WILL YOU BE READY?
In the world of work, Rainmakers are influential people who make things happen with limited resources and often against overwhelming odds.
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, will 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. Students will need to know how to market those skills to potential employers on a regular basis.
We teach students how to think about their daily lives and various activities in a way that can be shared with employers that reveals the richness of each student’s own personal story. We also provide students with opportunities to participate in targeted exercises that will be compelling enough to help the student rise above the worldwide competition for available job opportunities.
While that sounds like hard work, it’s not that hard to do. You just have to pay close attention to what you’re doing and pick the best path possible for you.
And that’s what we are here to help students do!
In fact, what you may have to do is create your own jobs and, in doing so, become a ‘Rainmaker.’