Yes. This is what my friend Sam said to me when he came accross this article.
Sam works as a PC engineer and first line support technician at a major PC store. Reading about the self reparing chip makes his future unstable if he continues to do what he does and not prepare himself for the future.
Technology continues to either evovle or obselete many jobs accross several industries. Especially when it comes to internet/web technologies, it is having a great impact on our jobs. Jobs that are traditionally done by manual labour are now being done by computer chips for a fraction of cost and time. Whether you like it or not this will affect each and everyone of us.
What is to be done about it? Best thing to do is to embrace the change and prepare yourself for future jobs. Take advantage of the technology, be independent, be enterprenual, show your skiils to the best.
If you are thinking of a career in social media and have got a word doc resume. Delete it!
I had two recruitment companies chasing me to fill in a vacancy for the Social Media Assistant role. They have been bombarding me with perfectly formated (word, pdf) and well written resumes and cover letter.
What did I do with these applications? I deleted them straigth away. Wonder why is that? Here are the reasons:
1) Last thing I want is to see a word file attachment resume for this post (for that matter most of the jobs these days)
2) None of the applicant where search able on Google.
3) Sending a word document/ pdf resume or a cover letter is counter productive when applying for social media jobs. Let your work speak for you.
Want to know how to make a resume for social media jobs (in-fact many jobs). Here is a great article that tells you exactly how to do this.
Most of us are told at the place we work on how and what to spend our time (9-5) on. No doubt this might lead to efficiency and productivity, but can this lead to creativity, innovation, value, or making something worth talking about?
Yes one can create an atmosphere or culture that encourages to be more creative or innovative but none other than you and only yourself can actually make this happen.