Toronto Girl Geek Dinner: Job Search and Career Strategies

Spring has brought massive change for many Toronto Girl Geeks. Whether you are currently unemployed or interested in learning insight into your career path, join us for the May Toronto Girl Geek Dinner for a Job Search & Career Strategies Panel featuring a recruiter, a life coach and an editor of an online job site. Many Girl Geeks count on networking or specialized blogs or websites to uncover the next best opportunity. Trevor Stafford is the Managing Editor of Red Canary, a technical job site providing a job board community, research and articles on how to make the best of your online job search. Trevor has spent the last three years bringing jobs and technology professionals together at Red Canary. A casualty of the dot bomb crash of 2001, he knows something about the need for career planning. Agencies and recruiters help you tap into the hidden job market. Every job search needs multiple avenues to research and locate the right job. Recruiters can be sleuths with magnifying glasses. Their sharp skills guide you through the whole process from first meeting to refining your resume to landing the interview to closing the deal. Helen Krissilas, an IT Technical recruiting specialist for Inteqna will join us to give her unique view on how to conduct your job search. Helen is an award-winning Recruitment Consultant and also brings us a vast amount of business knowledge drawn from her experience running her own Value Added Reseller/Technology business. TGGD also welcomes Brenda A. Benedet who will give a unique perspective on defining and meeting your career goals. Brenda is a Business Strategy Consultant and professional Coach. As founder of Benedet Performance Group, her firm partners with professionals and organizations with a mission to help them achieve their goals. Brenda frequently delivers seminars and motivational keynotes on a variety of topics including; organizational learning and performance, leadership, sales excellence, career development and work/life balance.
See the Toronto Girl Geek Dinner blog for more details.

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  • Jess S.

    - a good resource for those who need jobs
    - more focused on the "soft" skills of job hunting than I expected
    - would have liked to see time explicitly for the audience to share their own tips, resources, and job leads

    May 15, 2009

  • Carolyn (Care) H.

    I really enjoyed the meetup. It was a great networking experience, but I also found the panel to be very informative and relavant for current and prospective job seekers. I was very happy to participate in the event, and made lots of great connections!

    May 13, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very timely topic and panel format effective.

    May 13, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amazing event! The speakers were informative and very knowledgeable. Questions were answered and after they gave lots of helpful information.

    May 12, 2009

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