Main Meeting Presentation Archive
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Update Your Resume
Presentation Date: September 22, 2020
Presenter Website: Pure Potential Consulting
Description: Your resume is your job search ‘advertisement’. As a fundamental tool for your job search, it is often the first impression a future employer has of you. Studies show that the average hiring authority takes less than 30 seconds to review a newly received resume. In that time, your resume needs to generate interest by conveying that you possess both the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position, and also your unique competitive advantage (or brand) over others who may be seeking the same position.
Patti Boyle has helped hundreds of America’s top corporations navigate organizational change. These changes were catalysts for hundreds of thousands of employees to envision, recreate and redesign their careers. As a result, she discovered her life calling and passion-helping individuals find new opportunities. She turned this passion into an award-winning, multi-million-dollar entrepreneurial venture, Career Visions, Inc.
Lee Hecht Harrison acquired Career Visions and Patti was retained as the Senior Vice President/Managing Director of the Gulf Coast Region. Next, she served as Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Services and Marketing for Right Management Consultants. Patti currently serves as an Executive Career Advisor for Career Partners International and speaks frequently at HiredTexas.
RAMP UP Your Leadership Skills
Presentation Date: September 15, 2020
Presenter Website: Templeton and Associates
Description: Darlene Templeton will provide you with key techniques and strategies to improve personal performance and communicate and engage with others more effectively, amid change and chaos.
This interactive, fun and fast paced workshop will provide you the tools so that you can:
- Enhance your existing leadership skills
- Maximize your productivity
- Communicate and engage with others more effectively
- Remove obstacles to your success
- Create an action plan to accomplish your goals, personally and professionally
Legal Issues Related to Job Applications
Presentation Date: September 8, 2020
Presenter Website: Terrence Marsh, Attorney at Law
Description: Local attorney, Terrence Marsh, answers your questions related to criminal charges and job applications. Criminal charges in Texas range between "just a ticket" to serious crimes or felonies. Questions on job applications can be confusing.
Answering questions incorrectly can cost you a job offer. How do you answer them? What can you do to get criminal charges off your record?
Topics discussed may include:
- What kind of charge is on my record?
- How do I answer questions on job applications related to criminal charges?
- What steps can I take to get these charges off my record so employers can't see them?
Terrence is a criminal defense lawyer in Williamson County He's a solo practitioner and has been in private practice since 2013 primarily focused on criminal law. Criminal law can be very confusing for people. He frequently helps clients get charges off their records following dismissals and helps them answer questions related to employment applications.
Terrence is a member of the HiredTexas board.
The Gameful Job Search
Presentation Date: September 1, 2020
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: Job Search Strategies show you a process to secure your perfect job. This workshop will experiment with how being gameful builds on this process and can improve your search.
Based on the book SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal, we wlll work through all the SuperBetter steps to explore how a different viewpoint can help reduce stress and add to your resilience.
Bruce Campney is a Human Centered Designer. He designed and developed Industrial Control Room information displays for both novice and expert plant operators. He is an advocate of using Agile, Improv, and Liberating Structures to help teams find their own success. He is President of HIREDTexas.
Skills and Attributes for the New Workplace
Presentation Date: August 25, 2020
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: Throughout this pandemic the economy has taken a very tough tumble but there are certain skills and characteristics that employers are and continue to look for.
Armando Flores presents a view of the skills his current employer and customers are looking for.
- What skills and attributes are they looking for?
- What issues my customers face with the new workplace
- What do these jobs look like?
- Examples of these jobs in the current area.
Armando is an alumnus of HiredTexas and is currently a member of the HiredTexas board and a Technical Relationships Manager at Haivision Inc.
Creating Yourself Resilient During Change
Presentation Date: August 18, 2020
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: Are you finding yourself up, then down, then up again? Do you just keep cycling through emotions, boredom, freedom, space, situations and circumstances?
Mixed messages aren’t making coping with social distancing, quarantine and Covid-19 any easier. ... not to mention offices, stores and schools reopening right now add to the upheaval.
So, how are you coping, dealing with all that is moving around us? Are you struggling some, losing your sanity, or just uncertain about what's going to hit next?
This is uncharted territory, a new space for all of us. We need to tap into our own ability to be resilient, lean into tools to help us navigate these waters and find our courage along the way.
You need powerful tools and strategies to create yourself more resilient during all the chaos, crisis and change going on in the world right now.
Zombies and Zoomers - How a Pandemic Changed the Job Market for a Whole Generation
Presentation Date: August 11, 2020
Presenter Website: After the Millennials
Description: Anne Boysen will discuss how Gen Z is coping with regards to unemployment, income insecurity, choices whether to immediately continue their education, mental health, and the myths around being digital natives. What can we learn, if anything about how those who grow up digital cope in a time of physical distancing.
Driven by an appetite for learning how different people tick, Anne Boysen analyzes stakeholder actions in shifting environments to understand how people navigate their lives in times of rapid change and see new emerging trends and patterns.
As a first in Generation Z consulting services, her company, After the Millennials LLC offers insights into this emerging adult cohort.
What Has Covid-19 Done to the Labor Market?
Presentation Date: August 4, 2020
Presenter Website: Texas Workforce Commission
Description: William Lutz will discuss the effects of Covid-19 on the labor market.
William Lutz is a dedicated public servant with a thoughtful understanding of the Texas economy, an encyclopedic knowledge of Texas state government and politics, and a gift for explaining the complex clearly.
He currently works as an economist at the Labor Market and Career Information Department of the Texas Workforce Commission, assisting a wide range of agency customers in finding and understanding labor market data.
The Power of Public Speaking
Presentation Date: July 28, 2020
Presenter Website: Sundström Communications
Description: Robin Sundström, will discuss The Power of Public Speaking.
This workshop will teach you...
- How your public speaking skills could become your greatest asset in life.
- What impact public speaking can have on your business & career.
- What you can do in order to master this skill as quickly as possible.
A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Robin Sundström is an award-winning Speaker & Communication Coach. He helps people become fearless in social situations, so they can talk to anyone and speak with impact.
Robin started his speaking journey in 2019. He competed in two national public speaking finals and won the District 91 International Speech Contest in the UK & Ireland. Robin also works as a professional video presenter, and has delivered high stakes presentations leading to successful fundraising in the startup world. And he has performed in stand-up comedy nights around London.
Find Your Purpose
Presentation Date: July 21, 2020
Presenter Website: Hawkins Development Group
Description: Larry Hawkins, will discuss finding your purpose during our weekly meeting.
During the presentation, we will learn about the following:
- Five Principles to a Purposeful Life,
- Power of Motivations,
- Establishing Principles, and
- Identifying Purpose
Larry Hawkins II's life passion is inspiring others to pursue their purpose. He is the author of “5 Principles to a Purposeful Life” and “5 Principles to a Purposeful Life: Navigation Guide”, two books written to help others find their version of success. He graduated from Mississippi State University with an Electrical Engineering degree where he held various leadership positions in community-focused organizations, including President of the Kappa Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Ultimately, his passion for developing people led to the creation of Hawkins Development Group, LLC, a purpose-driven strategic consulting firm, and he has reached thousands of people in the academic, corporate, non-profit, and government sector. He finds true fulfillment in helping people discover things about themselves that allow them to do more than they thought possible.
What Does Your Headshot Say About You?
Presentation Date: July 14, 2020
Presenter Website: Freeman Photography
Description: Photographer Bill Freeman shares tips and tricks to ensure your headshot photo sends the right message for your job search.
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!
COVID19 Networking Wisdom
Presentation Date: July 7, 0220
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: Virtual Networking - We are stuck at home for the foreseeable future. We need to continue networking to find a great job. How do we network virtually from home?
Come to HIREDTexas on Tuesday, July 7. Several of your fellow HIREDTexans will discuss how we can maintain our existing networks and expand them.
Karen Wade, Shannon Bryant and Bruce Campney will lead us through several networking exercises to rediscover the wisdom in the club. And everyone will leave with the best shared ideas on virtual networking.
This is all about Learning by doing.