Unconscious biases in the job search process and in the workplace

Are you conscious of your unconscious biases?

“Biases are the stories we make up about people before we know who they actually are.” - diversity advocate Verna Myers (Ted Talk)

Why do we sympathize with people who are similar to us? Why are we suspicious of what is strange?
In this workshop we will raise awareness of unconscious biases, especially in job hunting and in the workplace. We will learn about unconscious biases, rise awareness of our own stereotyps, learn how it affects our behaviour and our decision making. We are going to find ways how to deal with these unconscious biases.

Time: 17.30 - 20.30 
Location: CIC office, Villach, Hauptplatz 7 
Moderator: Olga Bulhac, MA, Valentina Faoro

Language: English

The workshop is designed for both job seekers and those who want to become self-employed.

Places are limited so please register here. 

Workshop content: 
-What is meant by unconscious biases?
-Types of unconscious biases
-Which biases should be considered in the job search process? 
-How should we manage them? 
-How unconscious biases can influence our productivity and success in the workplace 
-The main ways of dealing with unconscious biases.

Olga has a Masters in International Business Management and has worked for international companies in Russia and Austria (such as Microsoft, KPMG, Jones Lang LaSalle, LUKOIL). She also has substantial experience of managing cross-cultural projects.


This workshop is free of charge for those who participate in the CIC Job Service Program.

Price for participants who are not in the Job Service Programme: 120 Euro.