My name is Natalia and I blog out of a deep need to share the lessons learned in the process of traveling and working with people of all professions and backgrounds. I started to blog as a sophomore student at the University of Warsaw back in 2006 and I haven’t stopped ever since!
Despite my academic education in STEM sciences and analytic mind, I am primarily a student of life. I value street knowledge the most and if you wish to join me on my journey, you are in the right place!
I have always had a deep interest in both people and technological innovation. This is also why I chose to pursue a PhD in Computational Neuroscience (graduated in 2020). Today, I’m focused on learning about the job market and helping professionals and teams self-navigate, build value, and subvert all the expectations. This blog documents my personal journey as a career and business advisor, but also, my progress as a writer!
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My dream is to launch my own career center slash a little startup accelerator. I would like to buy a huge house in a countryside and convert it into an intelligent house full of cool facilities and always full of intelligent, driven, positive people who have mindset set for professional and personal growth. I wrote more about where I am coming from and how I would like to run this place in the article “Dreamers Gonna Dream. On Personal Goals Baked During the Pandemic” on this blog.
If you would like to fund me a coffee or fund one brick of this career center (or both!), please use the accounts given below for donations.
Donations in FIAT:
Please use my business website link to make your payment.
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Important: I might invest my earnings but I never invest donations; it is too much responsibility to risk those funds. I put them all aside and stack them for the cause.
Perhaps instead of donation, you can invest in some life-changing content or a course that I prepared? That’s even better! In that case, you are most welcome to browse through my books and other products and services!
My Professional Activities
An innovative career incubator and accelerator: an R&D, EdTech, and consulting company that conducts independent research on the fast changing job market. We build tools and practices to help professionals self-navigate in the job market and craft their dream careers, as well as help businesses create synergistic, healthy, and happy teams in times of AI.
In our intensive online career development workshops for students, PhDs, and IT professionals we combine knowledge about the job market with a battery of self-discovery exercises. At our courses, you will learn about different cultures in the job market, and how to recognize where you should go next. We will also actively help you in applying for jobs: we will create a personal job-search strategy for you, and keep in touch with you after the course to make sure that you successfully launch your new career.
One of the initiatives I run within Welcome Solutions, is a little YouTube channel dedicated to career development, post-PhD careers, and to self-development in general. In this channel, we post career advice, talk with with career experts, and people with interesting career paths who share their stories and life lessons with us.
Invite the speakers for our channel by yourself! Please find all the information here: https://ontologyofvalue.com/career-talks/
Ontology of Value YouTube channel where we post the episodes:
This new aptitude test I’ve created in my company, is a scientifically informed tool that helps professionals and students in self-navigating in the job market.
Would you like to discover what your natural way of creating value for other people is, and in which roles you would thrive?
Would you like to find out today which working environment would fit you best? In which tribe in the job market would you be most appreciated?
You don’t need to learn this over the years by trial and error – you can find out today!
My first creation, the book entitled:
is out on Amazon! I have put a lot of heart into this book. The purpose of this book is to give you an overview of what you are capable (and might not even think of!) after completing a PhD, and a vista of directions you might consider to develop a happy, fulfilling professional life.
It explores not only the scope of high-level employment in which PhDs usually excel, but also provides broad descriptions of the tribes that have formed in the job market and their characteristic behaviors.
My second creation, the book entitled:
“How To Navigate in the Job Market and Shine in the Job Interviews”
is out on Amazon too! This comprehensive guidebook lists advice for approaching job applications and interviews that will guide you through the whole job search and job application process. It will provide you all the information necessary to get through the job search and job application process with flying colors and land your next contract!
This book was written for anyone who wishes to learn the efficient and proven techniques to search for and land jobs like a pro — for the go-getters who wish to make the best next move in the career development game and dare to aim high.
My third book entitled:
is coming up in a few months! The book touches topics such as:
- How is the job market structured and why did it evolve this way?
- For what reasons do most people change jobs these days? What are the good strategies?
- What are the tribes in the job market? How do they work and how to recognize where you belong?
- How do people who self-navigate well think and make decisions?
- How to make sure that you develop your potential to the fullest?
- How to stay on top of the job market?
- How to stay forever young on your mind?
In my free time, I play the role of an informal advisory board member for my friends’ businesses. If you have some interesting business idea that you’d like to discuss, or if you have an existing business which you would like to brainstorm about, contact me! 🙂
An independent non-profit organization with ANBI status that offers good quality career advice to early career researchers. We have a top-notch panel of advisors, and you can ask your questions any time!