Irrelevant professional experience

I moved a lot between the private and the public sector, going from research to policy and consulting. This made my CV to look like it was bombarded.

After applying to a few research jobs and a discussion with a recruiter friend, I drew one conclusion: your CV doesn’t really matter.

By this, I mean that no recruiter (in a broad sense) will read your CV if you do not have those 2, 5 or more years of experience precisely in the field that he/she is looking for. For example, for a research job, if you didn’t work just in research, you don’t stand a chance. Continue reading “Irrelevant professional experience”

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Not everyone makes a difference

I heard time and time again saying that they want to make a difference in life, to leave something behind them when they die.

But thinking a little on the matter reveals this: not everyone is meant to do that. We are not all Einstein(s), Marie Curie, James Hetfield, Frank Lloyd Wright, Elon Musk and so on. The list is pretty long and can go on and on.

Not everyone is meant to do great things in life. We can go on with our small life and routines work-home-work and have fun in the week-ends.

But everyone leaves a print on the way they work. Even if your impact is little, only by educating your children or helping someone with money once, you are making a difference. You don’t necessarily need to know that you are doing this.

I wrote an article a few years ago about helping someone in need. You can find it HERE.

You can impact someone’s life without waiting for credits. Without even feeling good or bad about. You can just do it.

A small difference is still a difference.

Humanity`s motivator

In the past few days, I`ve been working on a project and I couldn`t figure out one thing, one small thing that I did before tens of times. I tried to get motivated, listening to the music which usually picks me up. I also tried several other methods.

I love patterns. I enjoy finding them and I used them in my work before. Identifying them is easy enough if you are not looking for something in particular. You will simply notice them. READ MORE IF YOU WANT TO FIND THE ANSWER

H2020 SME Instrument: Funding for innovative business models

Due to the fact that I received quite a few questions on what can be funded in agriculture through the H2020 SME Instrument, I`m gonna give some details and try to answer some of the questions.

With about 20% of the questions on this topic, I’m talking about business models. Some people said that innovation in agriculture does not really exist outside multinationals. They said that the only innovations are, in fact, new business models and that these are hard to finance.images

Well, it`s not so hard.  DEFINITELY READ MORE

H2020 SME Instrument: funding innovative startups

The H2020 SME Instrument gives funding to every kind of innovation possible. And the accent is on innovation.

If you`re an agri startup that wants funding to break through the market with the same products that everyone`s developing, you will NOT get funded. If, however, you`re building something no one has seen (it can be software, hardware, a new way of farming, a new business model etc.), you have a chance.

I`m saying “a chance” because the competition is high, really high.

So, as I said, the accent is on innovation. In order to have a winning proposal, you got to explain two main things: why it is commercially viable and what is innovative about your idea. It`s not enough to have a groundbreaking idea. You have to show that it will survive on the market, make a profit (eventually) and change the paradigm.

'This is gonna sound crazy, but I've got an idea.'
‘This is gonna sound crazy, but I’ve got an idea.’

Tell me: do you have an idea that you want to develop?

The SME Instrument offers three ways of supporting you: TAKE CHANCE AND GO FOR IT. READ MORE HERE