General Career Advice

How To Network As a Job Hunter?

Career Development Strategies E071 How To Network As a Job Hunter? Horizontal vs Vertical Networking

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.

Marissa Mayer perfect resume

Career Development Strategies E069 Is Marissa Mayer’s Resume Perfect? Should You Use Her Template For Your Job Applications?

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?

Career Development Strategies: The job market of today, the job market of tomorrow

Career Development Strategies E066 The Job Market of Today, The Job Market of Tomorrow: A Panel Discussion

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

Career Development Strategies E065 How Can a Supervisor Support PhD Students In Transitioning To Industry?

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.

Caolan Kovach Orr

Career Development Strategies E060 How To Thrive In Data Science? How To Get Hired and Flourish?

Caolan Kovach-Orr, PhD, earned his PhD in theoretical biology from McGill in 2015. His research was focused on predator-prey interactions. Today, he is an Experienced Director Level data scientist who excels at hiring great people. Currently focused on Machine Learning for Insurance Pricing, solving novel problems, and product creation/development.

He has a proven track record in Team Management (including new & existing hires), Predictive Modeling (Machine Learning – Gradient Boosted Trees, Random Forest, GLM), Creating Actionable Insights, Team Management (including hiring new team members), Feature Engineering, Data Manipulation/Cleansing, New Product Creation, and Research & Development (academic and industry).

Career Development Strategies E059 How To Build a Connection With Your Audience and Effectively Communicate Your Research

Mark Bayer helps scientists, engineers, and organizations get funding, gain influence and build relationships with their most important stakeholders, including Members of Congress, investors, and the public, with custom-crafted, true-to-life communication training and government relations services.

Tailoring his unique, 360-degree approach to the specific needs of his clients, he creates and implements high-impact solutions. His methodology is shaped by two decades of work across the government, corporate, and non-profit sectors: as Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, management consultant for Price Waterhouse Coopers, and co-founder and Board Chairman of a non-profit organization.