FACT 4:

In addition to hard and soft skills, all workers will need search skills to remain employed.*

In addition:

  • Even workers in traditional ‘permanent’ jobs may need to find as many as 11 jobs by the time they reach 40 years of age. That’s a new job every 19 months.*
  • Workers in the Gig Economy may need to find a new work assignment several times every year, cobbling together as many short-term contracts as necessary to earn an annual income.
  • All workers will need to keep résumés current and know how to interview well, both live and by telephone.**
  • All workers will need to know how to network effectively.***

With job turnover rates that will be higher than ever before, job searches will become a regular necessity, not an occasional activity. Students participating in The Rainmakers Internship and Preparation Program (RIPP) learn and practice the skills they need to get jobs because they use those exact processes to secure and successfully serve a an internship during their senior year. They will learn how to find information on career choices, build and maintain a performance-based résumé, market their skills, participate in phone and live interviews, and build a network of professional contacts.

*Multiple credible sources available online.
**Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success. 2013.

Dan Schawbel
***Payscale.com and other credible sources available online.