When it comes to hiring, many employers still lean toward graduates from name-brand institutions. Yet too many graduates “don’t get a shot at the high-value jobs they should be getting.
Whereas jobs that rely on primarily one skill have shown a decrease in pay, positions that are multifaceted in nature are seeing healthy growth.
The ever-expanding tech sector is now producing career opportunities in fields that specifically require the skills taught in the humanities.
For all of the liberal arts majors, college dropouts, people looking for a new career or anyone else thinking about the field, I hope my path gives you hope.
“Many of the builders of technology today haven’t spent enough time thinking about the implications for the world.”
The authors estimate that almost all large American metropolitan areas may lose more than 55 percent of their current jobs because of automation in the next two decades.
“The most important skills to have in life are gained through interpersonal experiences, which stimulate real compassion, empathy, vulnerability and social-emotional intelligence.”
Excerpt from EdSurge — April 2017 A popular narrative in the employment market today is that a “skills gap” exists between the abilities employers seek in candidates and the capabilities that new college graduates gain through postsecondary education.
20th century organizational structures are giving rise to devolved decision making by cross functional teams who work in sprints of activity, are funded via micro-budgets and able to deliver at unheard of speeds.
People seek a holistic life: they want to work with intelligent people on exciting and rewarding projects where they can be creative and left alone to get the job done