How did you get experience to become a tech recruiter? No internships required.

James didn't have the typical internships that most students do, but more through real-world experiences. Balancing his time studying and working in fast food restaurants to pay the bills, James shares how he was able to get experience in unconventional ways. He reveals how he built his expertise and network, proving that success in the tech world doesn't follow a one-size-fits-all path. 

Class Description

In his informative talk, James, an experienced tech recruiter, delves into the dynamic world of AI-driven job searching. He introduces the versatility of ChatGPT, demonstrating how you can use it to stand out in resume building, interview preparation, and more. James emphasizes the importance of tailoring resumes for each job, meticulous company research, and data-backed salary negotiations.

He guides you on building a robust online career brand through platforms like LinkedIn, portfolios, and community engagement. James's talk will give you actionable takeaways to stand out from your peers in the job search with AI & technology, and also find ways to know exactly how much you should be getting paid. 

About

James is a Talent Acquisition Leader with 10 years of experience. He leads the hiring and management of top-notch tech and innovation talent for OMERS, one of Canada's largest pension plans. James also oversees the diversity, inclusion, and employer branding efforts for his division. Previously, he helped to grow the Shopify Data team and was part of the initiative to hire 2021 Engineers in 2021, hiring across multiple locations and functions. James has also implemented recruitment best practices, process improvement and gained corporate partnerships in his roles.

Skills
Data Analytics
Data-driven Decision Making
Strategic Planning
Business Strategy
Leadership
Technical Recruiting
Education
Wilfred Laurier University
Experience
Head of Recruitment
CORE - Centre of Resource Excellence
Senior Recruiter
Shopify
Talent Acquisition Manager
Shopify
Co-Organizer
TalentTO
Manager, Talent Acquisition - Technology & Pensions
OMERS