Workshop – Insights and Advice from Employers on Job Search

Insights and Advice from Employers on Job Search

Are you an internationally trained accounting or finance professional, looking for career opportunities in the government or banking industry? Do you know how to produce a standout resume that leads to an interview and what it takes to be successful in the interview? For insights from employers, please join us on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at CPAC Conference Hall with Deborah Danis, Director of Toronto North Tax Services Office, Canada Revenue Agency and Adrian Cheung, Director, Multicultural Markets for BMO Bank of Montreal Greater Toronto Division.

Session I: What is an Effective Resume from the Perspective of Employers?

Deborah Danis                                                                  2:00 – 3:30 pm

The résumé is typically the first item that a potential employer encounters when considering a candidate for a position. It is critical in highlighting a potential employee’s competencies, strengths and suitability for a position. Typically used to screen applicants, a good résumé will ensure an interview and possibly lead not only to a position, but set the foundation for a rewarding career.

Deborah Danis will provide an overview of effective résumé writing, including:

  • What prospective employers are looking for;
  • The purpose of a résumé in your job-search;
  • How to prepare to write your résumé;
  • Identifying and marketing your strengths; and
  • Résumé styles and content.


Whether you have prepared a résumé or are simply in the process of developing one, this session will provide fresh insights and an improved understanding of how to write an excellent résumé from the perspective of an employer. Over the course of her thirty-two year career in the Canada Revenue Agency, Deborah has held a broad range of managerial positions, including Director of Toronto East Tax Services Office (TSO), and Director of Human Resources of the Southern Ontario Region. In April 2009, Ms. Danis was named Director of the Toronto North TSO. She leads a staff of approximately 1,200 tax professionals servicing a diverse base of 1.5 million people.

Session II: Soft Skills and the Behaviour Focused Interview

Adrian Cheung                                                  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Today, Behaviour Focused Interview (BFI) is the most commonly used interviewing technique in North America. Corporate recruiters spend substantial effort and time learning to ask questions based on the BFI method. This session will touch on the introductory concept for Soft Skills and Behaviour Focused Interview, its key components, and aspects of controlling the interview, in particular, how you should prepare yourselves to be successful in the interview.

Adrian Cheung is a veteran banker with extensive work experience in Canada in various leadership roles. As Director, Multicultural Markets for BMO Bank of Montreal Greater Toronto Division, Adrian is accountable to develop, implement and manage short and long term multicultural and newcomers to Canada market strategies.


Date: Saturday, January 19, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Venue: CPAC Conference Hall, 4150 Finch Ave. East, Toronto

To register, please email to  (Please include  a copy of your resume for future employment referral by CPAC.)