You might have noticed that we recently changed our name – twice! Why is that? Well, to answer this question, we need to get into the details of the international Intellectual Property Law. In this episode, I review the basics of the trademark law. What is a trademark and why should you care?
Sometimes less is more… How to network as a job hunter?
There are two main types of networking. Namely, you can either network horizontally or vertically. Horizontal networking means increasing the width of your network by gaining several (casual) professional contacts. These are often people whom you only met once. They recognize your name and expertise, yet, you haven’t gone through any projects together and so they don’t know how it feels to work with you in practice.
Some time ago, in the recent history of the recruitment industry, a discussion upon the CV of Marissa Mayer flared up. Back then, she was the CEO and the President of Yahoo! And a former executive, usability leader, and key spokeswoman for Google. At some point, Marissa publicized her resume in 2016, which was soon critically assessed in public by a number of experts in the recruitment industry. So, if you copy the template, will you skyrocket your career and land jobs in a blink of an eye? Or perhaps, it’s quite the opposite: your application will get drowned in the pile of other applications and become invisible in the job market?
Perhaps the best career advisors are those who made the most mistakes in their own careers and learned the most from these mistakes! In this episode, we talk with Vera Chan, PhD, Vicky Sherwood, PhD, and David Mendes, PhD, about our own career bloopers — the mistakes we made and what we learned from them.
Today’s job market is complex and uncertain – we live in times of the pandemic, the Great Reset, the Great Resignation, and the Great Confusion. How did the expectations of the employees towards their employers and working environments change in the last few years? How to build trust as a company? How to attract and nourish talent? The Great Reset: are the conspiracy theories true? What does loyalty mean today? We discussed al these topics in the panel!
Christopher Madan, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Nottingham in the UK. He has a broad range of research interests, but primarily studies memory, aging, and brain imaging. He completed his PhD at the University of Alberta (Canada) in 2014, which included a one-year visiting scientist position at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany. He then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Boston College (USA) for three years. Chris uses a combination of cognitive psychology, neuroimaging, and computational modeling methods in his research. He also has done work related to open science, mentorship, and implementing learning science strategies in other fields.
James Heathers, PhD is a chief scientific officer at Cipher Skin Inc., a company focused on capturing Movement and Internal Metrics from Humans and Objects to Deliver Meaningful, Visualized Insights for healthcare.
He has a long record in academia, where he first completed a PhD in Psychophysiology at the University of Sydney in 2014, and then worked as a an Endeavour Research Fellow at Poznań University of Medical Sciences and Postdoctoral Researcher at Northeastern University.
In his career, James got familiar with a number of disciplines related to physiological measurements from people, such as physiology, data acquisition, hardware, software, signal analysis, building databases and user interfaces, testing, quality management, stakeholder management, grant acquisition, and others.
He also advocates for reproducibility and transparency in science.