Are your students or clients ever concerned about the perceptions hiring managers will have of their name, sexuality, or religious affiliation? Do your clients ask for your advice on how cultural identifiers should be presented on a resume or shared during an interview? Despite the growing number of diversity hiring plans implemented across various sectors, job seekers still have concerns about facing bias during the hiring process. In this webinar, participants will discuss how to coach and advise students on overcoming bias in the job search process. Various diversity variables will be explored and their impact on professionals documents, interviewing, and networking.
Whether the majority of your clients are underrepresented populations or not, this webinar is a must for every career development professional providing direct counseling, coaching or advising on employability skills and job searching.
Lakeisha Mathews is Director of the Career and Professional Development Center at the University of Baltimore. She formally served as Associate Director of Career Services at the University of Maryland University College and as Assistant Director for Alumni & Graduate Students at the Loyola University Maryland Career Center.
Lakeisha is also the owner of a career coaching business called Right Resumes & Career Coaching, LLC which she launched in 2012. Right Resumes & Career Coaching serves entry-level and mid-career professionals in the DC Metro area and specializes in resume writing, career planning and strategy and professional development seminars.
Mrs. Mathews holds several industry certifications as a Certified Professional Career Coach, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Global Career Development Facilitator, Certified Career Services Provider, Certified Business and Employer Services Professional, and is certified to teach Etiquette to Adults and Professionals. She received her M.S. in Human Resource Development from Towson University and a B.A. in Communication from the University of Maryland College Park. Lakeisha is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Innovation from Wilmington University.
Lakeisha is a published authors and thought leader in the field of career services. In 2016, Lakeisha co-authored a chapter in the book Find Your Fit, published by the Association of Talent Development. She is currently serving as the Trustee for Higher Education Career Counselors & Educators for the National Career Development Association, the largest career development association in the world. In 2011, she served as president of the Maryland Career Development Association.