PCDN April Career Webinar, Interviewing in the Social Sector Key Tips for Landing the Job

Welcome to our inspire | connect | act Career series. PCDNetwork’s mission for 2017 is to get you from passion to hired and to help you grow as a professional with purpose.

The last Thursday of every month, PCDNetwork will host a webinar dedicated to the topic of the month. Click for more info here on our amazing year of events.

On April 27th our next webinar will be on Interviewing in the Social Sector, Key Tips for Landing the Job.

The session will feature three outstanding professionals in the social sector who will share their wisdom regarding what is most effective in interviewing for positions. In particular they will discuss what are key strategies for candidates to best prepare for interviews, what organizations seek in hiring top talent, and trends in the field. There will also be an open discussion section for attendees to get answers to some of your top questions.

The event is free to everyone, we have limited space so reserve here and share with others. The session will take place on the Zoom webinar platform. Participants will be provided with the login info prior to the event.

When:     April 27, 2017

Time:       2 pm EST*

Click here  to see more on our amazing year of activities on career in change

Register (Free) here

Our speakers include:

Surabhi Lal, Career Services Director at NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service has guided hundreds of new and experienced professionals on their journeys to meaningful careers. Along the way, she translates the unwritten rules of a job search to be more transparent. As a coach and a manager she strives to bring out the best in individuals and teams. She knows that career decisions impact many facets of one’s life and reflects often on the intersection of values, identity, and career.


Akin Martins joined the Open Society Foundations as a Global Recruitment Partner in October 2015. He currently manages recruitment for both Thematic and Regional Programs; including the Open Society Justice Initiative, The Africa Regional office, the Asia Pacific Regional office, Open Society Initiative for Europe and the Open Society European Policy Institute. He manages recruitment across OSF’s hub offices in New York, London, Brussels, Budapest and Barcelona.

Prior to joining OSF, he was a Resource Manager at Capgemini UK working on various projects to manage resource utilization and deployment. Most of his Recruitment and Resource Management background before OSF have been in the Pharmaceutical and Information Technology sectors.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Durham. He is currently studying for his CIPD level 7 qualification.


Cheryl Saferstein is a recruiter with the global human resources team at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). In this capacity, Cheryl coordinates full life-cycle recruitment with USIP hiring managers (for DC and overseas positions); administers USIP’s research assistant and research visa programs; and provides broad HR operations support. Cheryl previously served on USIP’s Executive Office and Outreach teams, where she managed events, arranged programming for student groups, and supported USIP’s 2013 strategic planning process. Cheryl holds a Bachelors of Arts in International Relations from American University (AU) and is certified as a “Teacher of English as a Foreign (Second) Language.”








Craig Zelizer

Craig Zelizer

Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN.global, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, community and opportunities to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong experience in the development sector, academia and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 to 2016 he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still teaches). He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education.
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