WIMDI Speaker Series - Get That Job!

May 3, 2018 · Vancouver, Canada

This May, WIMDI is putting on yet another awesome career extravaganza! This event is focused on all the skills you need to get a job, but compressed into one all-encompassing evening.

Welcome to Talk 5 of 12 - Get That Job!

Every one of us has experienced the stress and uncertainty of a job hunt. There are a million variables that go into successfully landing your next big leap, and getting them right can feel exhausting.

Well, be exhausted no more! WIMDI is bringing you hot tips that will make it all easier. This event will give you the tools you need to land your dream job. We've got two awesome talks:

5:30pm - Resume Hackathon: Communicating the Right Stories on Your Resume
Speaker: Kristin Vandegriend, Founder of Career Story

A strategic resume clearly showcases your accomplishments, experience, and achievements. The problem is that we often ignore or forget some of our best stories of success, rendering our resume ineffective in marketing our value. In this interactive, fast-paced workshop, you will:

- Hear what hiring managers look for in resumes
- Mindmap accomplishments and achievements throughout your career
- Brainstorm stories of success through powerful reflection questions
- Gain clarity on how to articulate your unique skills and strengths

This fast-paced session will help you create a better content strategy for your resume, ultimately improving your ability to communicate your value to future employers.

7:00pm - Accepting Feedback with Grace
Speaker: Nicole Davidson, Founder of Beacon HR

This talk will cover the fundamental skills behind informational interviewing, a must-have but under-utilized piece of the job hunting puzzle. We'll cover the four pillars of successful interviewing:
- Curiosity
- Self awareness (or knowledge)
- Learning to love rejection (that's right, I said love)
- Relationship building

The goal of this talk is to give you the skills to effectively build in-person relationships that support your current job search and future career.

Event Logistics & Timeline
5:00 pm - Doors open. Mingling, socializing, and snacks
5:30 pm - Talk 1
6:30 pm - 30 minute break
7:00 pm - Talk 2
8:00 pm - Additional mingling and socializing
8:30 pm - Event ends

Light food will be provided, so we've got your back if you don't manage to get dinner beforehand. The official start time is 5:30pm, but feel free to come and go for the talks that interest you. Each talk is approximately one hour, including time for questions. We'll have 30-minute breaks in between talks, and additional networking time at the start and end of the night.

About the Speakers

Kristin Vandegriend, Founder of Career Story

Kristin Vandegriend is the founder of Career Story, a career management company located in Burnaby. Through her company, she coaches and supports professionals to take control of their careers and communicate their value in the workplace and in job search.

Nicole Davidson, Founder of Beacon HR

Nicole is the Founder and CEO of Beacon HR. She's not your neighbourhood HR lady. She's an entrepreneur at heart, disruptive by nature, and out to do HR in an authentic and revolutionary way. Nicole's foundational skills are in Talent Acquisition, (#HRLingo for recruiting, selecting, and retaining a company's people). She has a BA with a Psychology Major from UBC and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR.) Nicole loves to geek out on the job searching skills no one ever taught us, and is an exceptional parallel parker.

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  • Vancouver Women in Male-Dominated Industries

    This is a networking and career resource group for women in male-dominated industries (eg: mining, finance, tech, engineering, construction, politics, etc.). WIMDI hosts a monthly speaker series focused on actionable advice that will help you achieve your career goals. We also meet once a month for coffee/tea to chat, commiserate, strategize, and cheer each other on. It's a great way to connect with women facing your issues when they are few and far between in your work life.I hope to see you at one of our

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