Career Workshop: Getting Past the Interview
Completing your resume is one thing but getting past the interview is a whole other ball game. When you're interviewing for a job, you know you need to sell the hiring manager on why your background, skills and industry experience are a match for the position. But there's one crucial piece of the puzzle that you shouldn't overlook: Is your personality right for the job? Join us on October 19th to find out what are the top qualities employers are looking for they're hiring. We’ll share what important skills you’ll want to highlight during an interview and give employers an idea of who you are and how well you’ll fit in the team.
Schedule of Events:
5:45PM - 6PM Registration
6PM - 6:15PM Introductions
6:15PM - 6:35PM Interview Skills (Do’s & Don’ts) - Smart Mint
6:35PM - 6:55PM Top 10 Interview Mistakes - Schulich
6:55PM - 7:20PM 5 Tips to Succeeding From The Very First Day - PowerHub
7:20PM - 7:40PM Getting Experience When You Have No Experience - MPower
7:40PM - 8PM Reach Your Potential - Focus Inspired
8PM - 9PM Networking
James Pagonis - Director at PowerHub http://www.powerhub.com/
A recognized leader and experience solar energy expert James has worked on hundreds of solar projects across the planet. He developed, constructed and operated some of the first and largest solar projects in Ontario.
James has also developed locally and internationally, managing projects across diverse languages and cultures.
Has been the chair of several Industry working groups and was part of the industry team that helped to define the FIT program and REA process in Ontario. Now, James is developing software products for the renewable energy industry. He is one of the early drivers behind the design, development and launch of PowerHub.
Julie Guerin - Director Operations, MPOWER Energy Solutions www.mpowersolutions.ca
As a founding employee, Julie plays a significant role in commercializing the Tesla Powerwall in Canada, expanding the business and developing the customer experience process. Julie also leads MPOWER’s relationships with service providers in Canada and is also responsible evaluating project developments and installations. Julie’s previous experience was in home Solar with NRG and currently serves as Co-Chair of the ELSE National Board of Directors.
Kathrin Bohr - Industry Advisor, CSR & Sustainability at Schulich School of Business http://schulich.yorku.ca/
Kathrin Bohr serves as an industry advisor at Schulich School of Business. Ms.Bohr brings over 15 years of experience in sustainability and Stakeholder Research Associates (CRA). Ms.Bohr has managed global corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs for notable companies worldwide to assist them with strategy development, implementation and communication.
Luki Danukarjanto - Founder/Chief Catalyst Officer, Focus Inspired www.focusinspired.com
Luki Danukarjan serves as the Chief Career Catalyst for FOCUS.inspired, a career catalyst service provider through across varied experiences, roles and industries. Prior, Mr.Danukarjanto was a Sr. Manager with Deloitte, and a leader for Deloitte Canada’s undergrad campus recruiting program along with various other Talent initiatives.
Robyn Cross - Managing Director, Smart Mint http://www.smartmint.ca/
Robyn Cross serves as the Managing Director with Smart Mint Search Inc., a boutique recruitment agency that specializes in the sustainable, renewable, and green industries. Ms.Cross has 8 years of success overall within the recruitment industry, and is an expert at filling all levels of positions within renewable and sustainable companies.
*Snacks included in ticket price, with a cash bar available
Tickets at the door are available $20, so get your early bird ticket today!