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The 15th Annual IEP Conference Skill Building Sessions

Skill Building Day 1: Linked In

“The importance of having a LinkedIn profile in this era”
• An effective LinkedIn Profile
• Listing your skills set to make them relevant to Canadian Employers
• What makes a good LinkedIn profile and a bad one…visual samples
• Key words that are likely to attract employers
• Why a photograph or not…professional vs casual/amateur ones

Skill Building Presenter

Jake Hirsch-Allen
Economic Graph and Higher Ed Learning Solutions Lead
LinkedIn Canada

Jake Hirsch-Allen is currently the Economic Graph and Higher Ed Learning Solutions Lead at LinkedIn Canada. He is a Director on the Board of the Canadian Club, teaches Global Health at McMaster University and is on the Advisory Boards of the Hot Docs Cinema and Code for Canada. Jake founded Lighthouse Labs, Canada's foremost software development bootcamp and Hacking Health.

A former intellectual property and international criminal lawyer, Jake was also Chair of the Technology Committee of the Global Education Platform and clerked at the Supreme Court of Israel.

Skill Building Presenter

Marc Chaaya
Enterprise Relationship Manager

Marc is an Enterprise Relationship Manager from LinkedIn. He works with some of Canada's biggest companies to help support their talent strategies in this new digital age of candidate attraction. Marc has worked for LinkedIn for 2.5 years. Prior to that Marc was at Intel, Oracle, and SAP. Marc is passionate about technology and connecting people. Marc has an extensive international professional experience, working in the Middle east, Europe and North America.

Marc is passionate about the vision LinkedIn has for its individual members, it's customers, the communities in which they operate, and the global workforce. He is excited to be coming to IEP conference to share best practices to help newcomers build their profile on LinkedIn and the importance of having a LinkedIn Profile to help them land their dream job.

Skill Building Presenter

Sean McMillian
Enterprise Account Manager

Sean has over 17 years as a Technology professional working for companies such as Microsoft, and Ingram Micro. In 2007 when he joined Microsoft in a sales and sales leadership role he was the youngest manager at the time. At Salesforce.com Sean worked primarily in the US market building tech solutions for customer in the Boston area.

When it comes to what works in building a professional and business profile Sean is an expert. In his current role at LinkedIn he works in the enterprise space providing consulting services and technology solutions to some of Canada’s biggest companies in the talent acquisition space.

Skill Building Day 1: What makes you memorable

Being Memorable = Opportunities!

Looking for work is a job that takes a lot of effort and time without ever knowing if your attempts are getting noticed. No more losing sleep worrying about your employment future. You can do this, and we will help you!

This session will address the following:
• What you’re doing right now and why it doesn't work
• What employers are saying about your resume and you
• 2018's top five skills employers are looking for
• Five best practices that cannot be ignored and will get you a call

Stop wasting time and let’s accomplish what you came here to do – let’s get to work!

Skill Building Presenter

Chanelle Linton
Youth Employment Coordinator

Chanelle is a Career Development Professional at PCPI for over twelve years, in progressive roles. In her current role as Youth Employment Program Coordinator, She designs and develops, employment related workshops and is one of the key soft-skills trainer and educator of employability skills. Chanelle also has over 10 years of managerial, administration and marketing experience.

She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing & Advertising, and she is certified in Personality Dimensions and Level B Psychological Instruments.

Skill Building Presenter

Sheryll Smith
Employment Marketing Consultant

Sheryll has 10 years in experience developing and facilitating Adult Learning using many methods including; face to face, online and blended approaches. She is an expert in HR solutions and has helped hundreds jobseekers fulfil their career goal while addressing employers’ hiring needs.

Her passion lies in helping people to reach their full potential by sharing her knowledge and by creating a supportive and empowering learning environment for her clients. Sheryll believes in a shared learning experience for both facilitator and learner.