Career Night for Product Managers

  • 25 Apr 2017
  • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
  • TBD - Will confirm closer to event

Registration

  • Executives of TPMA

Join us this month to jump-start your career in Product Management. Hear from a recruitment expert and longtime Product Manager from Grossman Dorland as well as the Head of Product at hot Toronto Startup, Wattpad. Whether you are just starting your career or and experienced product manager looking to figure out where to go next, join us to network, discuss and learn. This session will focus on two key areas:

How do I land the job I want? - focus on how to present skills, background effectively to get the interview and land the job. What do recruiters and hiring managers look for especially with a product manager? Resume, LinkedIn, interviewing advice etc.

What can a career path look like in product management and how do I keep moving forward? - Looking for advice on paths to progressive seniority. Should I focus on internal growth, when should I look outside, what skills capabilities should I focus on to keep honing the PM craft and moving up in leadership?

Tarun Sachdeva is the Head of Emerging Products at Wattpad, the world's largest community for reading and sharing stories.

He has spent his entire career in the mobile industry, helping develop and launch products for Blackberry, Rogers and Tira Wireless. Tarun holds a bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

You can find him on Twitter as @bombayhustle.


Bruce Dorland is Managing Director Grossman Dorland Recruiting. He has lived technology and software for years. After starting his career in professional services at Arthur Anderson Business Consulting, he moved on to Brightspark, a leading VC and incubator, where he led Product Management for software startups in the ecommerce and mobile application spaces. Tucows is where he led Product Management for SaaS Messaging Services.

His products were used by over 3 million users globally at large Service Providers & Enterprises including Virgin, Comcast, and Hughes Network Systems. Bruce co-founded gdR to bring a new level of tech industry insight and professionalism to recruiting.

Bruce holds his Honours Bachelor in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, has received his Pragmatic Marketing product management certification and is certified in Rapid Application Development.



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