Odgers Berndtson recently took part in an HR Recruiters’ panel hosted by the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. The panel was part of the all-day Rotman Career Bootcamp for current and incoming EMBA students. About 100 students were in attendance for a day that touched upon important career advancement topics such as resume best practices, a candidate’s digital presence and hiring trends.

The diverse panel, made up of HR and recruitment professionals from various industries, included: Mrinalini Menon, Manager, Talent Sourcing Program from Royal Bank of Canada; Jonathan Wong, Group Manager, Customer Capabilities from GlaxoSmithKline; and our very own Shannon Cooper, Senior Consultant from Odgers Berndtson. The panel was moderated by Rocca Morra Hodge, Director, Career Services and EMBA Programs from the Rotman School of Management’s EMBA Programs.

The panel touched upon many issues including the importance of:

  1. Having a resume and or online profile that demonstrates transferable skills and quantitative outputs focusing on revenue growth, completed projects and people management.
  2. Discussing compensation up front when involved in a job search.
  3. Targeted networking for students aiming to transition their career paths through higher education.
  4. Taking a multi-pronged approach in today’s job market through consistent networking and focusing on the delivery of past quantitative results is important when meeting with HR and recruitment professionals.

The panel at the Rotman Career Bootcamp from left to right: Jonathan Wong, Mrinalini Menon, Shannon Cooper and Rocca Morra Hodge

The panel at the Rotman Career Bootcamp from left to right: Jonathan Wong, Mrinalini Menon, Shannon Cooper and Rocca Morra Hodge

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