Geospatial Career Seminar Service

GoGeomatics seminars designed for new and mid level professionals who want to advance their career. Our first career seminar was presented in 2011 and since then over 25 seminars have been successfully given to the geospatial community across Canada.

GoGeomatics hosted seminars

Jonathan Murphy

Jonathan Murphy

Our seminars are crafted for local GoGeomatics groups. Participants are charged a fee for attending.  You will find these listed periodically on our website when we have enough sign ups to warrant putting a seminar together for the community.

Would your students benefit from a career seminar?

Forward-thinking universities and colleges bring GoGeomatics in to help graduating students. Attending students have less anxiety and achieve more success if taught the some basic and advanced strategies for finding work. Many institutions offer a career fair or jobs expo for graduating students and this is a perfect opportunity to invite GoGeomatics founder Jonathan Murphy, who has worked with many companies and levels of government hiring geospatial professional. These presentations focus on geospatial resumes,  cover letter strategies and preparation for interviews.

Brittney Bourdages one of our most recent participants at a seminar in Ottawa had this to say on how it helped her:

“Yes,  it really helped me understand how to properly interpret a geospatial job posting and use key words to my advantage when writing my cover letters and provided some insight into how recruiters think and what they’re looking for. By stressing the importance of networking as part of the job application process, it also helped me to better allocate my time and actively reach out to contacts for potential opportunities.”

Conference and Association hosted seminars

Conferences and symposium are an ideal venue to offer our half-day seminar during or before events. Our workshop enhances the appeal of many geospatial related events and provides an extra membership benefit. The seminar is tailored to suit the organizer’s wishes.  Please contact us for more information on this option.

The Career Seminar

Since our founding in 2011, GoGeomatics has provided training seminars and workshops on career development for geospatial professionals and new graduates. This training has been offered through group seminars in libraries, universities, and colleges around Canada. We also offer individual career coaching and a resume and cover letter writing service.

Jonathan Murphy, Managing Director of GoGeomatics Canada, is Canada’s 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 geosptial resume?
  • Specialty cover letters for GIS & remote sensing
  • Professional associations – should you join one?
  • Specialized GIS & Geospatial niche job hunting strategies
  • Portfolios
  • Salaries & remuneration
  • How to handle recruiters
  • Your LinkedIn profile
  • Career strategies
  • The interview
  • Industry trends
  • The fundamentals of successful networking

Use our contact form at the bottom of the page to inquire about our next seminar.