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December 21, 2020 47 min
How To Stay Confident And In Control During The Interview Process

Welcome to the episode 3 of the 2nd season of “WE WERE ON A BREAK” - Ross Voice. The series where the host, Stephen Brent Sargeant (Compliance Consultant to Bitfinex) talks to industry professionals during the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) quarantine and gains industry insights and expertise. This episode stemmed from a stern rebuttal to my LinkedIn Post (, urging professionals not to ask their connections for jobs. Liya Belenska (Financial Economic Crime Investigator at ING Nederland) sits down with us and explains why she is oppose to my suggestion and how she handles her connections when it comes to referrals and helping others with jobs. Liya tells her mind-blowing story of having to recover from losing a job after only 8 days and posting about the situation on LinkedIn. She gives real uncensored advice on how to navigate LinkedIn, build meaningful connections and how to remain in control when an applicant in an interview process. Liya is the definition of courageous and this is definitely a story you don’t want to miss.

**This interview was recorded on December 4, 2020

The views and opinions expressed in this episode (and all episodes) are those of the host and the guests. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of their employers, contractors or any organization they may be affiliated with now or in the future.

Time Stamps (Return back to your favorite point of the episode):
•(1:09) – Who Is Liya And Why She Didn’t Like My Post On Not Asking For A Job
•(3:35) – The Difference Between North America And Europe When It Comes To Racial And Gender Discrimination
•(6:21) – How My Post On LinkedIn Triggered Liya And How She Would Handle Someone Asking For A Job
•(11:45) – How To Approach LinkedIn And Building Your Network
•(15:00) – How To Strategically Connect With Professionals For Jobs And References
•(23:20) – Why Did Liya Want To Unfollow Me And How She Is Able To Filter “Fake News”
•(24:45) – What Is To Personal To Post On LinkedIn And Should We Keep It Professional
•(26:24) – How To Lose A Job In 8 Days And Deal With The Emotional Aftermath
•(31:30) – Why She Didn’t Want To Go Back To Her Old Job And Reflecting On Why She Left
•(34:20) – How Do You Deal With Friends Helping You With A Job You Are Not Interested In
•(38:01) – How To Stay Confident And In Control In An Interview Process
•(42:07) – Why Not Going Back To Her Old Job Was Her Choice And Why Its Not The Best Decision For Everyone
•(43:15) – Why Using Emojis Has Been A Strategic Play When Creating Content
•(45:38) – How To Post Without Fear Or Worry Others Will Judge You

Stephen Brent Sargeant (Host)
•Linkedin (Best way to reach me) -
•Instagram (Everyday type stuff)
•Twitter (I communicate in GIFs) -
•Business Related Matters (Let’s Collab):

Liya Belenska (Guest)
•Personal Linkedin -

•Never Ask For A Job (LinkedIn Post):
•Stand Out Of The Crowd To Elevate Your Career (Webinar):
•5 Ways To Get Started In AML (Guide):
•Dream Job Checklist (Post):
•Ten Reasons You Aren't Being Considered For The Job:

Background Music
•Goose Goddi (Music Producer) -
•Beats Can Be Found On Amazon Music -
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