Main Meeting Presentation Archive
Here are presentations from April through June, 2020.
Demystify the Job Search
Presentation Date: June 30, 2020
Presenter Website: InSync Resources
Description: You may have noticed that job search can be pretty ambiguous. Outcomes (and the lack of outcomes) are often driven by unpredictable factors. The antidote to dealing with job search ambiguity is to focus on what you can control, and you may be surprised by just how much of it is under your control. During this presentation, career consultant and former recruiter, Angela Loeb, will demystify the job search process and share her insights to help you optimize your efforts and get results by sharing the 4 major stages of the job search process.
- Extra nuances of the process to know about when you're making a career change,
- What generally needs to occur in each stage of your job search,
- 3 particular job search methods and what the research tells us about how well they work, and
She’ll also discuss the things that you CAN control along the way.
Stay Motivated During your Job Search
Presentation Date: June 23, 2020
Presenter Website: Coach One Up
Description: Staying motivated during our job search can sometimes be difficult.
During the HIREDTexas main meeting on Tuesday, June 23rd, Chris Oroshiba will share tools to keep you motivated during your job search.
He will teach us the basics of motivation:
- Where it comes from
- How to keep it if you have it
- How to get it when you lack it
Presentation Date: June 16, 2020
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: The "new normal" in which we find ourselves requires that we all become more accustomed to virtual or online networking. During the HIREDTexas main meeting on Tuesday, June 16th, Sunil Chitre will discuss a virtual ripple and how it can help you in your job search.
Presentation Date: June 9, 2020
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. 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.
Crash Course: On-Camera Webcam Training
Presentation Date: June 2, 2020
Presenter Website: Sandra Dee Robinson, Charismatic Cowgirl
Description: How to Show Up Powerfully in Your Job Search Using Webcams and Video
Charisma Coach Sandra Dee Robinson, will help us show us how to naturally develop authentic power behind our personal presence and communication skills.
Learn how to
- Tap into your powerful personal presence.
- See your true passion more clearly.
- Find your unique story that connects with the video audience.
- Create rapport when speaking to the camera.
- Use proven strategies to come across as authentic and confident on screen.
Sandra Dee Robinson grew up in a steel town in western Pennsylvania. From these humble beginnings, she built a successful Hollywood career, receiving such accolades as playing Amanda Cory on Another World. She starred in major TV roles on Sunset Beach, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, and The Bay. She is the founder of Charisma On Camera LLC and Charismatic Cowgirl Leadership Training.
Sandra uses the skills she learned on her path to success to create courses to help people increase their charisma and impact. She inspires people to naturally step into their most powerful selves.
Leverage the Gig Economy
Presentation Date: May 26, 2020
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: Seismic shifts are changing our workforce, the economy, and the world, and the pandemic is accelerating those shifts. Work is being redefined and reimagined for today and for the future. It is imperative that job seekers tap into and leverage these new opportunities to stay relevant and marketable.
Binta Brown will help you see the Gig economy as another option to consider when managing your career, and to look beyond traditional and permanent full-time employment with a single company.
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.
Expand Your Network from Home
Presentation Date: May 19, 2020
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.