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with Montreal Talent Acquisition Leaders



Finding a new job can be hard, even without a global pandemic to consider. Join Montreal's top leaders in talent acquisition as they discuss job search strategies and provide you with valuable insight on your burning job pursuit questions. Ever wonder what the best practice is for follow-ups post interview or if you should apply for roles you're not 100% qualified for? This panel of experts will explain the industry do's and don'ts to ensure your best success as well as showcase the importance of building your network and using personal branding to propel you forward in your job search journey.


90 min




January 14, 2021

5:00 PM


per person


A participation link will be sent to you 24 hours before the experience.


Talent Acquisition

With over 20 years of experience in talent acquisition, Samantha Bateman has been an outspoken critic of poor hiring practices and the importance of a positive candidate experience. In addition, she’s regularly called out discriminatory hiring practices and is a believer that candidates are also clients and need to be treated as such. Her focus is on HR, Sales & Marketing and Operations roles typically at the leadership level.

Marina Byezhanova is an Entrepreneur, Personal Branding Coach & Global Speaker. With over 15 years' experience in recruitment, career coaching & helping top companies with hiring, Marina recently co-founded her second business called Brand of a Leader, a personal branding agency for leaders, consultants & entrepreneurs.

Patrick McLean is the President of Radar Headhunters and has over 20 years experience in business management and executive recruiting. Since starting in the recruitment business, Patrick has contacted and evaluated over 15,000 potential candidates and successfully placed over 300 middle to senior level executives across all industries.

Dawn Williams is President of Sirius Personnel. Bringing with her over 20 years of sales management experience, she recognizes what it takes to succeed in sales. Dawn has held managerial positions at Allstream, ACC, Xerox Canada, Medisys Health Group and Pitney Bowes, where from 2005-06 she directed a regional team of five sales managers and 43 sales representatives.

Maya Toussaint has over 14 years of recruitment, HR, customer success and employee experience in both Montreal and Toronto and more recently working with startups on employee experience and culture management. Her work with global organizations while working for LinkedIn in Toronto for five years, brings insight in to how companies, from the startup to the international giant, handle growth, employee engagement and recruitment marketing.



When you support YES, you are supporting an organization that helps make lasting change in the lives of over 4,500 individuals in our community every year. You are supporting job readiness, skills training, employment integration, business creation, retention and expansion.

This past year, we helped over 2,355 entrepreneurs launch or grow 501 businesses in Quebec and we helped over 1,500 youth and young adults who were struggling to find employment. With your help, we can continue to create positive change in the lives of so many more in our community.

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