Doug Tetzner is the Head of Talent Acquisition at Shopify – an Ottawa company creating user-friendly ecommerce platforms. Doug is always on the lookout for future Shopifytes, so if you want to work at Shopify, Doug’s your guy!
Doug has interviewed more than 1500 people over the span of his career. He has a knack for finding talented people and figuring out if they’ll be a good fit within a company. He can always tell if you are on “broadcast mode” in an interview, or if you’re being your true self.
Doug has a passion for technology– especially software. This year, frustrated with the sub-par software available for recruiters, Doug took it upon himself to begin building an awesome job-applicant-tracking system. He now uses this system every day at Shopify.
Doug was the youngest Partner at Odgers Berndtson from 2004-2012, and is now the 10th oldest of 150 employees at Shopify – a badge he wears with pride!
He has been married for 10 years to a hot French-Canadian kindergarten teacher, and has 2 super awesome kids.
The son of Scottish Immigrants, Doug is originally from Collingwood, Ontario. He loves change (but seeks out routine), hates boiler-plate job postings, and never plays the lottery.
The first job out of University can be seen as the most important one as it sets the direction of your career for years to come. Before you are even faced with the life changing decision of what company to join you will need to jump a bunch of hurdles to stand out from the crowd and be selected.
Having been on the hiring side of the application process reading thousands of CV’s and interviewing hundreds of software developers, Doug will share his thoughts and advice on how to approach getting an awesome job and make the process less intimidating and nerve-wracking along the way.