WILL YOU BE READY?
Technology has revolutionized the way people do their jobs. Instead of long careers with one or two employers, many workers are patching together a series of one-time jobs (gigs) to earn the annual income they need. Gigs can be single-day tasks, involve long- or short-term contracts, or be random freelance work.
Futurists tell us that permanent jobs will be the exception rather than the norm. Even individuals in permanent jobs may need to ‘job hop’ to achieve the title and salary they want in today’s ‘flattened’ management structures.
To succeed, today’s students (YOU!) will need skills that will be very different from those their parents have. You will need to know how to market skills to potential employers on a regular basis. You will have to rise above the worldwide competition for available job opportunities.
In fact, what you may have to do is create your own jobs and, in doing so, become a ‘Rainmaker.’
In the world of work, Rainmakers are influential employees who make things happen with limited resources and often against overwhelming odds.