To proactively support Younger Geospatial Professionals in your geographic region and encourage them to join professional organizations you might consider hosting a Geospatial Career Seminar or webinar.
I was speaking with Jon Murphy the founder of GoGeomatics Canada today about how we could work together to advance our mutual interests in the younger generations of geospatial students and professionals. We have a couple of ideas that we are going to work on, but one area that is ready to go is the idea of career coaching, resume building and Geospatial Career Seminars.
Jon has been offering these services across Canada since 2011, completing over 25 seminars for national organizations, government agencies, local geospatial groups, plus colleges and universities. He provides one-on-one career coaching, advice on resume and cover letter writing and how to complete a successful job interview.
As a professional organization hosting a Geospatial Career Seminar and making it open to existing members as well as potential candidates would serve two valuable purposes.
Jonathan Murphy, Managing Director of GoGeomatics Canada, is an experienced geomatics career coach. He shares his valued tips and insights on the geospatial job market as well as best strategies for finding not just a job, but a dream job. He is an expert geomatics professional with close to 20 years of experience. Jon’s career has taken him from the oil fields of Alberta to projects with the United Nations in Switzerland.
Generally the seminars are half-day affairs with small to medium sized groups of 10-40 participants. Topics can include:
What is a geospatial resume?
Specialty cover letters for GIS & remote sensing
Professional associations – should you join one?
Specialized GIS & Geospatial niche job hunting strategies
Salaries & remuneration
How to handle recruiters
Your LinkedIn profile
The fundamentals of successful networking
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