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How I will job hunt from now on!

I’ve been unemployed for almost 5 months now. In the meantime, I applied to a few jobs and went to a few interviews. At one company, the recruiter invited me to the interview because she hadn’t seen a resume like mine before (a whole bunch of studies and experience linked to the field in every kind of organization). She just wanted to chat with me unfortunately. I passed a couple of interviews at that specific company, but didn’t get the job because my profile didn`t fit the job description.shutterstock_48556021

Right now, I am no longer applying for jobs where I don’t fit the profile perfectly. I did that in the first couple of months because I was desperate (I’ve never been unemployed and always like to work on new things). But, as I said, I only got a few interviews and a lot of “We are sorry to tell you that…” messages.

Thus, my new job hunting strategy involves only two things: Continue reading “How I will job hunt from now on!”

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The rural-urban divide in #FoodSecurity

For decades now, researchers have noticed a new trend in migration. While 100 years ago, about 85% of all people were living in the countryside, today only 50% of people are living in rural areas. And, as the number of rural inhabitants decreases (with about 180000 people each day), so does the number of people going into agriculture. As I have stated in several previous blog posts, the number of young people going into agriculture is decreasing and we face an ageing population. As an example, in Europe only 6% of all farmers are under 35 years old, while more than 80% are over 55 years old. Continue reading “The rural-urban divide in #FoodSecurity”

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Challenging your Thought(s) For Food

A few years ago, when I first attended Syngenta`s Forum for the Future of Agriculture I found out about the TFF Challenge, a competition aimed at students of all levels that has set an objective to “feed 9 billion by 2050” by unleashing the creative potential of youth in designing innovative solutions for ending world hunger. Continue reading “Challenging your Thought(s) For Food”