Archive 2Q-2016

Main Meeting Presentation Archive – 2Q2016


Here are older presentations from April through June of 2016.


Round Rock Chamber Community Development Agenda

Presentation Date: June 28, 2016
Presenter: Monica Maher
Presenter Website: Round Rock Chamber
Presentation Material: Round Rock Chamber Community Development Agenda
Description: This week Monica Maher, Vice-President of Community Enhancement at the Round Rock Chamber, will discuss the role Community Enhancement plays in the Chambers Eight Pillars of Economic Generation released in 2015.

In 2016 the Chamber launched four Councils dedicated to the pillars that fall within the Community Enhancement area – Business Climate, Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure & Talent Development. The councils are tasked with assisting the Chamber in evaluating each area and making recommendations on how to improve each of them to attract new businesses to bring in jobs and boost the local economy.

Hire Aspirations: Job Search Basics from an HR Viewpoint

Presentation Date: June 21, 2016

Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: Hire Aspirations
Description: This week Linda Aleman, a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources with extensive hiring experience, returns to talk about the job search process from a Human Resource perspective. Learn why HR behaves in the frustrating ways they do, and what you can do to make the process easier and less frustrating for yourself and the HR people you need to work with.

Texas Employment Law 101

Presentation Date: June 14, 2016
Presenter: Kell Simon
Presenter Website: Kell Simon Law
Presentation Material: N/A
Description: There are many questions about what is or is not legal for a company to do or ask during the hiring process. Employment law specialist Kell Simon will address what “at will” employment law means to the job seeker and the employer, what protections state and federal statutes provide, and address their practical implications to job seekers.

The Non-Traditional Search; Building Your Brand

Presentation Date: June 7, 2016

Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: The Non-Traditional Job Search
Description: David Hughen of Austin HR addresses the Non-Traditional Job Search, Building Your Brand. Building your brand as a problem solver who can solve the specific problems a company has can lead to either a job offer or a consulting opportunity.

Networking for Introverts and Extroverts

Presentation Date: May 31, 2016

Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: Networking for Introverts
Presentation Handouts: Networking Plan
Description: Melissa Totah returns with Networking for Introverts, her top tips for everyone who doesn’t like networking. An introvert herself, Melissa knows how hard networking can be, but it’s still the most effective way to find your next job. Learn her tricks to make networking easier.

Avoid Identity Theft In Your Job Search

Presentation Date: May 24, 2016

Presenter: Jim Holliday
Presenter Website: Legal Shield
Presentation Material:
Video 1: Anatomy of a Scam
Video 2: Top 5 Identify Theft Complaints (for 2015)
Description: This week Jim Holliday of IDShield will talk about Scams and Identity Theft, how it happens, and what you can do to avoid being victimized by it. You have enough to deal with while looking for a job, don’t let an identity thief add to it.
ID Shield Services: Video and Comparison Chart

What not to say and do in an interview

Presentation Date: May 17, 2016

Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: What NOT to Say or Do In Your Interview
Description: This week Linda Aleman, a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources with extensive hiring experience, will share what not to say and do in your interviews. This is the precursor to Practice Makes Perfect, which is about answering tough interview questions, and covers the things that can sink you no matter how good your practiced answers are.

Job Search for Everyone

Presentation Date: May 10, 2016

Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: Job Search for Everyone
Description: Gary Westerman reviews advice on many aspects of the job search sourced from major magazines, newspapers, and others.

Social Disruption – How Job Search has Changed

Presentation Date: May 3, 2016

Presenter Website: Career Pivot
Presentation Material: Social disruption how job search has changed
Description: With the rise of the Internet, the hiring process was automated but little really changed. Only candidates that were actively looking were considered. Then came social. Job search has flipped from applying to being found. It is all about being visible to the right people. Companies now find talent, whether or not the talent is looking. Recruiters search for the ideal candidates on social media and the Internet.

We will discuss:

  • How to use LinkedIn and Twitter to actively engage and connect strategically and tactically
  • How to identify local and remote companies that are capable of hiring you
  • How to identify individuals who can help you properly vet companies

We will focus on using Twitter Search and Twitter Lists to monitor activity. We will then discuss how to get the attention of key connections using Twitter at the right times.

Upgrading Your Productivity

Presentation Date: April 26, 2016

Presenter Website: Max Potential Coaching
Presentation Material: Upgrading Your Productivity
Description: There are many things we’d like to do, many things we need to do, and we fill a lot of time with too many things we do that aren’t necessary. Chris’ tips and tricks will help you focus on the most important things and increase the overall value of what you accomplish each week.

PC Maintenance & Repair 101

Presentation Date: April 19, 2016

Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: Computer Self Support
Description: Our resident PC expert provides his top tips for keeping your PC working properly. Based on experiences with job club members who’ve sought help in the PC Repair Forum, Scott has assembled this primer to address some of the most common issues that have come up.

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Massive Open Online Courses – Low Cost Ways to Re-Train

Presentation Date: April 12, 2016

Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: MOOCS
Description: In response to a number of job seekers who were interested in low cost training options to boost their skills, Gary investigated MOOCS, college courses available at little or no cost online. Gary focuses on Coursera, one of the oldest and largest, and looks at what they offer, what’s the cost, and what’s the potential value to a job seeker or employer.

Breaking Through the Cash Ceiling

Presentation Date: April 5, 2016

Presenter Website: The Career Passion Coach
Presentation Material: Network to Break the Cash Ceiling
Description: Catherine Jewell, The Career Passion ® Coach, is gifted at finding the STAR power in each person. She helps her clients find the jobs they love, at higher salaries than they expected or even dared to hope for. In this presentation she shows how to use networking to build the confidence in yourself to get the job you want at the salary you deserve.