Founding one’s own business. That’s a totally insurmountable thing that most people talk about but never do – like climbing Kilimanjaro, learning how to crochet, or tidying the box room. Right?
Want some pointers on how to nab yourself an entry-level career in the terrifyingly popular realm of film and video editing? We had the chance to speak to a chap who has literally ALL the beans – and he’s willing to spill them.
If you’re hot for Davos 2014, or if you have literally no idea what Davos is but you like finding out interesting things from interesting people on social media, these are the folks for you.
So, you’re making your way through the standard application gubbins – CV, check, cover letter, sparkly and fresh, when BAM. Suddenly you realise your company of choice have added something a little extra into the equation – a filter question, a job-application bouncer, to weed out the unwanted. Be happy. This is a good thing.
What if Rocky Balboa had spent all his time training for the ‘wrong’ fight? At the WPP Stream conference a couple of months ago, Enternships CEO Rajeeb Dey talked about the challenges faced by students and employers today – and how young people can be better prepared for the world of work. (NB: boxing gloves optional).
It’s that time of year again. The annual conference of the World Economic Forum, affectionately known as Davos 2014, is descending for the 44th time on a ridiculously picturesque village in Switzerland. And with it will descend movers and shakers from all over the world – including more than 30 heads of state, 1,500 captains of industry and academic leaders, and Enternships CEO Rajeeb Dey (we’re not jealous. Nope, not us *seethe*).
Deadlines schmeadlines! Work schmork! Office schm… you get the picture. The point is, no matter how gummy your eyes are from the overzealous heating, and however distant the kettle might seem right now, it could be a lot worse. Like, LEECHES worse.
How can we tackle the systemic failures in education that our graduates must do battle with today? I was fortunate to have the chance to address this topic as a panelist in the session I moderated on Tuesday on the topic of Reshaping Education, at this year’s Davos, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.
More than half of all graduates don’t feel like higher education has prepared them for the world of work. More than half of all employers agree. However you want to describe the current system of student and graduate employment – or lack thereof – one thing is clear: what we’re doing isn’t working. It’s time for a big, big change.
And I’m very excited to announce that we’re ready to declare our part in that change.