Data Jobs Panel - your questions answered


We’ve all been reading about The Great Resignation in the news and how the pandemic has utterly changed the way we think about our professional selves. So how does that apply to current data workers, recent college graduates, and career changers. In this panel discussion, we are thrilled to be joined by Rachel Cohen and Shivani Sood to share their expertise on how to navigate a job search for every stage of your career pathing.

This event will be hosted over Zoom; the link will be available on this page the morning of the event, and the passcode will be emailed to you. R-Ladies is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Please take a moment to review the R-Ladies Global code of conduct (particularly if this is your first time attending!):

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Rachel Cohen Rachel Fuld Cohen leads the Job Search program and Career Coaching team at BloomTech. She previously worked as Bloomtech’s Data Science Career Lead and the Assistant Director for Career Development at Columbia University’s Data Science Institute. Rachel has prior experience working as a Career Consultant at Golden Gate University and a Graduate Advisor at San Francisco State University. Rachel’s corporate experience is in recruiting for companies such as HBO and Axiom Law. She received her Masters in Counseling, with a specialization in Career Counseling, from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Columbia University.

Shivani Sood Shivani Sood works in Talent Acquisition, and is an advocate for fair and equitable hiring practices. In her professional journey of around 8 years, she have worked in Education and Technology. She currently works with a small SaaS company called Laika. For the past 6 years, she have been recruiting. Before that, she was an SQL developer for the first two years of her career. Shivani is passionate about finding that right fit - between an individual’s aspirations and a team’s vision. At school, Computer Applications and Human Resources were her most favorite subjects and she enjoys combining the two in her work.

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