Get Hired: Proactive Approach to Job Hunting

Saturday January 06, 2018 - 9:45am


Location: Courtyard by Marriott- 65 Minthorn Blvd., Thornhill, Ontario



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With the very tight job market in Canada at the present time, the traditional method of responding to ads isn't nearly as effective as it once was. For many recent graduates and newcomers to Canada, the traditional method is nearly totally ineffective.

In this presentation, Rick Vender will cover a different but effective proactive methodology of finding the position you want. He will discuss a number of key strategies that will help make you successful which include:

  • Marketing Yourself
  • Networking
  • LinkedIn
  • Resume and Cover letter preparation
  • Personal preparation and interviewing techniques


Rick Vender, P.Eng., BASc, is a post career mechanical engineer who worked for most of his career in the Voltage Electrical Industry as a product design and application engineer, project engineer, project manager and departmental staff manager. He has had a number of progressive positions in his career and as a manager, has hired many engineers and other technical staff. Much of what he discusses is based on personal experience.

Rick is currently the Program Director of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) York Chapter.  A volunteer position, he produces a large number of events each year with the main focus of helping members evolve into better engineers. Being a successful engineer isn't just about Engineering. Through his work with PEO York Chapter several years ago, members started asking him for help with job hunting which with Rick's guidance, turned into successful results. His strategies have proven to work after having been applied by his numerous mentees. Check out his LinkedIn profile for recommendations from those mentees.


Join us for this informative event jointly organized by the Program and Mentorship & EIT Committees of PEO York Chapter.


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