The Toronto Job Seeker & Career Transition Meetup Group is organized by, Sandy Sykora, Sr. Marketing Coordinator and Community Animator at Drake International, a staffing & recruiting firm founded in Canada in 1951.
Like everyone at Drake, I'm really passionate about helping people find the right job. This group provides the opportunity to bring together job seekers and the people who can help them as they search for their next great opportunity.
We all know it - finding a job is tough right now. As the “hidden job market” continues to be a primary source of opportunities, job seekers need to be networking with the business community and one another more than ever. They also need new ideas and strategies for finding opportunities, getting themselves in front of key decision makers, staying positive and proactive, and figuring out how to present their skills and abilities to prospective employers in the most effective way.
This Meetup is for those who would like to join forces with other job seekers, share stories, exchange ideas, and get feedback from professional recruiters and consultants on what may or may not be good strategies in their job search.
The intention is for the group to meet once a month in the downtown Toronto area. If there is interest, we can meet more frequently.
At meetings, job seekers will:
• Learn from resume specialists about how their CV can be improved
• Practice interview skills through demonstrations and role-plays
• Get advice from professional recruiters and consultants
• Set goals and keep each other accountable
The best part? Thanks to a generous donation from Drake International, all of this is available to job seekers for free!
Who Should Join?
Anyone who is looking for a job, interested in transitioning into a new career, or just wants to keep their skills sharp is more than welcome to join this group! We'd also love to have people interested in helping job seekers come out to events - the more, the merrier!
Membership is open to everyone
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I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers