Main Meeting Presentation Archive
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Expand Your Network from Home
Presenter Website: The Career Passion Coach
Description: Networking one-on-one, in person, seems like a quaint requirement of the last decade. Yet job seeking is still about WHO you know. Luckily, we have LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network. Whether you have 5 connections or 500+, you will find this presentation inspiring and practical. Through exercises explained during class, you will discover how to expand your network, find advocates inside your target company, find the right job, post your resume, research companies, and more. Even more important, we will cover messaging to help you get connected to recruiters, employees and hiring managers in your target companies.
Just a few of the topics we will cover Tuesday, May 19 at 10 am:
- How your headline can show you are ready for new, remote roles,
- How to create a Profile that attracts recruiters,
- How to quickly and purposefully build contacts who can help you,
- How to use updates to promote yourself, and
- How to communicate with new contacts on LinkedIn
Energize Your Mindset — 8 Tips for Moving On from the Covid-19 Alligator Pit!
Presentation Date: May 12, 2020
Presenter Website: Carrie Vanston - The Alligator Wrangler
Description: As the shutdowns and unknowns surrounding COVID-19 drag on, the times seem overwhelming to many business leaders. Or, in Carrie Vanston’s nomenclature, many of us feel we’re stuck in the proverbial alligator pit.
How do we keep our sanity and stay out of the swamp during this period of uncertainty?
Even as many of us are facing life-changing circumstances, a good starting point is to consciously shift from a fixed mindset of fear and negativity to one of empowerment, opportunity, and unexpected outcomes. With an energized growth mindset, you can say “bye-bye” to those gators when they come a-snapping.
Carrie Vanston, "The Alligator Wrangler," will share eight tips that will help you shift to that mindset as our world begins to slowly reopen—and to get out, stay out, and move on from the dreaded pit.
Following Carrie’s tips, everyone will be invited to join the online conversation and discuss challenges, solutions, and opportunities.
You’ll leave saying “See you later, alligator!”
Find the BEST Job without Applying
Presentation Date: May 5, 2020
Presenter Website: The Charge Forward
Description: Join us on Zoom this week to hear Justin Boyum’s presentation:
How to Find the BEST Job
or Spending Years Climbing the Corporate Ladder
Justin is a US Army Veteran, Successful Businessman, Speaker, and Professional & Executive Coach. He is an advocate for Military Veterans & their families, and others alike, to find fulfilling careers, build businesses, create strong teams & relationships, and live joyful lives. Prior to formally launching his coaching practice, Justin spent nearly a decade in corporate industries, logistics, recruiting & sales, all while raising a young family and building a successful small businesses. Justin offers a range of services from individual coaching, to workshops, to keynote speeches on the subjects of leadership, communication, personal effectiveness, business, and networking.
Self-Employed and Paying Your Taxes
Presentation Date: April 28, 2020
Presenter Website: Sage Speaking, LLC
Description: Lisa Bargsley answer your questions about accounting and taxes for the self-employed.
This is the first of four presentations at HIREDTexas that will explore the options of working as independent contractor and/or working from home for those who can during the current health crisis.
"Self-employed" may be you! Do you work as a gig worker or an independent contractor or own your own small business? Are you considering it? Then, even if you are also employed by someone else who pays you a salary or wages, you need to understand the record-keeping, filing, and tax payments the government requires of self-employed individuals along with the deadlines and penalties.
A lot has changed since Lisa spoke with us last year. New tax laws favor work done as a contractor under some circumstances.
Topics discussed may include:
- Federal tax forms and the filing dates for a Schedule C, Schedule SE, and Form 1099
- Bookkeeping and documentation requirements
- The interrelationship of your business and your personal income tax return
Presentation Date: April 21, 2020
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: Charles Black answers your questions about how to successfully negotiate a job offer, how the hiring process works, and how to increase your marketability to land the opportunity you most desire.
Topics discussed may include:
- What is a reasonable, achievable salary expectation?
- How do you manage conversations with a prospective employer to come as close as possible to your compensation goals?
- What else can you negotiate to make the most of a job offer?
Use Social Media in your Job Search
Presentation Date: April 14, 2020
Presenter Website: Socialight
Description: Jenn Denham shows us how to use social media to speed a job search (or grow a business) by attracting and engaging with people. Networking online is a skill every job seeker can benefit from practicing. This workshop helps newcomers start using social media effectively and reminds experienced users of some basic principles of effective marketing.
Unemployment Insurance Q&A
Presentation Date: April 7, 2020
Presenter Website: Texas Workforce Commission
Description: John Riojas discusses the current challenges facing anyone who may qualify for unemployment insurance benefits. John will answer your questions in this interactive session.
At this time when so many people are applying for unemployment, the information he provides will be valuable to you and those in your network. John is an Unemployment Insurance Field Specialist with Texas Workforce Commission.
Presentation Date: March 31, 2020
Presenter Website: JaniferWheeler.com
Description: Janifer Wheeler presents: "#IAmRemarkable: JOYFully Celebrating Your own BadAssery!" In this interactive session, you will participate in group discussions and exercises to develop the confidence and skills to promote yourself effectively. What you learn will be especially useful when updating resumes and LinkedIn profiles and when preparing for interviews.
During the workshop we will:
- Examine data and research regarding self promotion and unconscious bias.
- Go through an exercise to help you articulate your achievements and practice self promotion.
- Discuss what we learned.
- Take away some at-home exercises.
#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. Learn more at #IamRemarkable.
Keep Stress and Worry in Perspective
Presentation Date: March 10, 2020
Presenter Website: Dale Carnegie Austin
Description: Chris Wright will help us develop and practice stress management strategies based on physical, mental, and social perspectives.
So many circumstances impact our day-to-day attitudes, stress levels, and work productivity. Keeping stress in perspective allows you to see things in a new light, whether at work, in relationships, or in life in general.
During this presentation you will learn to develop ways to frame things during difficult situations and manage stress levels empowering you to see circumstances in a whole new light.
You will learn to:
- Evaluate your perspective on stress,
- Discover what can trigger stress,
- Commit to principles to see worrisome situations in a new light and
- Plan to keep stress in perspective and achieve more.
So, Your New Year’s Resolutions Are a Bust…Now, What?
Presentation Date: March 3, 2020
Presenter Website: Candy Barone International
Description: Candy Barone will teach you how to gain rapid momentum in your job search and create your most amazing year yet.
In this presentation, Candy will share with you powerful, yet simple, model that will help you:
- Understand the overall vision you have for your life
- Gain greater clarity on what’s truly important for you this year
- Create theme for yourself that helps hold you accountable
- Identify your big rocks or biggest priorities you want to focus on
- Access the right strategies to effectively achieve those priorities
- Align & implement the right inspired action to create maximum success
Headshot Tips & Tricks
Presentation Date: February 25, 2020
Presenter Website: Freeman Photo
Description: Photographer Bill Freeman shares tips and tricks to ensure your headshot photo sends the right message for your job search.
What does your headshot say about you?
Does your headshot:
- Make a good first impression?
- Engage your intended viewer?
- Tell the right story?
- Say what you mean to say?
Send the message you want your audience to take away?
This week at HIREDTexas, Bill Freeman will teach us what the ingredients of a good headshot are. You will learn to see how well a photograph helps make the case for connecting with you, recommending you, and hiring you.
Bill Freeman is a Professional Photographer with 30 years of experience photographing people from all walks of life. Come learn some of the tricks of his trade!
Create, Revisit, and Work Your Marketing Plan
Presentation Date: February 11, 2020
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: Patti Boyle discusses the the importance of your marketing plan.
What is the best job for you? Which company is most likely to hire you to do that work?
These are questions with answers. If the answers escape you, or if you wonder if you have the wrong answers, or if now that you have good answers you don’t know what to do next, then ... you should come to HIREDTexas this week!
To find a new opportunity sooner than later with more income and profitability, you need a marketing plan. If you have a marketing plan, it may be time to revisit and update it.
Three Keys to Interview Success
Presentation Date: February 4, 2020
Presenter Website: Coach One Up
Description: Chris Oroshiba will discuss the impact of one's entire mindset on interview outcomes.
Chris will discuss 3 keys to interview success: mindset, physiology, and social skills. Tips for improving your effectiveness in each area will be provided, as well as a Q&A session afterwards.
Chris is an Austin entrepreneur and business owner. The company he founded, Coach 1 Up, provides executive and business coaching, speaking, and training for individuals and groups in various industries. He strongly believes in every person's value and their ability to do, become, or achieve whatever it is they choose.
Get Past the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
Presentation Date: January 28, 2020
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: Linda Aleman will try to help you keep your resume from falling into that great online black hole.
Come and learn how today’s Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) work and what you can do to improve your chances of having your resume reach the hiring manager. Many companies use an ATS to assist with recruiting, hiring needs, and human resources. There are many ATS versions but they operate on similar premises, which we will examine. We will also look at ways to edit your resume to try to improve your results when submitting through an ATS.
Entrepreneurship, The Real Story
Presentation Date: January 21, 2020
Presenter Website: The Betty Brigade
Description: Sharon McRill shares how she made the transition from corporate employee to owner of 3 businesses.
If you're considering starting or buying a business, this is a must-attend event.
You will learn about:
- Three mistakes every entrepreneur makes (and how to avoid them),
- Deciding if you want to start or purchase a business, and
- What makes a good entrepreneur great.
Laid off from a corporate marketing job in 2003, Sharon turned the setback into an opportunity.
The Mental Game of Job Search
Presentation Date: January 14, 2020
Presenter Website: Life Coach Amanda
Description: Amanda McPherson shares how we can move past negative mindset blocks to bring our most productive and confident selves to our job search.
The job hunt is not for the faint of heart. We all know that the more positive and confident we are, the better our chances are for securing a job.
We can stay motivated, confident and positive through the sometimes frustrating and disappointing parts of the process. Amanda will show us how.
Think a Better Thought
Presentation Date: January 7, 2020
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: Shane Boring reminds us that each of us is a genius. A NASA study proves it and shows us how to recapture it.
Is your life what you expected? Do you often feel stuck? Like you are re-living the same moments, events, and problems over and over? Does it feel like your thoughts are spinning out of control? Do you wish you could turn off your mind and just have some peace and quiet?
There is a reason this is happening. And there is a simple way to change it. A simple way to get back to the genius you already are.
Learn the fast and simple steps to creating days you enjoy. Lay the foundation to create complete success in every area of your life. You can have the greatest self-help material and instruction in the world, but it is useless without the right foundation.
Shane is a successful business owner, author, and speaker. He has spent a lifetime studying success and has a passion for helping others realize success in their lives. In his studies, he has had the opportunity to learn from some of the top influencers in industries ranging from Search Engines to Professional Sports.
The greatest lesson for Shane has been "learning who the little voice inside my head is and how to control this voice." Learning this caused Shane to change his conception of everything in his life and inspired him to share his personal experience in his book, Think A Better Thought™.