Main Meeting Presentation Archive
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Learn How to Conduct Informational Interviews
Presentation Date: October 15, 2019
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: The best way to learn about a job you might want, or a company you might want to work for, is an informational interview. Meet with someone who is doing the job (or has done it in the recent past) or is working at your target company, and learn whether the role and company align with your experience and your interests.
Informational interviews don't have to be uncomfortable. Matthew Do used informational interviews to conduct a national job search and land his current role. This Tuesday, Matthew will share some of his top tips to find the people who can answer your questions and who will be willing to help you.
Building Rapport in Interviews and Your Job Search
Presentation Date: October 8, 2019
Presenter Website: Mea Crescendo
Description: We experience a greater desire and ability to collaborate and co-create when we sense that someone understands us, or that we have something in common.
Attend this session by Alice Mar Rocher to learn how to understand how someone behaves, thinks and communicates - and how to meet them where they are.
Learning how to build rapport will result in better outcomes in our job search, our career and all other areas of life.
Alice facilitates accelerated competency development programs, group workshops and educational presentations in the areas of leadership, influence and communication.
Become a Networking Ninja
Presentation Date: October 1, 2019
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: Our parents taught us not to talk to strangers - but that only applied to us when we were children. As adults, we get to branch out, make new friends, and become someone else's new friend. As we transform strangers into friends, we get the bonus of having fewer strangers to face.
Elizabeth Dahan will lead us in a fun interactive workshop showing how easy it can be to approach a stranger and talk about what fascinates us, what fascinates others, and what we might have in common.
Learn the DOs and DONT'S of networking. With Elizabeth, we will learn and practice professional networking tips and tricks so that we can walk into networking events with more confidence.
Turning Reinvention Failure into Future Success
Presentation Date: September 24, 2019
Presenter Website: Repurpose Your Career Podcast
Description: Would your job search be easier if you weren't dreading the question about past jobs that were a bad fit for you?
This Tuesday at HIREDTexas, Marc Miller will discuss how he recovered from each of his failures and managed to make the failure a benefit.
The key to recovering from reinvention failure is:
- Fail fast if you are going to fail
- Always have a plan B
- Learn from every failure
Take This Job and Love It!
Presentation Date: September 17, 2019
Presenter Website: Janifer Wheeler
Description: Would your job search be easier if your values and vision were clear?
Janifer Wheeler shares tips and strategies for connecting, aligning, revealing and empowering participants to find their values, vision and JOY.
The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over the course of a lifetime. If your work/life blend is missing the JOY Factor, that’s an awfully long time to be miserable.
Learn how to leverage a gig economy
Presentation Date: September 10, 2019
Presenter Website: N/A
Description:55 million people, 35% of the US workforce, work in the gig economy. Working in a gig job can keep our skills sharp and attract job offers from the traditional job market.
This Tuesday, we will learn the expectations of recruiters and hiring managers so that we can stay relevant and marketable.
Binta Brown will talk about the importance of staying abreast of current trends and industry topics that directly impact and influence our relationship with our job.
Play a Game to Get Better Job Search Results
Presentation Date: September 3, 2019
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: Have you ever wanted to stop yourself or someone else from staring at the ground, shrugging their shoulders, and saying, "Oh, well. It is what it is."?
Do you want to know how to lift your spirits and get back in the game? Bruce Campney’s workshop will change your attitude and and outcomes. Come join us to increase your resilience to respond to change.
Bruce invites us to learn how to:
- Control our thoughts and feelings.
- Identify and invite allies to help. Strengthen existing relationships.
- Motivate ourselves to improve our willpower, compassion and determination.
We will follow the process developed by game designer Jane McGonigal while she was healing from a concussion -- as described in her book “SuperBetter”.
Bring a pen and create your own game card deck to shift to a gamified approach to your job search. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
Presentation Date: August 27, 2019
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: Have you ever wondered what the hiring manager is looking for versus what the recruiter is looking for?
Latasha will cover all the high (and low) points of the hiring process:
- Hiring Manager vs. Recruiters
- The Recruitment Process
- Resume, What Recruiters Look For
- Interview Tips
- The "Don'ts" for Candidates
Behavioral Interviewing & the 4 Cs
Presentation Date: August 20, 2019
Presenter Website: Deliberate Careers
Description: Have you ever wondered what the interviewer is really asking in a behavioral interview? Most of us have.
This Tuesday, at HIREDTexas, Career coach DeAnne Pearson will show you how to give the interviewer what they are looking for:
Unemployment Insurance 101
Presentation Date: August 13, 2019
Presenter Website: Texas Workforce Commission
Description: Are you collecting unemployment? There are requirements you need to meet. It can be confusing. This week, unemployment expert John Riojas will show us how to more easily know if we qualify for unemployment, meet the requirements, file claims, and receive the benefits we are due.
John Riojas is an Unemployment Insurance Field Specialist with Texas Workforce Commission. He has the answers to all your questions.
Turn Work Into Play!
Presentation Date: August 6, 2019
Presenter Website: PeopleType Consulting
Description: Work is work and play is play, or so our parents taught us. Does that still hold true in an economy where creativity is the primary competitive driver?
This week at HIREDTexas, Jeff Johannigman will present ways to increase productivity, innovation, and fulfillment by turning work into play. You will discover:
The components of play and their value in driving innovation and productivity
The most effective motivators in today’s creative economy
Techniques that professional game designers use to create engagement and player motivation
Specific ways to apply those techniques to make your work more engaging and fulfilling.
This presentation is based on current research in motivation and twelve years of experience in game design.
Cast a Wider Net
Sometimes it's as focused as a single rod and lure in a single eddy on a creek: You spot one open position or one likely company, search for someone you know there, tailor your resume and STAR stories, and try, again and again, to catch that one fish.
Don’t you wish you had a way to cast a wide net to find more job opportunities to choose among? Something like the sonar deep fishing charters use to take you to a spot where the fish you want to catch are swimming?
This Tuesday, Jeff Kikel shows you how to do just that. He’ll explain what to do to feed the top layer of your sales pipeline, where it's wide and relationships are shallower, to identify the people who you can best help and who are most likely to really help your job search, and begin to build deeper relationships.
Presentation Date: July 23, 2019
Presenter Website: Heather S. Ball, Professional Speaker
Description: If your car gets a flat, how many people do you know who will help you change it? Family members? Co-workers or former co-workers? Friends from school? Neighbors? People you volunteer or socialize with? Who will show up and give you a hand? Who will you show up for?
When you can count on people and they can trust you, you have built up relational currency. Every "Happy birthday!" and every shared chore, every carpool conversation, every moment spent together is an investment in a relationship. It shows who you care about and who cares about you. Relationships are a natural resource. One that can and should be tapped to aid your job search.
This week at HIREDTexas, Heather Ball talks to us about Relational Currency. Her interactive session explores how we can nurture our career relationships in a way that makes referrals into our job search a natural event. This will be particularly beneficial for anyone for whom networking is a challenge. Heather teaches awkward, shy, or nervous networkers to lean on their motivation and their true interest in the relationships to garner mutually beneficial successes through a clearly outlined SYSTEM.
Fighting Biases is Everyone’s Business
Presentation Date: July 16, 2019
Presenter Website: Angelis Iglesias on LinkedIn
Description: Bias is unfair. Mean. Discriminatory. Often illegal. Harmful. Bias deprives employees of income, opportunities for advancement, collegiality, and well being. It robs organizations of talent and productivity.
When coworkers, managers, business partners, or customers act or speak in ways that are biased or prejudiced, how can you spot it? What can you do about it? How can you protect yourself if you are a target? What can you do to make a difference if you are a bystander? If you are biased and want to change, how do you learn?
We have worked hard to create bias awareness in our workplaces. Many of us continue to challenge biases openly and bravely. Yet comprehensive studies reveal that progress in improving the status of women in corporate America has stalled. Biases, both deliberate and unconscious, are part of the reason why.
This week at HIREDTexas, Angelis Iglesias helps us respond better to specific challenging workplace situations, using an approach designed to shift individual attitudes and affect behavior developed by Stanford University psychologists in collaboration with the Lean In Foundation and Paradigm, a strategy consulting firm.
What makes this approach to bias different?
- It provides evidence-based recommendations for action.
- It helps men play a meaningful role in identifying and combating bias against women.
- It serves both as a standalone program and as a supplement to existing diversity and inclusion training to meet an organization’s goals.
Build Trust and Rapport
Presentation Date: July 9, 2019
Presenter Website: Dale Carnegie Austin
Description: You’ve landed a new job! Now is the time that you need to start cultivating positive relationships with your new colleagues, managers, and peers ... but where do you start?
In our current business climate, in a global economy revolving around relationships and partnerships, the ability to establish, cultivate, and restore trust with our colleagues, employees, vendors, and customers is an essential leadership capability. Demands for talented workers are on the rise. Competition to hire and retain the best is increasing. Trust can be the difference that leads to a promotion, to being hired, to bringing on a key new team member, and to winning the tug of war when a competitor tries to lure someone away.
This workshop presented by Chris Wright will give you the tools you need to create positive, trusting, professional relationships in today’s fast-paced work environment.
At the completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
- Define trust and recognize its importance in the workplace relationships
- Discover Dale Carnegie’s principles for building trust and rapport
- Identify opportunities for improving business relationships
Human Resources Roundtable
Presentation Date: July 2, 2019
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: What if you could ask the HR department at your target company any question at all, get an honest answer, and not have it count against you? What would you ask?