The Housatonic River Job Network, an open group dedicated to those underemployed or in transition to meet, will host guest speaker Cindy Torres of the online jobs site Indeed at its next meeting on Thursday, at 7 p.m. on April 25 7 p.m. at the Case Memorial Library in Orange.
In addition to its job search tools, Indeed has become the go-to resource for information and research about companies. It publishes labor market news, blogs covering employer trends and current outlooks for hiring.
Torres is the company’s site lead for veterans and allies group, and manager of national franchise accounts.
The Indeed team will discuss what the site is, how it has grown, recent changes and how to best operate it. In the first half, the team will explain and discuss the best ways to navigate Indeed, as well as illustrate how to upload a resume so employers can clearly see it. They will also reveal some tips to ensure a job seeker’s profile stands out.
In the second half of the presentation, the Indeed team will demonstrate the best ways to utilize Indeed for company research. Attendees will also be able to get help creating an Indeed account and uploading their resumes.
Participants are welcome to bring their laptops. They will have the chance to do some searching and applying to jobs on their own.
Torres is an experienced talent acquisition professional with a history of working across numerous industries such as healthcare, insurance and logistics. More recently, she has shifted to an emphasis within the automotive space. She is skilled in search engine optimization and places a high emphasis on building strong relationships, fusing technical knowledge with versatile problem-solving skills. Her current focus is on developing strategies for hiring despite industry talent shortages, geographic and population challenges.
The Case Memorial Library is located at 176 Tyler City Rd. Email Alex Yaworowski at [email protected] for further information.