Events for September 15 – September 1 – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

De-mything “soft skills” (Host: NWT)

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McKinsey & Company’s global survey on reskilling reported that the proportion of companies addressing empathy and interpersonal skills doubled in 2020, while Deloitte predicts that soft skill-intensive occupations will account for two-thirds of all jobs by 2030. Yet soft skills have been undervalued or overlooked, and are still surrounded by myths such as: they are inherent and cannot be learned; they are secondary skills or non-essential; they only matter in customer service or client-facing positions; they are more commonly present in extraverts or certain groups of people; and they are equitable to language and communication skills. So what is the truth behind these myths- how important are “soft skills” and what are we willing to invest in developing them? Join leaders as they share their personal and organizational experiences and learnings to shed light on and de-myth soft skills, and provide advice and guidance to organizations and job seekers looking to develop these highly relevant and transferable skills to be successful in the job market: Jennifer Phillips, Executive Director, Northwest Territories Chamber of Commerce Dr. Kerry Lynn Durnford, Program Head, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Post-BSN, Aurora College Jill Haigh, Human Resources Partner, Manulife Financial Introduced by Luke […]

Building Your Social Media Content Plan

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Power Lunch is back, and going virtual! You’re invited to join us as we serve up our Power Lunch featuring workshops from selected members to deliver expertise you can use to grow your business. Our Power Lunch leaders will walk you through information on a range of business topics, offer key takeaways, and answer your questions. Power Lunch will be held once monthly from October 2021 through March 2022, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m, delivered virtually. As this year’s sessions are free for participants, we ask that you keep your registration to no more than two sessions, to allow for a larger diversity of attendees. About this Webinar Ingrid’s easy-to-use social media content planning system will guide you on how to create content pillars to keep you organized and focused, map out your social media posts and schedule them so you don’t have to keep worrying about what you’ll post next. In this session you will: Determine the best times to post on your business’ social media accounts Divide your social media content into 4 to 7 content pillars (themes) List social media post ideas that fall under each content pillar Plan a monthly social media content calendar Schedule […]

Building Spaces for Women in Tech to Grow and Thrive

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VanHack brings together HR industry expert, industry partners, and community leaders to share practical advice, insight and real-world experiences into how tech companies can build sustainable, vibrant environments for women on their teams to grow and thrive. The conversation will cover: 2022 Hiring & Retention Trends Impacting Women in Tech & Best Practices Driving Retention Introducing Mentorship and Professional Development programs to Grow & Nurture WiT The Value of Professional Communities and Networks for Tech-enabled Women

WTWT Virtual Pitch Competition 2022

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Volta’s Women Taking over the World with Tech (WTWT) Pitch Competition is a chance for founders identifying as women within the Atlantic Canadian tech ecosystem, to practice their three minute pitch and vie for a $500 Visa Gift Card. This event provides an opportunity for women entrepreneurs to practice their pitch and receive feedback from a panel of industry experts. The judging panel is comprised of experienced entrepreneurs, potential investors and community leaders. Judging will be based on the pitch, not the business, and will focus on presentation quality and content. Apply to Pitch: Should you be interested pitching, apply here by Sunday, March 13, 2022.

Tech Wednesdays with NPower Canada

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More than 80% of NPower Canada alumni secure employment or enroll in higher education within 6 months of graduating, with 30-40% already placed into jobs upon completing training. Graduates launch digital careers in roles such as Help Desk Agent, Data Analyst, QA / Tester and Business Systems Analyst with companies like TELUS, Accenture and CIBC. NPower Canada is a registered charity launching underserved young adults ages 17-30 into meaningful digital careers. NPower Canada's virtually delivered programs provide youth with 15 weeks of no-cost, part-time tech skills training, including industry certifications, complemented by employability skills coaching and wraparound supports (including bus pass, interview clothing and laptops/WiFi based on financial need). Program participants are also connected directly with employers, job retention supports and five years of alumni services including continued education and mentorship. Youth do not need any prior background in tech to apply. They must have completed their high school, Dogwood or GED, and be eligible to work in Canada. NPower Canada prioritizes serving lower-income, un/underemployed youth who are female-identified, IBPOC, 2SLGBTQ+, newcomers and youth with disabilities. Join us to learn more and apply early to avoid waitlist for the upcoming start date: https://npowercanada.ca/youth/

Resume Tips and Reviews with IBM

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Tips for creating the best resume with a chance to have your personal resume reviewed by an expert from IBM We are bringing back Andrea Murray, New Grad Talent Acquisition Partner for Early Professionals at IBM, by popular demand! In this Discovery Session Andrea will guide the DeepSense community through preparing your resume as you move forward in your career. We will be diving deeper into what it takes to build a resume that will stand out by reviewing your resumes! We are looking for students to submit their resumes to be reviewed. Please note that submitted resumes will be shared during the session, so ensure the resume is scrubbed of personal details (eg. Name and contact info), the important details that should be kept include your experience, education, objective statement, skills, certifications, etc. If you are interested in submitting your resume for review, please email it to info@deepsense.ca by Monday, March 28th at 12pmAST. There is no guarantee that your resume will be used in the session. Who should attend: Students looking for their first job after graduation Students in the middle of their degree applying for internships and co-ops Those interested in a refresher of what to do […]

What is SEO and why should you care how people search? with Callum Pinkney

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7:00 - Room opens 7:15 - Presentation: What is SEO, and why should you care about how people search? Event Details: To truly win at Search Engine Optimization, a business should understand two things: what their target audience is truly searching for and what they want from the relationship, and what Google understands about search queries across the internet. This presentation is going to break down what is happening when someone searches, and also how Google figures out if you are worth ranking. The presentation will also touch on a few things you can do yourself to improve your relationship with Google, and why just dropping keywords everywhere onto a page is a disservice to your customers. Bio: Callum owns and runs a marketing company helping professional service companies strategize their marketing goals and execute on bringing trackable ROI to the table. Pilot Solutions offers marketing strategy and execution, website development, branding, SEO, and PPC Ads. 8:00 - Happiness Bar Share your screen to get help, feedback, learn something new, or help a buddy out. Chat and get to know fellow WordPress bloggers, designers, and developers. Those who register for the event on Meetup.com will receive Gather.Town meeting link/password (no […]

Women in Tech Hiring Fair April 2022

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Join us at our popular speed-interviewing event designed to feature our talented women tech talent. You'll talk to 120+ pre-vetted candidates with diverse backgrounds and skills, who have 4+ years of experience and verified English language skills. Register today and start building your diverse tech team. Companies looking to hire can speed interview candidates with the following skills: JavaScript Ruby on Rails Mobile QA Python Java Why Work With Us Hire Fast - Fill multiple roles from a single event and cut down your hiring lead times We’ll Do the Hard Work - We pre-screen and pre-vet every candidate you talk to Meet Your Hiring Needs - Every hiring event has a specialty focus - such as specific developer skills, women in tech, diversity

True North Free Trade Forum 2022

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The Ontario Government, in partnership with Canadian provinces and territories, is proud to host the True North Free Trade Forum, a unique virtual opportunity where companies and attendees will exchange ideas and explore new business opportunities in interprovincial trade. Aimed at strengthening business ties across Canada to support economic recovery, the virtual True North Free Trade Forum 2022 will look at the challenges and opportunities presented by COVID-19, as well as how increasing pan-Canadian trade could add up to $84 billion to Canada’s GDP.

Thriving in Today’s Digital-First World

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Join us for IDC Directions 2022 Canada to explore the most relevant topics in the Canadian technology and business space, and gain access to actionable guidance from IDC's brightest minds to help you thrive in a digital-first Canada with trust, scale, and impact. How will the Canadian IT industry transform and innovate, while also continuing to deliver on the growing demands from consumers and end-users? Entire industries are now looking to intelligently leverage more technology, data, and cloud capabilities to drive operational efficiencies across their organizations. In fact, more than 60% of IT executives in Canada indicated that they are now expecting technology spending to increase in the next few years, showing signs of improvement in the technology sector and the economy post-COVID-19.