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NOTICE: In response to COVID-19 and with respect to our participants’, partners’ and volunteers’ health and safety, all Startup Grind Oslo events will be held VIRTUALLY until further notice. Once registered, a link will be sent out to all ticket holders on the day of the event.
High demand for skilled, international talent in Norway!
Startup Grind Oslo is bringing to you a webinar hosted by Skillfugees, an exclusive full service recruitment program for skilled refugees and migrants in Norway.
It’s been a few weeks since coronavirus became part of our lives and we are all facing a tough time. In moments like this, it is important to remember that communities exist to offer support, resources, and connections. #HelpOthers #GiveFirst
Knowing that some of our #SGOslo community members are active job seekers and some have recently lost their jobs, it’s understandable if being at home now creates uncertainty about your next step.
We want to help: in collaboration with our friends at Skillfugees, we are happy to offer you a webinar on improving your CV and your cultural understanding of the Nordic workplace. We believe that it’s important to keep our spirits up and use the time to improve our skill-set and expand our network!
The webinar hostesses:
Jyoti Sohal-David is a community manager within the startup industry, with a background in teaching and career-counselling. Building on 4 years experience in the Australian education industry and 3 years in the Norwegian startup ecosystem, Jyoti is the Founder and CEO of Skillfugees - a recruitment platform and service for skilled refugees and migrants in Norway.
Yevgeniya Vodkina is a former recruiting operations consultant from Silicon Valley with a BA from Berkeley. Yev aims to change people’s perspectives about the hiring and interview process for both companies and candidates. But above all, she is passionate about helping people find their professional passions, and use their talents and transferable skills to achieve them.
Through their work in Skillfugees, Jyoti and Yev are helping immigrants and refugees assimilate to the work culture of Norway. They work directly with companies which are hiring talent outside of their regular networks, and open up a new skilled talent pool for them by connecting them to relevant candidates. In this webinar, they will focus on the soft skills and cultural expectations of work in Norway and the unique nuances of the hiring process. During the Q&A session at the end of the webinar you are welcome to ask your questions.
See you all online!
Exclusive application for 1:1 Mentorship with an AWS expert
As a Startup Grind community member, you are invited to apply for our exclusive AWS + Startup Grind Mentorship Program as part of Mentorship Month.
Selected applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a one-on-one mentor session to get guidance on how to grow and develop your business and allow you to get first-hand advice from experts in your field. We offer 5 distinct mentoring tracks that you can choose from, including Fundraising, Product, Marketing, Sales, or Strategy & Ops, and you will get paired with an AWS expert in the field of your choice. All sessions are held remotely, and the program is completely free for all participants.
Founder and CEO
Operations and Recruitment
With a passion for people and an extrovert at heart, Jyoti Sohal-David is a community manager within the startup industry, with a background in teaching and career-counselling. Building on 4 years experience in the Australian education industry and 3 years in the Norwegian startup ecosystem, Jyoti is now following her passion as the Founder and CEO of Skillfugees - a recruitment platform and service for skilled refugees and migrants in Norway.
In addition to studying abroad, volunteer work and living overseas, diversity has always been the common thread running through Jyoti´s life. During her time in Australia, being part of a diverse workforce, made Jyoti question why this was still a struggle in Norway - an innovative and progressive country. The issue isn't a shortage of talent, It's a lack of cultural understanding and the value that diversity can bring to the workplace.
As Norway moves to a less oil dependent economy, innovation will be a key differentiating factor. The fundamental requirement for innovation is diversity, talent and experience. This is the challenge Jyoti and Skillfugees aim to address.
No stranger to adapting to different cultures, moving to Norway was Yevs second big move. Having grown up in Silicon Valley and gone to Berkeley, she was in the startup epicenter from a young age. She found her passion and expertise helping a startup scale from 90 to 155 worldwide in 2 years with only a team of 2. She’s had the privilege of interviewing hundreds of people, from MIT Ph.D’s to an entire warehouse staff. She then became a recruiting operations consultant for the various start-ups in her network, helping them plan and scale internally. Yev aims to change peoples’ perspectives about the hiring and interview process for both companies and candidates. But above all, she is passionate about helping people find their passions, and use their talents and transferable skills to achieve them.