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The Ontology of ValueTM
Career Transition Program

Industry Professionals Edition 2022

Intensive Online Career Development Program
for Active Industry Professionals Who Seek a Change

Discover your competitive advantage as a professional, learn all the strategies necessary to land great jobs, and start your new career with us!

Launch Your New Career With Us! Join Our Career Transition Workshop!

The Ontology of Value™ Career Transition Program is an intensive online career transition workshop  tailor-made for active professionals who seeks a change in their careers. As every good show, this career transition workshop consists of three acts!
  1. You will learn all you need to know about your opportunities in the job market. You will go through a number of self-discovery exercises that will help you determine where you fit best.
  2. You will acquire and train all the skills you need to search for and land good jobs. This knowledge will serve you for a lifetime!
  3. You will learn general self-navigation strategies to make fast progress in any working environment and quickly adjust to the changing job market.

And all this in a group of ambitious, helpful, and motivated people like you!

For Whom Is This Career Transition Workshop?

  • Those who seek improvement or change in their professional lives,
  •   People who are open to working in the international job market,
  •   Specialists and managers seeking tools for leveraging their professional competencies.

Why Is This Career Transition Program Right For You?

  • ✓ Zero generalities.  You will receive a test diagnosing your individual competitive advantage on the labor market,
  • ✓ None theorizing.  You will learn and practice a range of effective strategies of seeking and winning attractive positions, in accordance with your individual professional profile and needs,
  • ✓ No outdated information.  You will gain all the skills you need to look for and get a job in 2022: creating a competitive resume and LinkedIn profile, writing winning cover letters, self-presentation during job interviews in accordance with the current industry standards, and broadly understood networking skills,
  • ✓ Advanced option.  In the additional, extended part of the program (+ 2 weeks), we teach how to build your career in the long term, how to be entrepreneurial and independent in your professional life, how to self-manage yourself like a pro and quickly adapt to any working environment. This knowledge will serve you throughout your career!
We offer more than a career workshop...
It's a career transforming experience
and an exciting inner journey!

Our New Program Updated For The Job Market AD 2022 Includes:

  • ➣ Professional help in developing your career,
  • ➣ Interactive lectures, hands-on exercises, group assignments (3 hour-long live sessions every week),
  • ➣ Digital training materials and handouts,
  • ➣ A set of homework assignments to help you in your self-discovery process (~4 hours of individual work after every live session),
  • An access to The Ontology of Value TM Test and our methodology
  • ➣ Unlimited access to our internal “Ask me anything” career-development channel on Discord – also after the workshop!
  • ➣ New, international professional contacts,
  • ➣ Professional skills that will serve you for a lifetime, such as predicting and tracking the job market, networking skills, self-presentation & personal branding online.

The number of seats per each edition of our career transition workshop is strictly limited. First come first serve.

Choose the Package That Best Suits Your Needs

4-Week Program🔥

  • In this plan, you will:
  • Grow your professional identity,
  • Build a vision for your “dream job” & “dream lifestyle,”
  • Find out what is your competitive advantage in the job market, and where you should start your adventure,
  • Learn how to pitch and brand yourself,
  • Create a resume that fits the industry standards,
  • Learn to network and build social capital efficiently,
  • Learn how to pass job interviews with flying colors, and practice job interviews,
  • Create a personal plan of action and take active steps towards landing your new position.

279 EUR + VAT

6-Week Program🚀

  • In this plan, you will:
  • Get everything in the 4-Week Program

PLUS

  • Test your entrepreneurial mind,
  • Learn self-management techniques for life,
  • Learn how to self-navigate online like a pro,
  • Learn how to assess and predict the job market.

399 EUR + VAT

Add-ons

Next to live workshop, you can also book an additional, individual coaching package that includes:
  • ➣ An individual follow-up online career consultancy session after the course with the course leader (2 hours),
  • ➣ Professional editing of your job application documents: resume, application letters, LinkedIn profile.

149 EUR + VAT (instead of 189 EUR + VAT)

Join Us & Enroll For Our Career Transition Workshop Today!

Starting date: Tuesday 7th June 2022 6 pm – 9 pm CET (on every Tuesday)

Starting date: Tuesday 6th September 2022 6 pm – 9 pm CET (on every Tuesday)

Why Choose Our Program?

We always take an individual approach to every participant — you will be taken care of! At the end of the training, you will be fully equipped to rock the job market — not only now, but also in the future. You will develop self-navigation skills for life!
Our workshops are highly interactive and vibrant, and the atmosphere is always joyful. Moreover, we care about the team spirit. We encourage collaboration and make sure that the participants learn from each other and are mutually supportive. Career development is a challenge, and it is always more efficient when you work in a supportive group. So, if you are building a new career in times of the pandemic, don’t be alone in the process! 
WATCH OUT!
You might experience rapid changes in your professional life after taking this class 🙂

The Ontology of ValueTM System

We believe that the best approach to develop your full potential, is to find your competitive advantage in the job market and cooperate / collaborate rather than compete. This approach proves to be the most effective both in business and in career building! Therefore, we will help you determine your unique professional identity and position yourself in the job market in a way to excel. In the job market, there is no one else like you. You have your unique “professional identity” or “professional fingerprint.” This fingerprint is composed of a set of your core competencies acquired throughout your education process and professional career, your individual way of creating value for others, and your values and beliefs that make you fit into specific working environments. We use our own methodology developed with our in-house R & D tools to let you discover your fingerprint and navigate in the job market like a pro!
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You Will Discover Your Natural Path To Create Value:

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CREATOR (a.k.a. Hipster, Visionary, Designer, Inventor, Innovator) is an individual whose biggest driving force is novelty. Creators can be found in all areas of the job market—from politics, through arts and sciences, to all branches of industry including IT. Creators’ minds circulate around high-level concepts. They feel the happiest when they derive new ideas and produce new, original content that amazes their environment. Creators treat professional life as a life-long pilgrimage: a journey from solving one type of problem or developing one concept to another.
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SPECIALIST (a.k.a. Hacker, Developer, Expert, Problem-solver, Engineer) is a professional whose biggest drive is tackling specific, specialistic problems. Specialist’s ambition is becoming an expert or the to-go-to-person in a certain domain. Specialists can independently come up with new solutions, i.e., hack problems. They find utter joy in finding geeky tricks to solve the issues encountered by their colleagues and astonishing people in their environment by making unexpected fixes to everyday problems.
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LINCHPIN (a.k.a. Hustler, Communicator, Deal-maker, Community-builder, Connector) is a communicator and a deal-maker whose biggest drive is growing projects and building impact by developing and managing communities, finding collaborators and followers. The term “linchpin” means the central, pivotal piece of a wheel. Linchpins are, indeed, the hearts of their communities. They have strong interpersonal skills, are empathic, and easily take other people’s perspectives. They enjoy expanding projects by increasing the outreach and finding potential new clients or beneficiaries of the organizations that they represent. Linchpins love people! They are usually well-connected and gifted with the ability to find the right people at the right time.
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MANAGER (a.k.a. Executive, Leader, Principal) is an individual whose biggest passion is managing a functional team and steering it in a way to reach the chosen goals. Managers feel the happiest when they can orchestrate a group of people to reach their targets efficiently and in a friendly, collaborative atmosphere. They ​are good at finding synergies between people and putting the team members in the right roles. However, managers also take an individual approach to optimally motivate every team member.
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ACHIEVER (a.k.a. Role-model, Performer, High-flyer, Go-getter) loves to compete and win. Achiever’s biggest drive is to become the leader in some disciplines and serve as a role model to others. Some achievers (e.g., Olympians) aim to become world-renowned professionals in their field and inspire young people around the globe. Other achievers don’t seek public attention, but rather, prefer to be recognized in a narrow, specialistic field. In either case, achievers have the ambition to get to some level of measurable success and influence others in a positive way.
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MISSIONARY (a.k.a. Mentor, Helper, Guardian, Protector, Supporter) is an individual whose biggest drive is to help other people directly. Most missionaries have a strong personal sense of mission (as the name suggests!) and are eager to compromise on their level of comfort or sacrifice a large portion of their free time to serve others. Missionaries feel the happiest when they see the smile on the face of the person whom they have just helped. They highly value non-material qualities at work, such as integrity, equality, and diversity.
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CONTRIBUTOR (a.k.a. Workplace-Architect, Logistician, Coordinator, Planner, Trustee) prefers to create an infrastructure for others so that they can accomplish their projects and build their careers. Contributors usually avoid the spotlight—they prefer to work from behind the scenes. They care about creating a friendly atmosphere at work and are masters of multitasking. Contributors feel the happiest when they observe that their working environment develops in harmony, and when they live a balanced lifestyle. They enjoy hearing that it feels great working with them and that their contribution matters.
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INVESTOR (a.k.a. Capitalist, Financial Libertarian, Patron, Philanthropistaims to achieve full financial freedom and only focus on doing projects out of interest rather than out of need. Investors don’t search for fame and recognition for what they do. They prefer to build their wealth in silence and live a peaceful life so that they can enjoy a high degree of personal freedom and cherry-pick projects that are most exciting to them. They are also eager to support budding projects with their know-how and financial resources.

We Will Also Find Out Which Working Environments Naturally Fit You Best:

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PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS AND NGOS include government-funded organizations, e.g., the Ministry of Education, the Chamber of Commerce, national grant agencies, data centers funded by the government, think tanks summoned by the government, and nonprofits. Some nonprofits don’t get funding from the government per se; they need to acquire financial resources independently through grants, crowdfunding, public tax benefits, and donations. Such organizations are often referred to as Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). NGO space covers a broad range of societal problems, from the environment to social equality. Since both governmental institutions and NGOs are non-profit and share some characteristics, they are placed in the same category.
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CONSULTANCY COMPANIES offer professional research and advisory within a certain field of expertise to other companies and public organizations. They operate on a project basis: as an umbrella agency, they summon a team of consultants or delegate a consultant for every contracted project. Consultancy is a broad term; consultants work in multiple areas: providing professional assessment and planning to the government, massive data science- and biotechnological projects, business management, general management, education, conflict resolution, market research, planning the public infrastructure, professional training, etc.
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CORPORATIONS are, in public understanding, large companies, hiring more than 250 employees (although in legal terms, a “corporation” is defined differently, i.e., as a legal entity separate and distinct from its owners). Some corporations focus on manufacturing products and services for other businesses and the government. Other corporations work in the Business-to-Customer (B2C) model and deliver services straight to customers’ homes. Corporations function and legal persons, or “born out of statute,” and are governed by the corporate law.
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SMALL TO MIDDLE-SIZED ENTERPRISES (SMES) are, by definition, companies with no more than 250 employees on board. These companies usually occupy a niche in their branch of industry, producing goods and services for their customers (Business-to-Customer, or B2C), for other businesses (Business-to-Business, or B2B), or public institutions (Business-to-Government, or B2G). Their main ambition is to become the leading provider of certain services or products in their geographical area or their niche of the market.
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STARTUPS are companies in the early stages of development (hence the name)—usually, smaller than 100 employees. Yet, from the very start, the company’s founders aim to scale the operations and grow. Startups are usually born in highly competitive fields such as IT, healthcare, or agriculture. Moreover, they often start their adventure with a sort of debt, namely funds from private investors or bank loans. For these reasons, startups often fail; after 10 years from incorporation, only about 10% of startups survive on the market—and among those, many change owners by getting sold to larger companies. Nevertheless, there is no shortage of adventurous founders willing to try their luck launching a new enterprise in the hope to create the next unicorn company.
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ACADEMIA is an ecosystem of universities and research centers whose primary purpose is to conduct scientific research, expand the boundaries of human knowledge, create new scientific content, and educate a new generation of scientists. Today, the boundaries between academia and industry started melting: companies often diversify and strengthen their R&D departments by collaborating with universities and running joint PhD programs
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ENTREPRENEURSHIP means solving new problems, coming up with solutions, and building new products and services around them—with the intention to grow. Entrepreneurs usually intend to gradually increase the revenue, hire more employees, and develop their products and services further so that the market share and the value of the company will grow as well. Developing startups is challenging; statistically, most startups fail. However, even though working in business can be a path through pain, blood, and tears, and requires strong intuition and some degree of luck, it can be a great adventure leading to an exciting lifestyle and deep satisfaction from work.
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FREELANCING means offering your services to individuals, businesses, and public institutions as a self-employed professional. Freelancers work in all industries today, as many companies prefer to work with freelancers on specific, specialistic projects over hiring employees. Professionals such as artists, authors, professional speakers, or athletes also freelance. One can become a freelancer by establishing a sole proprietorship and promoting your brand to attract clients—or otherwise, by becoming a subcontractor to another business. Freelancing requires expertise in a certain domain and a great dose of self-management skills. It can be highly rewarding though, both in terms of remuneration and the overall satisfaction from work.

Our Philosophy

Given all my skills and talents, where should I go next? Where will I flourish and build the career I love? Are there any hidden career paths I haven’t noticed just yet? Where can I find “my” people in the job market and how to join them? We have the answers.
Namely, the answers to these questions depend not only on your skills but also on your personality, working style, and values. And as a matter of fact, there is nothing like the best job in the world. In fact, you and your job are like two pieces of a puzzle — to be happy at work, you will need to find that the perfect fit! During our intensive workshop, we will look for your “Person-Market Fit” together.
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Moreover, how can you get an edge in today’s job market? It is all about you and your self-discovery; about how you are as a professional. It’s about your mindset, in-demand skills, and planning strategies. In our workshops, we combine insightful, up-to-date information on the job market with intensive training in self-navigation. This is what tells us apart: we don’t just fill missing space in your profile. Instead, we guide you so that you can dig deep into yourself, improve on your networking and negotiation skills, and your strategy planning. In order to achieve this, we include interactive group lectures, self-discovery exercises, aptitude tests, mock-up job interviews, group exercises, and a 1-1 consultancy session in our workshops.

Our Training Strategy For Our Career Transition Workshops

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We conduct our own R&D based on networking, field research, informational interviews, and psychometrics combined with machine learning. Therefore, we don’t offer yet another career orientation workshop based on textbook knowledge! During our courses, you will go through a battery of aptitude tests and exercises to help you determine the career path that might be optimal for you.

But this is not all – we also keep in touch with the participants of our workshops and help them further! Firstly, our participants receive a battery of homework assignments. Secondly, we stay in touch after the course through the dedicated channel. We also provide further career advice via a dedicated newsletter. 

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The Coach

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The program is led by Dr. Natalia Bielczyk, the author of the book “What Is out There For Me? The Landscape of Post-PhD Career Tracks” and the author of the Ontology of ValueTM Test  Natalia is an entrepreneur, researcher, author, and philanthropist. She graduated from the College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in

Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Warsaw, Poland, with a triple MS in Physics, Mathematics, and Psychology. Thereafter, she obtained a PhD in Computational Neuroscience at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In 2018, she launched a public foundation, Stichting Solaris Onderzoek en Ontwikkeling, aiming to help early-career researchers find new careers in industry. In 2019, she established Ontology of Value. Next to writing books on career development, she runs a YouTube channel and blogs. Even though she chose to work in the open market, she is still a researcher in her free time and she believes in the compatibility of science and entrepreneurship.