If you’re a recruiter and you want to be a writer, start writing now in your job.
If it’s art, start incorporating a heavier marketing angle in your job. Frankly, whatever your interest, there’s very likely a way to incorporate it in to your job.
But there are so many more examples of how jobs are shifting. In fact, despite the amount of jobs tech eradicates, there are more jobs now because of tech, as this research stretching 140 years shows.
It’s not just technology though.
Deloitte economists have realised rising incomes allow a higher spend on personal services, like hairdressing. Which in turn drives higher employment in these markets.
So while in 1871, one hairdresser existed for every 1,793 people, today there’s one for every 287 of us.
Naturally as students veer towards working age, their Professors press them for plans on their career.
The one bit of advice Oxford Grads receive, that many others don’t is this…
Don’t look for opportunities being advertised.
Make your own.
Find a gap in the market, and fill it.
Make it yours.
There’s never been a better time in all of human existence to do this. There’s an entire world of opportunity available. And in five years, there’ll be even more.
Would you look at a business with an existing ‘Happiness function’ and apply for a role in the team?
Or would you start doing elements of the role alongside your own? Then after 12 months, bend the ear of a business owner you know, and ram home the benefits of hiring you for this position.
Working hard will get you to a business in a team of 7. Working hard and smart will see you start a team of your own making, at the top of the tree.
Get experience any way you can. Then… own it.
Grow something from the ground up.
Even if your thing is skipping. There’s nothing stopping you.
And you know what sis? I apologise.
If you’re a recruiter and wondering what options you have…
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