Speaking Engagements

I’m a sought-after job search speaker because I educate and inform in a relaxed, practical, and hands-on way. My webinar, workshop, and seminar attendees consistently give me top scores in post-presentation evaluations for my down-to-earth delivery style and the value of the content I cover.

I enjoy speaking to working professionals, job seekers, and college students at networking groups, professional associations, college campuses, job fairs, and industry conferences. Contact me if you’re interested in having me present a webinar, workshop, or seminar to your group. I’m always open to developing new content specific to your group’s needs, but here are some frequently-requested topics:

Revamp Your Resume—And Get Hired

I use a before-and-after format to show job seekers how to transform a ho-hum resume into a resume that gets results. Using actual client resumes, I share practical tips and tricks for resume challenges that can sometimes trip up job seekers:

  • The young professional
  • The career changer
  • The aspiring executive
  • The 50+ professional

Praise for this Presentation: “Mir was the first presenter in the NC State Alumni Association’s Career Webinar Series and we couldn’t have picked a better person to kick off the year. After discussing our target population, goals for the event, and content ideas, she created a custom presentation that resonated extremely well with the audience. The feedback from alumni was phenomenal and we are thrilled to have her on our schedule again for the coming year.”

— Catherine Tuttle, Manager, Alumni Career Services, NC State University

How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

Most working professionals have a LinkedIn page, but do they have a strong, branded presence that gets noticed by recruiters and builds professional credibility? This talk is chocked full of practical, do-able LinkedIn advice to help boost visibility and reputation on LinkedIn. I also answers questions like:

  • Should I upgrade to a paid LinkedIn membership? Is it worth it?
  • How can I keep my profile updated without looking like I’m job hunting?
  • How often should I update my status?
  • What’s the smartest way to participate in LinkedIn Groups?

Praise for this Presentation: “A shout out to Mir for the excellent presentation on LinkedIn she provided for us. I contracted with Mir for a one-hour webinar hosted by the Women’s Networking Group – a Colleague Resource Group of Zoetis. Almost 100 field sales colleagues attended the webinar as we learned how to make the most of LinkedIn including how to write a profile, how to establish our LinkedIn brand, and why it is important to be an active participant. I highly recommend Mir as a knowledgeable and engaged speaker who will take the time to research your group in order to provide the most pertinent information.”

— Teena Barnett, MBA, Equine Specialist

Get Ready to Relaunch

This workshop is specifically designed to assist jobseekers who are returning to the workforce after a career break. Attendees are equipped to re-build their resumes, network more effectively, and build confidence in themselves as professionals with marketable skills to offer.

  • Inspiration, motivation, and support
  • Practical ideas to address the gap on a resume
  • How to highlight skills gained while volunteering
  • How to combat ageism for jobseekers over 50

Praise for this Presentation: “The response was overwhelming when Mir spoke with our Back to Business group about addressing the gap in our resumes. She was generous with her time and knowledgeable as she educated and entertained us with relevant stories, suggestions, and answers. Instead of a planned presentation, Mir was very personable and used materials she prepared specifically for our group to highlight relevant scenarios, making the workshop interactive with plenty of time for specific questions. Her speaking ability is spot-on and attendees walked away thrilled and with a plan. We will definitely invite her back.”

— Michelle Steenland Dawson, Back to Business Women’s Conference