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The Public Health Insight Podcast is a weekly podcast ranked in the top 5% of all podcasts globally. The podcast covers all things public health and global health, from the sustainable development goals to the social determinants of health, as well as interesting dialogues about the diverse career opportunities that exist in the fields. Since its launch in March 2020, the podcast has featured more than 40 high-profile guests and has built an audience in more than 4,000 cities in over 170 countries.

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The Public Health Insight Podcast is a weekly podcast ranked in the top 5% of all podcasts globally. The podcast covers all things public health and global health, from the sustainable development goals to the social determinants of health, as well as interesting dialogues about the diverse career opportunities that exist in the fields. Since its launch in March 2020, the podcast has featured more than 40 high-profile guests and has built an audience in more than 4,000 cities in over 170 countries.

    Demystifying The Hiring Process In Public Health ft. Zoila Reyna, CEO of Public Health Hired

    Demystifying The Hiring Process In Public Health ft. Zoila Reyna, CEO of Public Health Hired

    We’ve produced countless episodes answering questions about resumes, cover letters, and interviews but what if there was more to the hiring process that you’ve been missing all along? 

    Zoila Reyna has a unique skill set in that she has worked in public health for more than 16 years and has a thorough understanding of what candidates tend to stand out in the employment process.

    In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, she joins us to talk about what it looks like to put all the pieces together to have better success in your job search journey.


    Podcast Guest
    ◼️ Zoila Reyna, MPH


    References In Our Discussion
    ◼️ Public Health Hired


    Podcast Hosts
    ◼️ Gordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®
    ◼️ Leshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®


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    • 37 min
    The Use of Evidence In Public Health Interventions ft. Dr. Candela Chiesa Iglesias, Founder of Alanda Health

    The Use of Evidence In Public Health Interventions ft. Dr. Candela Chiesa Iglesias, Founder of Alanda Health

    A strong focus on evidence in public health and global health interventions is essential for us to truly evaluate their impact and contribute to a global knowledge base. 
    The process of evidence-informed public health program planning and implementation is often easier said than done, with inconsistencies across various contexts. 
    In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, Candela Chiesa Iglesias joins us to talk about how you and your organization can adopt a unique easy-to-follow framework known as the 3Es into practice.


    Podcast Guest
    ◼️ Candela Chiesa Iglesias, MPH, PhD


    References In Our Discussion
    ◼️ Alanda Health 


    Podcast Hosts
    ◼️ Gordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®
    ◼️ Leshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®


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    • 49 min
    Job Search & Applications Simplified Step-By-Step

    Job Search & Applications Simplified Step-By-Step

    Seizing on a job opportunity can be as much of an art as it is a science. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we walk you through the job search, application, and interview process from start to finish, covering the following:


    1. Job Search


    ◼️ What platforms you should be using to find job opportunities; and
    ◼️ Process for preparing and keeping job applications organized




    2. Resume and Cover Letter


    ◼️ Why you should avoid separating “volunteer” and “paid” work on your resume if you have limited experience;
    ◼️ Why you should try to avoid using terms like “intern” or “student” for professional placements;
    ◼️ The importance of asking a trusted colleague to critique your resume and cover letter;
    ◼️ Why you’re underestimating the power of LinkedIn; and
    ◼️ If or when you should follow up after submitting a job application. 




    3. Interviews


    ◼️ Why you should prepare for virtual interviews in the same way you would for in-person;
    ◼️ What components make for the most memorable interviews;
    ◼️ How to develop questions you can ask the panel in an interview (with examples);
    ◼️ How to project confidence as you respond to interview questions; and
    ◼️ The factors that go into hiring a candidate and why job offers can often take a long time to come  after the interview



    Podcast Host


    ◼️ Gordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®


    ◼️ Bindra Shah, BMSc, MPH


    ◼️ Purva Mehta, BMSc, MSc


    ◼️ Jawairia Mohammed, HBSc





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    • 47 min
    Insider Tips To Move From Preparing Job Applications To Receiving Interviews & Job Offers ft. Neha Khurram, Career Coach and Talent Leader

    Insider Tips To Move From Preparing Job Applications To Receiving Interviews & Job Offers ft. Neha Khurram, Career Coach and Talent Leader

    It is possible to get a job in public health or global health as a recent graduate with "little" experience. It is also possible to get a job after moving from a different country or after changing careers. Despite these possibilities, many barriers exist in reality.
    In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we help to address questions from 100s of people in our community by bringing in a Career Coach and Talent Consultant to share some insider information on what employers are actually looking for in your resume, cover letter, and job interview to get you one step closer to landing your target job.
    Note:  This podcast is based on a Live Q&A that was initially recorded in April 2022. 


    Standout Questions
    ◼️ What is the ideal layout of a resume and page limit
    ◼️ What is the purpose of a cover letter, how to structure it (paragraph vs bullet), and when to submit one
    ◼️ How to prepare for an interview, including answering the “tell me about yourself” and behavioural questions
    ◼️ The importance of asking questions at the end of the interview and how to do frame them


    Podcast Guest
    ◼️ Neha Khurram


    Podcast Host
    ◼️ Gordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®
    ◼️ Leshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®


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    • 45 min
    Choosing the Right Practicum for Public Health & Global Health Programs

    Choosing the Right Practicum for Public Health & Global Health Programs

    The Public Health Insight team shares all the information you need to choose the right practicum. In the podcast, we answered questions, submitted by 100 students from over 20 countries, about:


    ◼️ How Important is a Practicum or Internship Experience
    ◼️ How Do You Narrow Down Your Options
    ◼️ Tips for Applying to Practicum Placements
    ◼️ Choosing a Practicum that is Right for You



    Note:  This podcast is based on a Live Q&A that was initially recorded in February 2022. The full video can be found on our YouTube Channel. 


    Podcast Host
    ◼️ Bindra Shah, BMSc, MPH
    ◼️ Purva Mehta, BMSc, MSc
    ◼️ Leshawn Benedict, MPH, MSc, PMP®
    ◼️ Gordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®



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    • 44 min
    We Answer Your Questions About Grad School Applications & Practicums

    We Answer Your Questions About Grad School Applications & Practicums

    Hello Public Health Insiders! Happy Holidays! We’ve heard through the grapevine that many people in our community are looking for tips on graduate school applications and securing practicum positions as part of their program. In this episode of the Public Health Insight Podcast, we have assembled an awesome team who will be sharing their lessons learned so you can put your best foot forward. Some topics covered include:


    ◼️ Picking the right postgraduate program for you
    ◼️ Crafting the story for your personal statement
    ◼️ How to reach out to organizations for practicum placements locally and globally
    ◼️ Differences between practicums and internships


    Podcast Host
    ◼️ Bindra Shah, BMSc, MPH
    ◼️ Purva Mehta, BMSc, MSc
    ◼️ Jawairia Mohammed, HBSc
    ◼️ Gordon Thane, BMSc, MPH, PMP®


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    • 49 min

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