Webinars

 

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Webinars are 60-75 minutes and geared toward professionals who have taken a career break and those in career transition. They are designed to provide practical job search resources and an opportunity for job seekers to meet and interact with each other as well as FlexProfessionals staff. If you register but are unable to attend, you will receive a link to the recording to watch at your convenience.

FRIDAY MEETUP: NETWORKING AND Q&A WITH FLEXPROFESSIONALS

Are you new to FlexProfessionals and live in the DC or Boston metro area? Do you have questions about how we work or in general about your job search? Join us at a Friday Meetup, which we hold once a month. Our staff will be there to tell you about how we work, answer your questions, and meet by video so we can learn more about you and your job search.

Free event but registration is required and limited to 20 attendees.

Date: Friday, May 7, 2021

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost:  FREE but registration is required and limited to 20 attendees.

STRATEGIES FOR RE-ENTERING THE WORKFORCE AFTER A CAREER BREAK

The coronavirus pandemic has certainly taken a toll on caregivers and working women. Between August and September of 2020 alone, 800.000 women (four times the number of men) left the workforce to meet demands at home. What now? Whether you are itching to get back to work or concerned about maintaining your professional identity while on career break, this info-packed session is for you! You will learn about today’s job market and hiring trends, top challenges re-entry professionals face and ways to address them, useful online resources to help you explore careers and update or maintain your skills, effective job search strategies for professionals like you, and many other tips for re-entering the workforce after a career break, including how to transition or pivot to a new career. Our goal is for you to leave this workshop energized and confident to begin (or plan for) your successful return to work! 

This event includes a 45-min webinar and 15 min of Q&A. For DC or Boston metro area jobs seekers, we have allowed for an additional 15 min of networking time in small breakout rooms moderated by our staff. We encourage our DC and Boston metro job seekers to stay for breakout time so we can get to know you and for you to connect with fellow job seekers!

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Time: 10:00-11:15 am

Location: Online with Recording of Webinar/Q&A

Cost:  FREE. Space is limited, and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

BUILD A COMPELLING RESUME

This webinar includes resume tips, strategies, and best practices that will help you catch the attention of a hiring manager. We will break down the resume development process step by step, and you will leave this event with lots of concrete resources from which to write a compelling and current resume.

Following the webinar participants will have the option of scheduling a 1-1 resume review with the FlexProfessionals recruiting team (additional fee). You can bring your “final draft,” “work in progress,” or no resume at all. We will discuss your skills, experiences, and work preferences and make suggestions for how to best promote yourself in a resume format.

This event includes a 45-min webinar and 15 min of Q&A. For DC and Boston metro area job seekers, we have allowed for an additional 15 min of networking time in small breakout rooms moderated by our staff. We encourage DC or Boston metro areas job seekers to stay for breakout time so we can get to know you and for you to connect with fellow job seekers!

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021

Time: 10:00-11:15 am

Location:  Online with Recording of Webinar/Q&A

Cost: FREE. Space is limited, and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

TOP LINKEDIN TIPS FOR JOB SEEKERS

If you’re wondering whether you need a LinkedIn profile for your job search, the answer is yes! Join us for a small group webinar on how to best use LinkedIn to find professional opportunities, grow your connections, and be searchable online (whether you’re currently working or not). Don’t have a profile yet? No worries. Sign up for a LinkedIn account before the workshop and we’ll help you start to build your profile and give you the tools you need to keep working on it and grow your network! Following the workshop participants will have the option of scheduling a 1-1 LinkedIn profile review with the FlexProfessionals recruiting team (additional fee).

This event includes a 45-min webinar and 15 min of Q&A. For our DC and Boston metro job seekes, we have allowed an additional 15 min of networking time in small breakout rooms moderated by our staff. If you are a job seeker located in the DC or Boston metro area, we encourage you to stay for breakout time so we can get to know you and for you to connect with fellow job seekers!

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021

Time: 10:00-11:15 am

Location:  Online with Recording of Webinar/Q&A

Cost: FREE. Space is limited, and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

TAKE THE WORK OUT OF NETWORKING

Many job seekers fail to recognize the critical role that networking plays in the job search process. Most of us avoid it like the plague. Instead, we spend hours — unproductive hours — tweaking our resumes and applying for jobs online. Or we force ourselves to network, and the result is that we feel out of place or lose the confidence that is key to landing a job. This webinar will help you to approach networking in an entirely new way, both in-person and virtually. You will identify “easy” networking opportunities using a multi-pronged approach and learn how to effectively market your skills and experiences to others. Learn how to make networking a natural part of what you do, and not just for the purpose of finding a job.

This event includes a 45-min webinar and 15 min of Q&A. For our DC and Boston metro job seekes, we have allowed an additional 15 min of networking time in small breakout rooms moderated by our staff. If you are a job seeker located in the DC or Boston metro area, we encourage you to stay for breakout time so we can get to know you and for you to connect with fellow job seekers!

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time: 10:00-11:15 am

Location:  Online with Recording of Webinar/Q&A

Cost: FREE. Space is limited, and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

IMPROVE YOUR INTERVIEW SKILLS & PRACTICE YOUR PITCH

A resume may get you the interview, but the interview gets you the job. Join us for interview tips, best practices, and pre-recorded examples of how to answer tough questions. We will share what we have learned from our business clients regarding why they choose to hire or reject the candidates they interview. Learn about the different types of interview formats and questions and how to best respond. We will share our “Top 10” interview mistakes and “Top 10” easy-to-implement techniques for success.

Following the presentation, you’ll have an opportunity to practice your pitch in a supportive, small group work environment. This is your chance to practice your “30-second elevator speech” and receive honest, constructive feedback in a super low-pressure, safe environment. Not ready to interview? That’s OK too. We still want to meet you, learn about your skills and experiences, and answer your job search questions.

This event includes a 45-min webinar and 15 min of Q&A. For our DC and Boston metro job seekes, we have allowed an additional 15 min of networking time in small breakout rooms moderated by our staff. If you are a job seeker located in the DC or Boston metro area, we encourage you to stay for breakout time so we can get to know you and for you to connect with fellow job seekers!

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Time: 10:00-11:15 am

Location:  Online with Recording of Webinar/Q&A

Cost: FREE. Space is limited, and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

CAREER TRANSITIONS: IS NOW THE RIGHT TIME?

Career transitions can be challenging in the best of times. Add a layer of economic uncertainty, and they can feel overwhelming. If you find yourself considering a career transition – whether chosen or by circumstance – there are steps you can take to help you decide whether now is the right time, plan your path forward, set attainable goals, and keep your momentum. This webinar will help you develop a plan for exploring options and moving forward using a design-thinking framework for both career exploration and exiting a role that no longer fits.

This event includes a 45-min webinar and 15 min of Q&A. For our DC and Boston metro job seekes, we have allowed an additional 15 min of networking time in small breakout rooms moderated by our staff. If you are a job seeker located in the DC or Boston metro area, we encourage you to stay for breakout time so we can get to know you and for you to connect with fellow job seekers!

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Time: 10:00-11:15 am

Location:  Online with Recording of Webinar/Q&A

Cost: FREE. Space is limited, and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.