Many young people don’t know what they want to do for a career, and parents are often the ones to initiate conversations around this; parents who themselves come from a very different work experience, and bring their own anxieties about an uncertain future to the table.
The work landscape has changed, and the pandemic has left us with a weakened economy, and the prospect of some tough times to come. Covid has also accelerated some changes that were already emerging in the workplace: flexible working; digital nomads; and the concept of having the same job for life feeling increasingly outdated.
As we frequently tell our students at the GDST, we need to help prepare them for jobs that don’t even necessarily exist yet, through developing transferable skills that will serve them well regardless of the career direction they take.
In this week’s episode of the GDST #RaiseHerUp podcast we speak to Erica Sosna, a GDST alumna and careers consultant for several large firms, the author of recently published book ‘The Career Equation’, a 2 x TEDx Speaker and an authority on the subject of careers and the future of work.
In this discussion, Erica offers some context and practical guidance for adults and young people alike on how to think about careers in a way to leave you feeling empowered, motivated and reassured.
Find the episode here, or download from wherever you get your podcasts.