Changes in the workplace are accelerating at an unprecedented pace. The average shelflife of technical skill is shrinking ( research by the World Economic Forum estimates that the half-life of professional skill is just five years). At WEF’s annual meeting in Davos this month, the research presented suggests that:
New York, New York -- JANUARY 15, 2020 -- Frontier Signal was announced as one of the Elite 200 companies who will compete in the GSV Cup and will now present at the 2020 ASU GSV Summit. The ASU GSV Summit gathers leaders in government, education, and work advancing social and economic mobility by bending the arc of human potential through innovation. Three companies will be chosen as finalists during the Summit, receiving a prize package of $250,000 in cash and $100,000 in Google Cloud credits.
A Booming EconomyAccording to the most recent Employment Situation Summary from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for December 2019, non-farm payroll employment rose a whopping 155,000 and the unemployment rate remained steady at 3.5%. There are .8 people available per current job opening in the United States. That means there are more job openings than qualified resources to fill those roles. What strategy(ies) can be used to close this massive gap? One solution might be to tap into the large number of people fifty years and over who can still be hyper-productive and are willing to work.
The popular rule of thumb for any job search is that it takes roughly one month for every $10,000 in salary you would like to earn. This means students graduating in May of 2020 who have their sights set on earning $50,000 a year need to start looking now.
The post-graduation job search can be frustrating and often requires a pattern of trial and error. From someone who has tried and erred in today’s job market, here are the four things I wish someone had told me when I began my job-search journey:
Clifford Schorer is a serial entrepreneur. In addition to his position on the Board of Directors at Frontier Signal, he serves as Director of Columbia University’s Entrepreneur in Residence Program, as well as the Co-Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia University Business School
This blog post delves into innovative ways that data is used to visualize career paths and the future of work. Individuals - from college students and recent grads to professionals whose skills are becoming obsolete or those looking to switch careers - struggle with a lack of transparency and subjectivity surrounding career education and decisions. Interactive data visualization is a powerful tool that invites exploration and is perfectly suited to address this challenge.