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Pre-recorded Career Webinar for Engineers – ask anything format

Watch this pre-recorded webinar where HR expert, Anja Muecher, and I answered engineering career questions.

Webinar was recorded on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Some audience questions discussed in this video:

Q: Will getting a Ph.D. for a P.Eng. open or limit career opportunities?

Q:  If i don't have local experience, is it wiser to look for smaller or  bigger companies like the international ones that operate outside of Canada?

Q: I have been working as an engineer for a big company for about 5 years. How do I ask for a promotion to a senior engineering position?

Q: How can I facilitate getting my P.Eng. working in small company?

Q: In the computer field, does a degree or P.Eng. matter?

Q: with so many people out of work, one vacancy has hundreds of applicants. How do you process the application and how one can overcome the hurdle, that is, the applicant's resume get on top over the others?

Q: In my current role, I am under a non-compete that does not allow me to leave to work for a competitor for 1 year. How enforceable is this condition, and how risky would it be to accept a role with a competitor?

Q: Do HR departments use software to screen out key words to hire applicants? If one is to write a resume very relevant to the job description as advertised using the same key words, is this advisable?

HR Expert

Anja Muecher, HR professionalAnja Muecher started her career in 2006 when she worked in the HR department of  The Boston Consulting Group in Sweeden.  In 2007 she returned to Germany to work as a recruiter and held a variety of position managing and finding talent all over the world. 

In 2009, she managed the full HR cycle for Avery Dennison as an HR Generalist. She supported the teams in employment law as well as collective bargaining agreements and personnel related issues. She was involved in trans-European employee transfers and successfully rolled out and implemented various Global HR strategies and projects such as a New Hire Onboarding Process or an Employee Referral Program mainly driven from the U.S. 

Anja was born in Munich, Germany but moved to Ontario, Canada in 2015 where she lives with her husband and her 2 children.

Your Host

Gavin Simone - engineering education creatorGavin Simone, P.Eng. runs Practice PPE Exams where he has helped nearly 4,000 aspiring engineers overcome licensing hurdles in Canada.  He has hired over of dozen consultant for this company and shared his thoughts on how a few applicants caught his attention.


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  1. Gavin Simone on November 9, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Thank you to Anja for your expertise and answering all of those questions.
    I hope to see everyone at a webinar in the near future.

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