Now that we are firmly into 2013, with January’s fiscal cliff and end of the world (according to the Mayans and their modern day fans) safely behind us, we still must navigate an uncertain economic and employment landscape and a looming sequester with unknown, ominous impacts. It can be difficult to look at the brighter side of things, but I believe the future is bright.
We now live in a world more connected than ever. We can count our online friends in the hundreds. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or other network make it easy to connect, share stories, life events and simple moments. Information travels at the speed of light and the world is adapting itself to this new pace. Information is now mobile. It is with you, accessible and anywhere.
We live in a new economy. An economy of the future.
New job titles are added that didn’t even exist 12 months ago. You may be looking for your place in this new world, this new economy. If you are looking for a job or looking for a new position, you will need to speak of the future. While the past is relevant, the future is now prevalent. Let’s take resumes for example. They are a picture of the past but no indication on how you will perform in your next job. Think of the financial report disclaimers “Past performance is not indicative of future results” seen on your retirement statements. Would you hire someone with a disclaimer like this on their resume?
But what if you could present to a company an idea, a strategy or even a plan that would paint a bright future leveraging your unique skills and experiences. What if you could propose a solution rather than explain what happened somewhere else. I recently hired a Social Media person to help us share interesting information related to our field and industry. Instead of reaching to so-called experts or gurus and review countless of resumes, I asked for a strategy on a single page. I wanted to see a picture of what LCS Technologies could contribute to the Social Media world. We received a proposal and I liked the overall plan with its unique 3 bullet points steps to implement the idea. The person was hired.
As we move forward, more companies will look for innovation, ideas, plans and new strategies. Startups and entrepreneurs are looking to hire people who can share and embrace their visions. Innovation is a currency of this new economy. I believe the future is bright, because it will be shaped by new ideas. I believe the future is bright because people will work passionately to implement their ideas. Help me make this future bright.