Main Meeting Presentation Archive
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Bouncing back to live your best life!
Presentation Date: December 4, 2018
Presenter Website: Joe Serio Enterprises
Description: Have you felt stuck or defeated during this job search? This week’s speaker, Dr. Joe Serio, has been there, through the dark times, and out the other side.
For many months things weren’t right in Joe’s life. In fact, they were falling apart:
His savings were quickly disappearing.
He had a relationship-changing argument with a family member.
His mother was diagnosed with cancer.
His business was nearly bankrupt.
And then it all came to a head. In the span of two months, he divorced his wife, separated from his business partner, moved from one part of Austin to another, and gained 20 lbs., all while traveling across Texas to keep his business alive.
In this presentation on resilience, Joe will share the strategies and practices that he used to bounce back from the worst year of his life.
Transfer your skills to a hot local industry!
Presentation Date: November 27, 2018
Presenter Website: Angelou Economics
Description: They say it’s not what you know, it’s who you know that gets you the job.
It’s also knowing:
- what they need and
- whether you have it to offer.
For a skill to be “transferable,” you need to know who demands it. Want to identify your best target markets? Attend this week’s talk at HIREDTexas to hear Elizabeth Quintanilla, MBA.
Elizabeth will help us identify the in-demand skills that hot firms in Austin are hiring for. Targeting the right industries can shorten your job search and reduce your career risk in the future.
The Looping Method
Presentation Date: November 20, 2018
Presenter Website: Looping Method
Presentation Material: Take Your Job Search for a Loop
Description: Don’t you wish there was a treasure map you could follow that would lead you to your next, best employment? With specific directions and predictable results? With X marks the spot where and when you will be hired?
There’s not. What we do have is advice from people who have walked similar paths before, guides to finding our way, keeping our spirits up, and finding some fun in what we often expect to be a miserable process.
This week, Bruce Campney and Sunil Chitre lead us in a workshop on The Looping Method, teaching us a set of skills and attitudes for restarting our job search when we get lost, stuck, frustrated, or confused.
Sunil and Bruce attended Spencer Ingram’s Looping Facilitation training this summer to learn how get the most out of Looping techniques. Their goal is for all of us to explore the techniques together, and for everyone attending to take away a better understanding of their own job search story.
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect
Presentation Date: November 13, 2018
Presenter Website: Coach One Up
Description: Both in business and our personal lives, the ability to connect with other people is one of the most important skills we develop. Better connections lead to stronger, more fulfilling relationships and a more complete understanding of each other. Professor Ralph Nichols, pioneer of the ‘field of listening’ said that the number one criteria for advancement and promotion for professionals is an ability to communicate effectively. To succeed, we need to be able to communicate. To communicate well, we each need to be able to connect.
This week, Chris Oroshiba will help us connect by presenting the core ideas of the book, Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, by John Maxwell.
Successful connecting builds on five principles (Influence, Others, Communication, Energy, and Skill) and five practices (Common Ground, Simplicity, Experience, Inspire, and Credibility). Let’s learn to apply these ideas to our job searches and our lives.
Ignite your tribe with your personal brand!
Presentation Date: November 6, 2018
Presenter Website: All About that Brand
Presentation Material: Pending Upload
Description: We each need a personal brand to attract potential employers and communicate what we have to offer. A brand is more than an image of what we do best, more than 12 words that telegraph why we shine in our profession. As this week’s speaker will tell us, a brand is flame that can ignite our network to light the way to our next job and make us a visible to the person who will hire us.
As a job seeker, you are challenged with not only differentiating the experience and expertise you offer, but also yourself. A unique combination of old school and millennial marketing, Personal Branding is the art of communicating your authentic self on and offline to inspire people to be interested in Y-O-U.
Join Grace Lanni, Certified Personal Branding Strategist, as she provides an overview of the Branding Canvas©, a personal branding survey, and how they unfold into a personal branding profile you can use to tell your unique story to your prospective employer on and offline.
Align Your Career!
Presentation Date: October 30, 2018
Presenter Website: PeopleType Consulting
Presentation Material: Aligning Your Career
Description: Join us at HIREDTexas this week to discover the key components of a fulfilling career.
You may be surprised to learn what it is that many truly successful professionals find most satisfying in their work: childhood interests and joys.
Our speaker, Jeff Johannigman, will share some of the exercises he uses to help his clients find new, more fulfilling work lives, including 20 questions to unlock your career passions.
Jeff is the founder of People Type Consulting in Austin. He helps companies large and small improve teamwork and leadership. He guides individuals to find more fulfilling work. Jeff’s own career spans a broad spectrum of industries, including software startups, non-profit agencies, universities, and Fortune 50 corporations.
Ease fear, spark creativity, un-stick your job search!
Presentation Date: October 23, 2018
Presenter Website: Alisa SOW – Communications Consultant
Presentation Material: Creative Tools for Job Seekers
Description: Do you feel stuck in your job search? Perhaps that’s your chrysalis. This “stickiness” is an opportunity to emerge with new wings!
Career changes and job searches can be frustrating, isolating, and tedious. Resume writing, application submittals, and constant networking can be draining and lead to burnout.
On top of that, change can trigger our fear response. Fear inhibits our natural, creative resourcefulness.
This workshop identifies specific tools you can use immediately to reinvigorate your job search, reduce the fear response, and feel more inspired and better able to explore next steps. New insights and directions can emerge from spending time in a creative mindset. We will explore ways to get you into this mindset more quickly.
Ask a Recruiter about Salary Negotiation
Presentation Date: October 15, 2018
Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: Pending Upload
Description:What is a reasonable, achievable salary expectation? How do you manage your conversations with a prospective employer to come as close to your compensation goals as possible? What else can you negotiate to make the most of a job offer?
This week, at HIREDTexas, an expert will help us answer these questions.
Charles Black is a senior recruiter at Indeed, with over twenty years of experience in his field. He will answer your questions on salary and job offer negotiation, on how the hiring process works, and on what you can do to increase your marketability and land the opportunity you most desire.
Learn about ACA health insurance options for 2019
Presentation Date: October 9, 2018
Presenter Website: THP Benefits
Presentation Material: N/A
Description: This week Thomas “TJ” Johnson is back to talk about the Affordable Care Act and changes in the Texas health insurance marketplace for 2019. Hear how the big stories that have been in the news this year will actually affect you.
Open Enrollment begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15.
Learn how to weigh your options and get the insurance you really need before the deadline!
Using the Sales Process in Your Job Search
Presentation Date: October 2, 2018
Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: Using the Sales Process in Your Job Search
Description: Do you feel like you are wandering aimlessly in your job search without a plan to be successful? Is fear of rejection sapping your energy? Are you struggling to stay motivated?
Looking for a job is very similar to selling a product. The difference is: YOU are the product.
At HIREDTexas this week, you can learn how to approach your job search the way a salesperson taps into a new market. Our own Deborah Donovan will show us how to use the sales process as a guide to success in our job searches. What you learn will help you sell yourself and land a job faster.
In this workshop, you will learn:
- The seven steps of the sales process
- How to build your “funnel” to drive your leads from prospecting to final close
- The “mindset” of a successful salesperson
- How to develop a systematic plan to stay focused
- How to stay motivated when you get discouraged
As you learn and follow the sales process, you will no longer drift in your job search efforts. Instead, you will gain confidence and develop the consistency that will land you in your dream job.