Webinars

 

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FlexProfessionals offers workshops to support your job search efforts. To best support our candidates in 2020, all workshops will be online in webinar format. We’re offering multiple times and dates for each workshop, and if you register and aren’t able to attend, you’ll receive a link to the recorded webinar to watch at your convenience.

Webinars are 60-90 minutes long and limited in size to maximize learning, group discussion, and information sharing. They are geared toward professionals who have taken a career break and those in career transition. All workshops 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.

How to Find the Job You Love Through STRATEGIC VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering, done strategically, is a great way to sharpen your skills, learn something new, explore industries or career paths, gain confidence, and make valuable connections. During our Strategic Volunteering workshop you will:

  • Meet members of the FlexProfessionals and Charity Connect teams
  • Discover how both organizations can support you
  • Learn how to strategically volunteer to meet both your personal and professional goals
  • Receive job search tips for career re-entry or transition, including how to include your volunteer work on your resume
  • Build your network by interacting with like-minded professionals.

Date: Thursday, 9/3/2020

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Location: Online via Zoom (link to be sent via email 1 week and 1 day prior )

Cost: $15.00 per person. WE WILL DONATE 100% OF THE REGISTRATION FEES TO A LOCAL NONPROFIT TO BE HIGHLIGHTED AT THE EVENT. Space is limited, and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

RETURN TO WORK PANEL: Career Re-Entry and Transition Success Stories

FREE WEBINAR!

Hear from four professionals who took on the challenge of re-entering the workforce after an extended career break and/or transitioning to a new career. They will keep it real by sharing the challenges they faced as well as the actionable steps they employed to find meaningful work that also allowed them to meet demands at home. Our panelists will inspire and motivate you with their stories, but they will also provide honest feedback, practical tips, and valuable lessons learned. Join us for an interactive event where audience members will have the chance to ask questions and learn how to capitalize on opportunities. This event will be moderated by FlexProfessionals DC and Boston team members.

Panelists:

Jennifer DeFreece, Accounting Manager, Accounts Receivable, International Sleep Products Association

Carolyn McInnis, Meteor Learning

Anne McLaren, OI Portal Submission Coordinator, yet2

Teresa Presson, Director of Human Resources, Securis

Date: Monday, 9/14/20, 7:00-8:15 PM

Location: Online

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


STRATEGIES FOR RE-ENTERING THE WORKFORCE AFTER A CAREER BREAK

Thinking about re-entering the workforce but not sure where to start? 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 your job search! This session is also great for professionals who, having recently left the workforce, are in full caregiver mode but want to maintain their professional identity too.

This event includes a 45-min webinar, 15 min of Q&A, and 15 min of networking time in small group breakout rooms moderated by our staff. We encourage you to stay for breakout time so we can get to know you and for you to connect with fellow job seekers!

Dates Available:
Tuesday 9/29, 7:00-8:15 pm
Thursday 10/1, 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.

Register for Re-entry Webinar Tuesday, 9/29, 7:00 pm

Register for Re-entry Webinar Thursday, 10/1, 10:00 am

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, 15 min of Q&A, and 15 min of networking time in small group breakout rooms moderated by our staff. We encourage you to stay for breakout time so we can get to know you and for you to connect with fellow job seekers!

Dates:

Tuesday 10/6, 7:00-8:15 pm
Thursday 10/8, 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.

Register for Resume Webinar – Tuesday, 10/6, 7:00 pm

Register for Resume Webinar – Thursday, 10/8, 10:00 am

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, 15 min of Q&A, and 15 min of networking time in small group breakout rooms moderated by our staff. 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:
Tuesday 10/13, 7:00-8:15 pm
Thursday 10/15, 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.

Register for LinkedIn Webinar – Tuesday, 10/13, 7:00 pm

Register for LinkedIn Webinar – Thursday, 10/15, 10:00 am

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, 15 min of Q&A, and 15 min of networking time in small group breakout rooms moderated by our staff. 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:
Tuesday 10/27, 7:00-8:15 pm
Thursday 10/29, 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.

Register for Networking Webinar – Tuesday, 10/27, 7:00 pm

Register for Networking Webinar – Thursday, 10/29, 10:00 am

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, 15 min of Q&A, and 15 min of networking time in small group breakout rooms moderated by our staff. 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:
Tuesday 11/3, 7:00-8:15 pm
Thursday 11/5, 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.

Register for Interviewing Webinar – Tuesday, 11/3, 7:00 pm

Register for Interviewing Webinar – Thursday, 11/5, 10:00 am

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, 15 min of Q&A, and 15 min of networking time in small group breakout rooms moderated by our staff. 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:
Tuesday 11/10, 7:00-8:15 pm
Thursday 11/12, 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.

Register for Career Transitions Webinar – Tuesday, 11/10, 7:00 pm

Register for Career Transitions Webinar – Thursday, 11/12, 10:00 am