new skill, language, or enhance talents you already have. There are quite a few platforms that provide all the resources you need to develop yourself – like Linkedin, Skillshare, Udemy, Google and good old Youtube.

You can’t throw your hands in the air and vow to never apply for another job. Not now. Not when you’re so close. Continue to press for jobs, even the ones it looks like you aren’t qualified for. Just keep pushing.


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