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URISA Texas & SWIGGIS Austin - Your Map To Success: Virtual Interviewing Panel Discussion

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar


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Your Map To Success:

Virtual Interviewing

Join URISA Texas & SWIGGIS Austin for Your Map To Success: Virtual Interviewing, a discussion of how to navigate the virtual interview. Come to get your questions answered!

Panel Discussion Outline:

Due to the sudden need to bring many positions online, virtual interviews has become a necessity when traditional interviews cannot take place face-to-face. For some, virtual interviewing has been a part of their job searching process already, for others it is their first time navigating the technology and dynamics. Virtual interviewing or video interviewing uses technology like video conferencing and other online communication platforms. Virtual interviews are often conducted much the same way as face-to-face interviews although there are special considerations and adjustments due to the limited ability to read body language and facial expressions. Here's how you can increase the likelihood that an employer asks you to come in for round two of an interview.

In this panel discussion, we will cover topics valuable for both interviewees and interviewers. You will learn tips for your virtual interview -- which includes the process so you know what to generally expect including how teams are integrated into the process, how to prepare by having a technology plan, how to convey your best self virtually, being a self advocate and behavioral best practices so you may be better prepared for your next virtual interview.  Interviewers will also learn about how to be mindful of reaching a more diverse, global group of candidates during the hiring process to find the right candidate.

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About The Speakers:

Michelle Coughlin is a Human Resources Advisor - Talent Acquisition for the City of Austin Public Works Department in Austin, TX. She received her BA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. Michelle is a Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional and a licensed attorney with the State of Texas. Like many entities adjusting to a virtual environment, her Department moved to virtual interviewing amid the pandemic. Michelle wrote the virtual interviewing procedure for her Department and helps hiring managers navigate hiring in a virtual world. 

Marcus Primm has worked in both the private and public sectors including working in information security right out of the Airforce, managing accounts with Travelers Insurance in the City of Hartford and engaging the community and stakeholders for nonprofits and local governments such as Urban Strategies, an organization that specializes in neighborhood revitalization, City of San Antonio Health Department examining childhood obesity and the City of Austin’s Neighborhood Partnering Program which helps Austin residents carry out improvement projects. Now, Mr. Primm is a partner in an investment properties business and working for a nonprofit doing community engagement policy.

Tim Nolan was hired on at Collin County in 1992. He established a student internship program in 1994 that thrives to this day. He launched GIS, Scrum and Kanban at Collin County. He has learned in the last few years that Records Management is cooler than you think and Apps are the best way to share information. GIS was his first love, and Agile is his new love. 

About the Moderator:

Courtney Roe, GISP has been a member of the GIS, CAD, and Survey community since 2013, with her roots in these fields going back to her academic experience at Texas State University and Austin Community College. Courtney is currently employed at Pape-Dawson Engineers as a Civil CAD Designer in Land Development and is both a GISP and Autodesk Civil 3D Certified Professional. She enjoys being on the Board of Supporting Women in Geography & GIS (SWIGGIS) and is always engaged in the GIS and CAD community.

As a curator of knowledge, Courtney brings an enthusiasm and passion for the integration of Civil CAD, Surveying and GIS to maximize the potential of the industry. “Embrace it, we never stop learning!”

This webinar is open to the public and is welcoming and respectful of all people.

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