Tag Archives: career

Sorry, your profession is no longer needed: lessons learnt from industry 4.0 innovations at the Hannover Messe 2018

 

Any idea about the future, which new technologies will bring? Innovations bring the fastest changes at the labour market we have ever seen. There are hundreds professions, which did not exist 5 years ago, such as Innovation Manager, Knowledge Manager, Digitalisation Executive, Blockchain Consultant etc. They all are the products of the new digital era. However, the most progressive industry digitalisation fair Hannover Messe showed last month, that there are many usual professions, which soon will not be needed anymore. Prepare yourself: the mid 21th century will force you to do more intellectual work and spend more time by the computer. Here are some professions, for which technologies have already found proper substitutes:

Read more

Thought for the day

Read in the German subway today: “If you did not make it to an It-Girl (comment: a young female media celebtrity and a socialite), come to us and become an IT-girl!”

Coming soon in my blog: Hannover trade fair, the place where technology meets IT. I am in motion, jumping from a stand to a stand looking for new technological partners. I’ll keep you posted 😉

Consulting career: if you don’t know what you can, why not to try it out?

One can describe Consulting as a sphere of business, which grew up on the limited office space and active networking. In other words, Consulting companies sell competencies of their employees and spare office space by putting those employees in clients’ companies.

How is a consulting different from the industry? You will be the most important asset of the company, and your boss – an asset manager. If the asset manager is good, any asset will bring profit to the company – therefore, look for the companies, which generate good profits, pay well and where people are promoted and can benefit from additional education and certification opportunities.

Read more

Thought for the day

Among all career steps I took so far, the most satisfying one was to change to a small regional development company from a BIG4 monster and to take care of all nice local innovative projects, which BIG4 did not want to have. The innovation does not always involve transnational corporations – there might be SMEs, local government, communes, cities involved. Neither should a good career necessarily involve companies, which invest in jobseekers’ marketing more than in their own employees. A career itself should be measured by the responsibilities one takes and by the results one brings – not by the list of known names in one’s CV.

Handywoman: how to benefit from any education you got in your country when moving abroad?

Personally, I know plenty of women who studied Teaching in CIS-countries and completely changed their professions when they moved to an EU-country. Usually they are in mid 20s or early 30s and start from scratch by getting a Bachelor degree. The most popular subjects would be Marketing, Economics and IT, as these professions are “always in demand”. The usual idea behind this is: if I had a “good” subject (economics, law, IT etc.), I will study the same abroad. If I had a “bad subject” (social science, education etc.), I should choose a new field.

Read more

« Older Entries