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Change the game, change your life!
Presentation Date: September 25, 2018
Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: Change the Game
Description: Do wonder what recruiters are thinking, or why they don’t call you back? Is it a mystery what happens after you upload your resume or complete an online application? This week at HIREDTexas, your questions will be answered.
Jennifer Clarke will take you behind the scenes to
- Discover what motivates the five types of recruiters–Staffing Company recruiters, Agency recruiters, Internal recruiters, Consultants, and Headhunters.
- Learn the questions to ask recruiters so you know where you stand.
- See how inefficient online application systems are.
- Understand why your resume may never be seen, or at best skimmed for a few seconds.
And you will learn to how stop playing the recruiters’ game, stop playing the online application game, and start playing the targeted networking game to find a job by taking these steps to put yourself in front of the people who can help you get hired:
- Be active on LinkedIn, Indeed, and other social media weekly.
- Contact recruiters interested in you and follow up weekly.
- Talk with people at your target companies.
Getting out of the alligator pit–and staying out!
Presentation Date: September 18, 2018
Presenter Website: Carrie Vanston
Presentation Material: Getting Out of the Alligator Pit
Description: Do you feel like you’re stuck? Treading water over your head? Mired so deep in muck it’s hard to move? Trapped in a pit with alligators all around?
There are reasons to feel that way: Countless responsibilities, personalities, and expectations circle every leader. (We are all leaders in one way or another.) Demands snap their teeth at us, making it harder to develop strong connections, inspire loyalty, win support, and convince stakeholders to buy in. And just when disaster attacks on every side, we are often expected to lead with strong, visionary plans for the future.
You can escape paralysis, shake off fear, find your footing, and move forward.
Here’s how. This week’s HIREDTexas presentation will help you to:
- Dramatically raise your energy levels,
- Significantly improve your communication skills, and
- Confidently lead the way forward toward a shared vision.
You’ll leave this workshop better prepared to attract and retain the loyal, committed, energized people who are the lifeblood of every thriving and sustainable business. Come join in as we talk about becoming an effective, happy, and fulfilled leader who is OUT OF THE ALLIGATOR PIT and winning people over to achieve your goals
8 Ways to Get that $100,000 Salary
Presentation Date: September 11, 2018
Presenter Website: Career Passion Coach
Presentation Material: How to Get that $100K Salary
Description: Suppose you want to earn $20,000 more than than you made in your last job – or that much more than your current offers. The salary ranges for your chosen role and target market show that employers will pay that much. Your experience, skills, and drive all qualify you for it. You deserve it! And yet …
Are you stuck not knowing how to get there?
Like many of life’s challenges, negotiating a higher salary is mostly an inside job. Changing your attitude will help, a lot.
What other concrete steps can you take?
There are actually 8 behavioral changes that will get you there faster. This week at HIREDTexas, Catherine Jewell will teach us what those changes are and we can make them.
Catherine Jewell specializes in helping high-performing professionals who want to up-level their jobs by one or even two salary bands. Come find out how you can earn more doing the job you love.
Understand Transition to Orient Your Job Search
Presentation Date: September 4, 2018
Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: Understanding Transition
Description: When you left your last job, did you feel lost, uncertain of your direction? Are you moving forward or backward? Are you going in circles?
There is a map that can help us find our way. This week at HIREDTexas, career coach and employment specialist María Fernández will show us how to use that map in our job search. She will teach us to better understand and cope with the inner turmoil we experience during changes in our lives, using tools William Bridges developed for managing transitions.
In this workshop you will come to understand the difference between a change in our lives or in the world and the transition we go through in coping with that change. You will learn about the three stages of transition:
- An ending: Reconcile and let go.
- A neutral zone: Reorient, navigate, so the old is made new.
- A new beginning: Recommit, start something new, and move forward.
And you will begin to use this framework to stay oriented in your job search.
Get past the Applicant Tracking System
Presentation Date: August 28, 2018
Presenter Website: Peak Performers
Presentation Material: Pending Upload
Description: Modern-day recruiters are flooded with resumes from candidates applying for their jobs. Additionally, recruiters have access to countless resumes online through places like Monster and Indeed.
To cope with so many candidates, Human Resources departments conduct automated searches of resumes, online profiles, and applications.
The same way you use Google or another search engine to find what you’re looking for online, HR departments use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to find the candidate that they’re looking for. They rely mostly on keyword searches. When an ATS search identifies a promising candidate, HR often saves them for a future opportunity.
This week, Myles Wallace will lead us in a discussion how applicant tracking systems work, how recruiters search for candidates, and how you can optimize your resume in order to help recruiters find you, both when you apply for a job and when you want your resume to be found online.
Keep Stress and Worry in Perspective
Presentation Date: August 21, 2018
Presenter Website: Dale Carnegie Austin/Houston
Presentation Material: Stress in Perspective
Description: Have you become stressed and overwhelmed about a situation, and then, just a few days later, felt more positive and engaged around the same issue? When this happens, generally the situation doesn’t change- our attitude improves. Circumstances can alter anyone’s confidence, stress levels, and productivity from day to day. Keeping stress in perspective allows you to see work, relationships, and life in general in a better light.
We will each begin to:
- Evaluate our own perspective on stress
- Discover what can trigger stress
- Commit to principles that allow us to see worrisome situations in a new light
- Make a plan to keep stress in perspective and achieve more
- Reduce stress during the job search, while networking, on the job, and in everyday life
Shelby is certified as a Dale Carnegie trainer in human relations, conflict management, leadership, presentation skills, communications, change management, employee engagement, stress management, time management, generational engagement. She creates customized programs for corporate clients and specializes in Millennial and multi-generational engagement.
LinkedIn 101: Share Your Story
Presentation Date: August 14, 2018
Presenter Website: AB Marketing & Copyrighting
Presentation Material: N/A
Description: This week, learn the basic steps to define your brand and share your story on LinkedIn. Your professional journey is filled with obstacles, triumphs, lessons and experiments. Embrace your brand values, focus on your target, craft an effective summary, highlight professional experience, and own your personal path. Do all that and prospective employers, clients, and colleagues will read your profile eagerly.
Learn how to outrank 75% of the competition on LinkedIn with targeted storytelling. Enjoy the benefits of an All-Star profile, an increase in engagement, a stronger connection with your professional network, and a solid understanding of your deep, deep why.
Alli is a LinkedIn Career Advice Community Mentor, 2017 LinkedIn Profinder Best Professional Award-Winner, and an intuitive Marketing Strategist and Content Creator at AB Marketing ∓ Copywriting. She provides digital marketing services–creative strategies, copy, music and video–for conscious entrepreneurs and organizations.
Unemployment Insurance 101
Presentation Date: August 7, 2018
Presenter Website: Texas Workforce Commission Unemployment Benefits
Presenter Handouts: Unemployment Benefits Handbook
Presentation Material: N/A – Verbal Presentation
Description: If you’re collecting unemployment there are requirements you need to meet. And plenty of conflicting information on how to do that. John is an Unemployment Insurance Field Specialist with TWC, and he has answers to your questions about how it all works.
Leadership and the Paradox of Potential
Presentation Date: July 31, 2018
Presenter Website: Thom Singer
Presentation Material: N/A
Description: What do you think when you hear someone has “Great Potential?”
“Unfulfilled” is one word that comes to mind. A person with apparent strengths that are not being put to full use. We can believe we are doing all we can, and at the same time be frustrated by coming up short of our personal and professional expectations (and the expectations of others).
Beyond excuses and finger pointing, this week’s interactive presentation gets to the heart of how we can accomplish more and enjoy our work and how as leaders we can help our teams succeed. It explores possibilities through goal setting, teamwork, successful human engagement, cross-selling, and other skills to help each of us reach our highest potential.
Thom Singer will show us:
- The reasons people say they are missing their potential
- How to make the switch from “wishing” to “doing”
- How to gain clarity about plans, purpose, and people and how each relates to our success
- How to discover our biggest limiting beliefs and circumvent them, and
- How to lead a team over the gap between potential and results
Negotiate a Job Offer with Confidence
Presentation Date: July 24, 2018
Presenter Website: Pure Potential Consulting
Presentation Material: Negotiating a Job Offer with Confidence
Description: What are your salary expectations? How much did you make at your last job? We’re prepared to offer you X dollars. Will that be acceptable?
These are questions that prompt some of us to freeze up. At any point in the job search, and especially during the interviewing process, you can expect to be asked about your salary history, your recent salary, or your salary expectations. There will be other questions you need to know to ask: Any job offer you receive will cover the bases the employer considers important but may overlook your important concerns.
This week’s workshop with Patti Boyle will help you develop the mindset and skillset to negotiate money and more.
You will learn:
- How to acknowledge (but not accept) an offer
- How to diplomatically request time to consider an offer
- The ten things you can negotiate in a job offer package
- How to thoughtfully evaluate a job offer based on your values and criteria
- How to initiate a discussion that resolves the differences between a job offer and what you need and want
Overcome Ageism with YOUR best ‘Me’
Presentation Date: July 17, 2018
Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: N/A
Description: Let’s face it, Austin is a ‘young’ city. As we grow older, we need to deal with ageism. First, we must begin to truly understand age prejudice and age discrimination. Then we can take effective steps to combat them.
This week’s presentation, “Overcome Ageism with YOUR best ‘Me'” will help you answer the questions:
- What is Ageism?
- Is my age being used against me?
- What tips and tricks can I use to overcome ageism?
- How do I package myself to bring out the best “Me”?
A Circus Act, Two Lab Rats, and a Crab!
Presentation Date: July 10, 2018
Presenter Website: LaunchPad Job Club
Presentation Material: A Circus Act, 2 Lab Rats, and a Crab
Description: Kathy’s talk will examine the time between your last job and your next job. It starts with science, moves deftly into inspiration, and careens to a climactic finish with a series of recommended actions. There will be a handout, but no test.
Many of you know Kathy as founder and facilitator of the Launch Pad Job Club and as the job search skills trainer at Workforce Solutions.
Presentation Date: July 3, 2018
Ripple Website: Ripple Central
Presentation Material: N/A
Description: Your goal in networking is to initiate and significantly enhance relationships. That happens when two or more people step outside the box and connect as individuals. This fun-filled, interaction-heavy workshop teaches you to do that.
Use conversational networking to learn about another person, connect with them, and lay a foundation upon which a larger, longer-term relationship can be built. You’ll walk away with greater insight about yourself and the art of connecting. You’ll be surprised to see how a few well-placed questions open up a world full of potential: rapport with the people you speak with, information about your target market and your field, new possibilities you never expected, and introductions to others on your path to your next job.