Young students aspiring to start great careers, please take a look at the picture on the side. It brilliantly captures the state of current employers’ thought process. Only those who are well prepared and trained - in their respective academic fields as well as in current age skills - get the best jobs.
A recent Wharton podcast headline reads “Why the Coming Jobs Crisis Is Bigger Than You Think”. The podcast is a conversation with Art Bilger, an active venture capital investor and director of various private companies, who claims that “over the next 25 years, 47% of jobs will likely be eliminated by technology and globalization”.
So, in this situation continuing to do what everyone else is doing will not help you.
YOU have to increase your Employability Quotient!
The key lies in getting the right guidance and continuously working on developing your skills through specialized training.
To start with, talk to your profes-sors, Career Cell, professionals working in different cities/countries or talk to us at Ureka to find out what steps you can take to increase your employability quotient and prepare for great careers..
The author is an education entrepreneur and co-founder of a London based knowledge services company with presence in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Dubai and is reachable at firstname.lastname@example.org. He has a personal interest in working with Indian students on their career development plans.