воскресенье, 17 июля 2011 г.

This is not your parents’ job market

Today’s college grads need to be aware that the rising trend in Silicon Valley is to evaluate employees every quarter, not annually.

Whatever you may be thinking when you apply for a job today, you can be sure the employer is asking this: Can this person add value every hour, every day — more than a worker in India, a robot or a computer? And can he or she adapt with all the change, so my company can adapt and export more into the fastest-growing global markets?

But you would never know that from listening to the debate in Washington, where some Democrats still tend to talk about job creation as if it’s the 1960s and some Republicans as if it’s the 1980s. But this is not your parents’ job market.

Hoffman argues that professionals need an entirely new mind-set and skill set to compete. “The old paradigm of climb up a stable career ladder is dead and gone,” he said to me. “No career is a sure thing anymore. The uncertain, rapidly changing conditions in which entrepreneurs start companies is what it’s now like for all of us fashioning a career. Therefore you should approach career strategy the same way an entrepreneur approaches starting a business.”

NYTimes.

До "Долгой ночи со вторника на среду" Лафферти недотягивает, но направление примерно то же.

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