Main Meeting Presentation Archive
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Reskilling & Upskilling
Presentation Date: June 15, 2021
Presenter Website: Workforce Solutions Capital Area, Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area
Description: Mike Tucker and Roberto Perez will be talking about the services available at their respective Workforce Solutions locations, particularly those related to Upskilling and Reskilling. After they present on the in demand occupations in their areas, the training options available, and how to access them, we will split into two breakout sessions for their respective geographies so they can answer questions.
Mike Tucker is the Managing Director of Workforce Solutions Capital Area. With over 20 years of experience leading workforce development services, Mike consistently demonstrates a passion for community collaboration with a proven ability to implement human-centered programming. Ensuring operations run smoothly is his specialty, as he exhibits dynamic leadership qualities in effectively and efficiently managing and directing personnel in performing key functions to meet established organizational goals.
Roberto Perez is the Deputy Project Director at Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area. Mr. Pérez is an individual who has combined education, business, and social service experience to train and develop staff to successfully assist individuals with barriers to employment. Mr. Pérez earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public and Social Policy from the University of California, Davis.
Presentation Date: June 8, 2021
Presenter Website: Bulls Eye Recruiting
Description: Will Thomson discusses 10 questions and answers about recruiting in 2021, a year like no other with demand much higher than supply.
Will Thomson has been in the recruiting, sales and staffing industries for 24 years. He graduated from Ole Miss in 1995 and his first job out of college was working for Aerotek- one of the largest staffing firms in the United States. After working at Aerotek, he held several sales jobs including working at Broadwing and Insperity.
In 2006, Will got a master’s degree in Human Resources and then went to go work as an in-house recruiter. He was a corporate recruiter for Dell, eBay, Rosetta Stone, and Balfour where he placed primarily sales and marketing people around the US and around the globe.
In 2012, Will began to blog. It was here where his career started to blossom. Bulls Eye Recruiting went on to win 26 global awards for best career website from 2014-2018. He began to speak around the US on various recruiting and HR topics.
Will turned the blog into a business in late 2014 and now Bulls Eye Recruiting has become one of the most well-known sales recruiting agencies around the United States.
Use the Six Thinking Hats Framework to Help Evaluate a Job Offer
Presentation Date: June 1, 2021
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: Lisa Bargsley shows us how to use the 6 Thinking Hats framework to help evaluate a job offer. Six Thinking Hats is a simple, effective parallel thinking process to help people be more productive, focused, and mentally involved. By using this process you can ensure that you evaluate all aspects of the offer and identify any items you may want to negotiate.
Lisa is a partner in Sage Speaking, LLC, a training and development company providing workshops to organizations. She is also an Adjunct Instructor with the University of Texas at Austin’s Continuing Professional Education Department where she presents several workshops annually for the City of Austin’s Small Business Development Program.
Lisa owns Lisa Bargsley, CPA which provides tax, accounting and consulting services to business owners and individuals. She is responsible for leading the vision and strategic planning process, long-term and short-term management decisions, client development, retention and service strategies. Lisa’s passion is to work with people to help them understand tax and accounting theory as it relates to their business or personal circumstances.
Lisa holds an MBA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has been licensed as a CPA in Texas since 1994.
Interview Excellence – Job Interview Skills Training
Presentation Date: May 25, 2021
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: When we go to an interview we know that we are up against other people that have all passed the same criteria. If you do get asked in for an interview you need to perform at your best to make sure you get offered the position. So what is it that will make you shine above the rest?
What you’ll learn:
- How to manage your online image
- How to prepare for job interviews
- How to improve your success at interviewing
Michelle Redepening is a Career Counselor for graduate business students in the McCoy College of Business at Texas State University. She works mostly with MBA students, but also works with students studying HR Management, Data Analytics, Accounting and Information Technology, Marketing Research and Analysis, and Quantitative Finance and Economics. She advises graduate students on resumes, cover letters, building a professional LinkedIn profile, and preparing for job interviews. Michelle has a Master’s degree in Communication Studies from Texas State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
A Job Seeker's Guide to Organization
Presentation Date: May 18, 2021
Presenter Website: Peak Performers
Description: Job seeking can be overwhelming: all those emails to write, places to apply, and networking events to attend. Let's clean house and talk organizational techniques to make you find a job faster and with less stress.
Myles Wallace works for Peak Performers, a nonprofit staffing firm that’s been in business since 1994. They staff state of Texas government agencies with office professional, accounting, and IT roles. As a nonprofit, they give job hiring priority to people with disabilities and chronic medical conditions.
Myles looks at his work as changing the world one job at a time. Myles work in strategic partnerships for Peak and has a background in B2B sales, recruiting, and digital marketing. He's proud to call Austin “home" and outside of work enjoys hobby board games, bike riding, and swimming.
Job Search Resources
Presentation Date: May 11, 2021
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: Join HIREDTexas this week as Chris Michael goes over job search resources that are available through podcasts, Workforce Solutions, Round Rock library and Austin Community College.
Planning Your Legacy
Presentation Date: May 4, 2021
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: Join us for an informative discussion with Estate Planning and Probate
attorney, Stephanie Louie, on how wills, trusts, and disability documents can help you plan your legacy for your loved ones. Topics will include:
- When Do You Need a Will or Trust in Texas
- Differences Between Wills and Living Trusts
- Naming Guardians for Your Minor Children
- Durable and Medical Powers of Attorney for Disability Planning
- Tax Planning
Stephanie Louie has worked with Bloomquist Law in Austin since January 2020. She loves her job, her co-workers, and her clients! She also practiced estate planning and probate, family law, juvenile dependency, and civil litigation in California after graduating from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2012.
She and her husband, Justin, moved to the Great State of Texas in September 2019 and have not looked back since! Stephanie enjoys working with individuals and families who want to leave a secure and positive legacy for their loved ones through estate planning. She volunteers with NAMI Central Texas, serves on the leadership council for Austin Asian American Bar Association, and actively participates with multiple projects through Austin Bar Association.
The 3 Elements That Can Seriously Mess Up Your Job Search
Presentation Date: April 27, 2021
Presenter Website: InSync Resources
Description: You’ve got a great resume (or at least a pretty good idea of how to make it great). You’ve spruced up your LinkedIn profile (or have plans to). You’ve told your friends and family that you're looking. Excellent! You’ve got some of the basic elements of your job search taken care of, but it's possible you're still missing something important. Actually, there are 3 additional basic elements that are often overlooked even though they're absolutely critical to your job search success. In fact, if they’re ignored they can seriously mess up your job search. Angela will reveal what those 3 elements are so you can accelerate results.
Angela Loeb is known internationally for her work in the area of career and personal development. She offers programs and career advising services through her firm, InSync Resources, and is an instructor at the University of Texas Center for Professional Education. She's also written three books, published 500+ articles, and hosted 100+ podcasts.
Presentation Date: April 20,2021
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: The "new normal" in which we find ourselves requires that we all become more accustomed to virtual or online networking. During the HIREDTexas main meeting on Tuesday, June 16th, Sunil Chitre will discuss a virtual ripple and how it can help you in your job search.
During the meeting we will:
- practice talking to people online,
- share stories and tell them from the listener's viewpoint,
- learn how to get comfortable with informational and formal interviews, and
- learn how to set up audio and video for a successful interview or meeting.
Sunil Chitre serves on the Board of Directors of HIREDTexas and is founder and CEO of Blue Sun Development.
Game Thinking in the Job Search
Presentation Date: April 13, 2021
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: Bruce Campney will introduce the core learning loop concept from the book Game Thinking by Amy Jo Kim and using breakout rooms discover what loops we are using, then explore ways to expand and innovate our job searches.
Bruce Campney, President of HIREDTexas, is always on the lookout for ways to connect people with their creative capabilities. He has a BS in Computer Engineering and a lifetime of working to understand the people using computers.
Presentation Date: April 6, 2021
Presenter Website: Holistic Hustle
Description: Nicole Sallie's presentation aims to help shift you from a mindset of sacrifice and burn out to self care as an essential part of advocacy and our ethical duty of fitness to clients. We will discuss 3 simple practices to help manage and alleviate stress at work and at home.
Nik has over 18 years’ experience in marketing and branding. She worked for Virgin Records as a marketing rep in Dallas Fort Worth supporting artists like Janet Jackson, Coldplay, Korn, and Lenny Kravitz. She has over a decade of experience in law. She specializes in intellectual property, specifically trademarks.
Nik has also worked at Facebook for almost a decade, first in Intellectual Property Operations and now in sales in the Global Business Group, advising Fortune 500 healthcare companies on their advertising strategy. Additionally, she owns NikSallie.com, a trademark law firm supporting women entrepreneurs in building and protecting their businesses so they can manifest their purpose into profits. Nik is also a member of the Interim Expert Team, a collective of executives and business owners who came together to help companies stuck in limbo due to our current environment to reset and thrive.