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Thursday, August 6, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CAREER CHAT 101: NAIL THE INTERVIEW AND GET THAT JOB
Location:
Description:
About This Event
The interview is the make or break moment in your job search. It is the time when the employer will decide if you are the right person for the job and when you will decide if you can see yourself working there happily. During this event, we will help you prepare for your upcoming interviews so you can stand out from the competition and get the offer you've been wanting.

When it comes to interviewing, preparation is key. Join us to learn how to get ready to nail that interview!

Agenda:

Career chat with experts 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Q&A 7:00 - 7:30 pm
Career Coach 101 event series:

LINK TO REGISTRATION

July 9 - Career Chat 101: Design Your Dream Job
July 23 - Career Chat 101: Navigate Your Job Search
August 6 - Career Chat 101: Nail the Interview and Get That Job
August 20 - Career Chat 101: Negotiating Like a Pro
August 27 - Career Chat 101: Learn from the Experts - Hiring Panel

This event will be hosted online due to safety considerations, please check out the "Preparation" section on the bottom of this page. Registered participants will be notified in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the event.

Preparation
This event is taken completely online via Zoom.
You will need access to a laptop or computer with strong internet connection.
Event set up information will be emailed to all signed up the day before the event launches.

About the Instructors

Joy Haugen
City Lead + Career Coach, General Assembly
Joy Haugen has a passion for helping individuals live the life they have always imagined...whether that be a new career, tackling a new adventure, or finding that new tribe of powerhouse people to surround themselves with! Joy brings possibility and creativity to inspire others and make a difference.
With her corporate background and current role as a Career Coach and Program Manager for General Assembly, Joy Haugen offers close to a decade of experience in identifying value-driven solutions that cultivate strong relationships and establish effective business practices. She devises practical strategies for maximizing and supporting the strategic goals of an organization while keeping the human capital as her driving force. Her tactics lead to integrated, innovative, and effective processes that evoke results to ensure that individuals are reaching their full potential!

Monique T. LaCour
Founder, Houston Business Lounge

Lorie Camacho
Career, Employee Development, & Leadership Consultant, Lorie Camacho Consulting
My greatest passion is building solutions that bring measurable results and client success! With a heavy background in marketing, I help my clients identify, organize, package, and deliver products suited to attract success in their target market.
As a consultant and workshop facilitator, I seek to discover the needs of my clients first. My second objective is to meet those needs by teaching or consulting with engaging material based on interactive learning, clear objectives, and current fact-based and time-tested resources.

Danish A. Khaliq
Senior, Talent Acquisition at SABIC

Michelle Peavy
Executive Recruiter/Linkedin Coach, Rimi & Company
Michelle Peavy is an Executive Recruiter of Rimi & Company, an International Speaker, A “GET OFF YOUR ASK” Expert, Verified Coach and Linkedin Consultant.
She has combined these talents, which go beyond business. In her spare time she loves to dance Salsa, and sometimes can find her singing the National Anthem for the NBA Houston Rockets.
She is the producer of her CD, called MY VOICE, and author of her book, The Freeway of Life. She is a volunteer, serving in the Business, Job and Marriage Ministries at the world renown Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.
The highlight of her business is speaking and hosting Linkedin Workshops and Consulting privately with Business Professionals, Job Seekers, and Companies; teaching how to build your personal brand, using the functionalities of Linkedin, to finesse the ART of The ASK.
Use the promo code “JUMPSTART100” for any 4 or 6 hour Coaching session. http://askaboutlinkedin.com/linkedin-programs/

About Our Partners
Girls in Tech Houston
Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit that seeks to eradicate gender disparities in high-tech industries and startups by engaging, educating and empowering women who are passionate about technology. From technical courses and leadership bootcamps to hackathons and startup competitions, it is our mission to support women entirely with the access and community they need to succeed in tech.
Across the globe, GIT exists for anyone with an interest in technology regardless of age or profession, and we operate with the spirit of the girl within all of us—fearless, lively and determined. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in San Francisco, the Girls in Tech impact has affected more than 100,000 members in 36 countries around the world. Programming in each regional chapter varies to fit the unique needs of their communities.

Houston Exponential
Houston Exponential (HX) is a non-profit organization created to accelerate the growth of Houston’s innovation ecosystem. We believe Houston is where the world will come to solve problems that matter. HX is leading the charge to turn Houston into a hub for high-growth high-potential companies by creating pathways for innovation to flow at scale. We are aligning ecosystem support around strategic initiatives that are connecting, attracting, and promoting startups, investors, corporations, government, and universities.

ITExperience
ITExperience is a non-profit organization that provides educational and real-life IT project experience to participants with the goal to help them be better equipped with the skills needed in the IT/Technology industry that will enable them to land a job or start their own business. Our target participants include upskillers, IT/Tech Bootcamp graduates, fresh graduates in the technology industry, people returning to the industry. Our platform will provide tools for online training and collaboration such as Udemy, Cousera, Udacity, Github, Trello and will also draw mentors from the academia and industry experts. In addition to providing educational, mentoring and real-life project experiences, our platform will also assist participants in networking with industry, resume services, job search and IT/Tech job recruiting.

Women Who Code Houston
Women Who Code is the largest and most active community in the world dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We empower engineers with skills needed for professional advancement, and provide environments where networking and mentorship are valued. WWCode has garnered a membership exceeding 167,000, executed more than 9,000 events around the world, and has a presence in 20 countries.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CAREER CHAT 101: NEGOTIATING LIKE A PRO
Location:
Description:
About This Event
Less than half of job seekers negotiate their pay, but of those who do, 80% are successful! In this workshop, we will make sure you are well prepared to negotiate your offer and not leave money on the table.

We will start by helping you determine a desired salary range. We will walk through different factors to consider including experience, geographic location and other compensation factors. Once we have the target in mind, we will work on how you will actually structure the conversation and practice on the spot so you don't stumble when the time comes. We will talk though all of the logistics of when and how to have the negotiation so that you are well prepared to maximize your comp!

LINK TO REGISTRATION

Agenda:

Career chat with experts 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Q&A 7:00 - 7:30 pm
Career Coach 101 event series:

July 9 - Career Chat 101: Design Your Dream Job
July 23 - Career Chat 101: Navigate Your Job Search
August 6 - Career Chat 101: Nail the Interview and Get That Job
August 20 - Career Chat 101: Negotiating Like a Pro
August 27 - Career Chat 101: Learn from the Experts - Hiring Panel

This event will be hosted online due to safety considerations, please check out the "Preparation" section on the bottom of this page. Registered participants will be notified in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the event.

Preparation
This event is taken completely online via Zoom.
You will need access to a laptop or computer with strong internet connection.
Event set up information will be emailed to all signed up the day before the event launches.


About the Instructors

Jacqueline Twillie
Best Selling Author, Career Coach
Jacqueline V. Twillie holds an M.B.A. in Leadership, she is the Founder and President of ZeroGap.co, a global training, and development firm that specializes in women's leadership within male-dominated industries.ZeroGap has been identified as one of the fastest-growing companies in 2019. Jacqueline is an Amazon Best Selling Author. Her latest book, Don't Leave Money on The Table: Negotiation Strategies is a best seller and was released on August 22, 2019. She has been featured in Forbes, FastCo, Essence Now , Black Enterprise ,Parade , Today.com, NBC BLK and more… on the topic of Women’s Leadership and Negotiation Strategy.
Jacqueline is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and earned her MBA from Tiffin University. Her life’s mission is to eliminate the gender wage gap by providing a practical strategy for women to advance and thrive in leadership roles. In her downtime, she loves to practice yoga and cook.


Gaurav Valani
Career Coach, Speaker and Entrepreneur
Gaurav Valani is a professional Career Coach, Speaker and Entrepreneur. As a Recruiter by trade, Gaurav grew tired of how many companies in the recruiting industry treated job seekers and employers alike - with every little care and attention, so he decided to do something about it. He helped grow one of the fastest growing staffing agencies to $75M in revenue by first focusing on people's career aspirations and then helping them to find the right career opportunity.
Throughout his career, Gaurav has worked with some of the top hiring managers and executives in Fortune 100 to 500 companies on their hiring practices. He knows exactly how the top companies in the world hire their employees and more importantly, he will tell you what character traits they look for when making a hire. Gaurav has leveraged that knowledge to help over 3000 people build a purpose-driven career by landing high-paying jobs at the best companies to work for.
He will show you proven strategies that you can implement right away for building a comprehensive step-by-step career plan to bridge the gap between where you are today and where you want to be in your future.

Holly Strople
Talent Acquisition Lead, BP
I am a Talent Planning, Acquisition/Recruiting and Brand Management professional with 10 years experience. My appreciation for effective communication and passion for brand awareness and authenticity are what drive me to approach all that I do with a fresh perspective and an openness to new ideas. I have a passion for building strategic teams and empowering those around me to drive for results.
I am incredibly passionate about speaking to young women about being the best they can be. Empowering other women to be successful is something I work to do everyday, with both my team and with students that I meet.

About Our Partners

Girls in Tech Houston
Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit that seeks to eradicate gender disparities in high-tech industries and startups by engaging, educating and empowering women who are passionate about technology. From technical courses and leadership bootcamps to hackathons and startup competitions, it is our mission to support women entirely with the access and community they need to succeed in tech.
Across the globe, GIT exists for anyone with an interest in technology regardless of age or profession, and we operate with the spirit of the girl within all of us—fearless, lively and determined. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in San Francisco, the Girls in Tech impact has affected more than 100,000 members in 36 countries around the world. Programming in each regional chapter varies to fit the unique needs of their communities.

Houston Exponential
Houston Exponential (HX) is a non-profit organization created to accelerate the growth of Houston’s innovation ecosystem. We believe Houston is where the world will come to solve problems that matter. HX is leading the charge to turn Houston into a hub for high-growth high-potential companies by creating pathways for innovation to flow at scale. We are aligning ecosystem support around strategic initiatives that are connecting, attracting, and promoting startups, investors, corporations, government, and universities.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
iWork Houston - WorkFaith Connection
Location:
Description:

COVID-19 has left millions of Americans unemployed and desperate for a way to support their families. Although statistics show that 4.8 million jobs have been created in recent months, there is still a wide gap between companies that are hiring and people who are seeking work. 

To help bridge that gap, The WorkFaith Connection & Gallery Furniture, along with Houston's First Baptist Church – Downtown are hosting a unique virtual hiring event designed to connect Houstonians with employers, second chance job opportunities, free resources, and so much more! Interview with hiring managers on the spot, receive tips from career experts, and engage in job readiness workshops. It’s more than a job fair, it’s a hiring expo!

Register today and be on your way to a new career! LINK TO REGISTRATION
Thursday, August 27, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Career Chat 101: Learn from the Experts-Hiring Panel
Location:
Description:
Meet hiring managers looking for talent in Houston!

Agenda:
Career chat with experts 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Q&A 7:00 - 7:30 pm 

Link to Register: LINK 

This event will be hosted online due to safety considerations, please check out the "Preparation" section on the bottom of this page. Registered participants will be notified in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the event.


Preparation
This event is taken completely online via Zoom.
You will need access to a laptop or computer with a strong internet connection.

Event set up information will be emailed to all signed up the day before the event launches.


About Our Partners

Girls in Tech Houston
Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit that seeks to eradicate gender disparities in high-tech industries and startups by engaging, educating and empowering women who are passionate about technology. From technical courses and leadership bootcamps to hackathons and startup competitions, it is our mission to support women entirely with the access and community they need to succeed in tech.
Across the globe, GIT exists for anyone with an interest in technology regardless of age or profession, and we operate with the spirit of the girl within all of us—fearless, lively, and determined. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in San Francisco, the Girls in Tech impact has affected more than 100,000 members in 36 countries around the world. Programming in each regional chapter varies to fit the unique needs of their communities.

Houston Exponential
Houston Exponential (HX) is a non-profit organization created to accelerate the growth of Houston’s innovation ecosystem. We believe Houston is where the world will come to solve problems that matter. HX is leading the charge to turn Houston into a hub for high-growth high-potential companies by creating pathways for innovation to flow at scale. We are aligning ecosystem support around strategic initiatives that are connecting, attracting, and promoting startups, investors, corporations, government, and universities.

Women Who Code Houston
Women Who Code is the largest and most active community in the world dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We empower engineers with skills needed for professional advancement, and provide environments where networking and mentorship are valued. WWCode has garnered a membership exceeding 167,000, executed more than 9,000 events around the world, and has a presence in 20 countries.

ITExperience
ITExperience is a non-profit organization that provides educational and real-life IT project experience to participants with the goal to help them be better equipped with the skills needed in the IT/Technology industry that will enable them to land a job or start their own business. Our target participants include upskillers, IT/Tech Bootcamp graduates, fresh graduates in the technology industry, people returning to the industry. Our platform will provide tools for online training and collaboration such as Udemy, Cousera, Udacity, Github, Trello and will also draw mentors from academia and industry experts. In addition to providing educational, mentoring, and real-life project experiences, our platform will also assist participants in networking with industry, resume services, job search, and IT/Tech job recruiting.