Meetup #83: What Large Tech Companies Look For In Candidates Today - Panel Q&A

Sept 13, 2016 | 7pm - 9:30pm | MEVIC, Milton


Eventbrite - Meetup #83: What Large Tech Companies Look for in Candidates Today - Panel Q&A

We’ve invited a panel of Senior HR Managers from large Halton Region tech companies to help you learn about the employer side of HR. The format is a Q&A interactive style panel, moderated by Bob Nagar and Rick Stomphorst.

People change jobs every 3 years (approx), translating into 400+ Silicon Halton members who may change jobs this year.

This Q&A panel presents you with an opportunity to learn what employers look for and how to be prepared to succeed in getting a job. What do you wish the employer would ask you during an interview? Vise versa, do you know which questions company’s wish you would ask and not ask?

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All the panelists are in hiring mode. There will be an opportunity before and after the Q&A to meet with participating companies. Bring your resume!

mouseSURVEY: Can't Attend But Want To Be Heard?

If you're unable to attend but still wish to provide input, we want to hear from you!  The 5-question survey is online here (closed).

Pressed for time? Take the abbreviated 2-question multiple-choice survey here (closed).




About the Panelists

cindy-callistoCindy Zabek, Human Resources Director at Callisto Integration

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Headquartered in Oakvllle, Callisto is a global leader in manufacturing consulting and systems integration. Callisto designs, develops and implements a comprehensive suite of plant solutions, from shop floor controls, thru MES and ERP integration. Working with some of the worlds largest manufacturing companies, Callisto employees have the opportunity to support innovative solutions in multiple industries around the world.

AngelaMcAngela McNaughton, Sr. Human Resources Manager at L-3 Wescam

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Located in Burlington, L-3 WESCAM’s advanced Electro-Optic / Infrared (EO IR), laser imaging and targeting sensor systems provide unparalleled image stability and long-range detection capability to Defense/Military, Homeland Security and Airborne law enforcement agencies worldwide. 

davidl3David Mann, Recruitment Manager at L-3 Wescam

Career page | | LinkedIn

L3-Wescan is recognized as a top employer in the Halton / Hamilton / Niagara region by Canada's Top 100 Employers. We provide a great sense of community and a place to belong for all of our employees. We have very low turnover and people are lining up at the door to get into this awesome company!

lindy-geotabLindy Theron, Vice President Human Resources at GEOTAB

Career Page | @GEOTAB |

Headquartered in Oakville, Geotab is a leading global provider of end-to-end telematics technology gathering more than 600 million data points/day by Geotab devices which help businesses of all sizes better manage their drivers and vehicles. Geotab has offices around the world. 

bnagarBob Nagar, Leadership and Personal Development coach, and Organizational Development Consultant (Moderator)


Bob is a Leadership and Personal Development coach and Organizational Development Consultant. He built his career and facilitative leadership skills over nearly 25 years as an executive with start-up information technology companies in North America. These companies grew to a healthy size with very large cultural diversity represented in their employees.

Bob has a Masters in Adult Education from the University of Toronto in a program focused on workplace, learning and change. Bob is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Stomphorst Avatar 2014Rick Stomphorst, President of SearchVelocity and Co-Founder of Silicon Halton (Moderator)

LinkedIn | @StompR | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rick is President of, providing recruitment services to technology companies, start-ups and recruitment firms to identify and acquire high-value tech staff for their complex staffing requirements. 


Join The Discussion Online 


On LinkedIn Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre/post meetup converstion with the other attendees or interested members, in our members-only Linkedin group. Help make this meetup relevant to you. Post your questions now!



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