Meetup #17 – Take Charge Of Your Career

Another strong turnout for Silicon Halton’s Meetup #17 at the e-Spot in Oakville - where Martin Buckland, founder of Elite Resumes shared a lot of ideas on how you can: 

Take Charge of Your Career!

Meetup-17-espot-calendar-300x223Martin is renowned for offering the latest résumé advice, career coaching, and online and in-person networking tips. As a résumé consultant for 17 years, Martin maintains that résumés need to be much more accomplishment-based, because employers want to know what you can do for them.  At Silicon Halton Meetup #17, he discussed:1.  How often you should be engaged in face-to-face networking while searching for a job. 2.  How to use social networks to enhance your job search or find freelance gigs. 3.  Why you should be networking even when gainfully employed. 4.  Why you need to become a subject-matter expert, and how to exploit this capability. 5.  How to bypass HR and market yourself to decision-makers. 6.  Why you still need an elevator speech

About Martin Buckland

martin-bucklandMartin Buckland is an expert at resume writing, personal branding and career advancement. He holds multiple certifications, including:  Certified Personal Branding Strategist; Certified Professional Résumé Writer; Certified Employment Interview Professional; Certified International Job & Career Transition Coach, and Certified Job Search Trainer Martin is the résumé expert for several organizations, including Monster and Netshare. He is also the sole Canadian facilitator for ExecuNet. Martin consults with clients from around the world, helping them in career transition. Some interesting clients have included the brother of the Sultan of Oman, provincial and federal government ministers, CEO’s of Canada’s largest financial institutions, and a former nun who after 29 years decided to leave the ministry and is now a successful business woman.

We also had another great Speed Networking session

Three times a year, we run speed networking sessions at our meetups.  This is a great opportunity for attendees to  fine tune their one munute unique value propositions and share with the rest of the group.  Hopefully you made some good connections.

Thanks to the e-spot!

Thanks to Grace Attard, owner of the e-Spot for their hospitality.  If you need a location to host clients, seminars, or meetings - check them out.  They're centrally located in Oaville - near Trafalgar and the QEW.

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