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The music industry is evolving… and there are jobs in the future

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Some may think that there are limited job opportunities in the music industry but,

‘The history of music is the history of technology’, according to American composer turned new media artist, Luke DuBois.

There are startups, new technologies and platforms, and plenty of young artists who are ‘self-publishing’ their own art, via social media.  And with the growth of live streaming platforms, it’s becoming more financially lucrative to perform, rather than sell their own music through traditional channels. Read More

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$10 million injected into growing STEM talent but where are the females?

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The Australia Government is investing $10 million to get Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) into schools – after recent numbers revealed its demand is growing two times faster than non-stem occupations. The funding is rolling out over the next four years.

With technological advancements eliminating a percentage of current jobs, changes in teaching to arm students with the likely skills for jobs will continue to evolve. Future innovation will require STEM-related knowledge, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking skills, and the ability to work collaboratively, and solve emerging world problems.

But there are worrying statistics that show very few numbers of STEM-qualified women – startup girledworld hope to shape future female leaders.  STEM SISTA, scaling up from South Australia, is a professional development program for girls aiming to demonstrate pathways for young women in STEM related careers. Read More

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The on-demand, share economy generating $57.6 billion & new job opportunities

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The on-demand economy is a revolution that’s shifting our buying habits as well as where the jobs are.  Using new technologies, consumers get immediate access to goods and services, which is escalating economic activity and creating opportunities.

This new economy is attracting more than 22.4 million consumers annually and $57.6 billion in spending.  It’s rapidly expanding all over the world, with consumers voting with their feet, responding to the user experience, convenience, and affordability. Read More

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Emerging jobs and tips on avoiding skill redundancy

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New jobs, careers, and industries are being introduced by the day, literally.

Recent BRW and Deloitte reports suggest major cultural shifts and an ageing populace in the next 25 years, with a forecast that some industries will boom and some will die.

IT, aged care, tourism, and food processing are a few on the list set to skyrocket.  While technology is evolving fast and we’re seeing more jobs becoming computerised, this is also an exciting time. As a result, there are new job opportunities being introduced. Read More

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Adelaide becomes first Internet of Things (IoT) region in Southern Hemisphere

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It seems there’s an app for everything. But with Internet of Things (IoT), interconnectivity is about to explode across a new realm of everyday devices.

Described as the reinvention of the internet to an unprecedented level, a recent report, there will be 35-50 billion connected devices (not smartphones and laptops) by 2020.

IoT will transform our lives and our economy – US $4-11 trillion per year to be exact. From wearable technology like Google (and more recently, Snapchat) glasses to Uber’s autonomous cars, IoT can benefit everyone, especially businesses. Read More

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Future-proof your job – understand the impact of automation & tech

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There is much debate and discussion about jobs being taken over through automation, technology and outsourcing.

When new technologies were initially emerging, proactive, intuitive workers were starting their own businesses or broadened their skillset so, there was no job ‘loss’, per se.

But, now, with technology evolving and impacting on everything exponentially – to the point where Artificial Intelligence is being taught to think for themselves the labour market is struggling to keep up. Read More

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The hottest jobs in 2017

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In 2017, it’s not all doom and gloom with job cuts and robots taking over, however the quick pace of change through technology now demands the sharpest minds.

There are industries where science, tech and maths is needed, that are booming.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) jobs are growing faster than the economy.  Computer analysts, web developers, software developers, network and computer systems administrators are needed more than ever before.

Industrial engineers, specialised managers in regional locations, medical and health services managers, and registered nurses are also hot on the heels this year. Read More

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21st Century Capabilities to prepare for the future workforce

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Work is no longer about stability.  Youth of today change jobs regularly, building their experience and career resilience.

Capabilities for the 21st Century

We’re in at the beginning of a growing global movement, which focuses on capabilities, rather than skills. It’s important to be aware of new capabilities, so you can prepare for success in a quick-changing, digital world. You need to be able to think analytically and creatively, solve complex problems and find solutions, work in teams and independently.  And there is much debate about skills and capabilities for the 21st Century. Read More

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Are Career Expos dead?

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Maybe not dead but they can be dead boring.

Bland stands lined up with the obligatory banner, papers piled high that are only discarded later- surely this is a thing of the past?

So what is the alternative?

Firstly the stand needs to look attractive and appeal to your target cohort.  For Career BluePrint this means a cross between pop up event, a favourite coffee stop and/or hang out space.  With a theme and/or colour palette that connects accessories such as signs with sayings, chalk boards, a table cloth, flags, pot plants, furnishings, music and items that make sense like a globe and wooden people.

Next, any display space needs to make sense, for example information on 21st Century Capabilities, Career Trucks and future job roles.  Social media should be prominent with accounts and hashtags on display for selfies, pics and videos.

Draw interest and people in with mints (fresh breath is a must for meeting people), a vision board where you can post your goals and/or future job, and a competition that is relevant.  Here Career BluePrint asks, what is the job role that will provide you with most career resilience, and offers a prize from Gorilla Pizza.

Now to make your stand have a point of difference and for Career BluePrint this is achieved by having relevant images (Sophia the robot, IBM Watson, Gary Vee) with Augmented Reality triggered videos as this demonstrates exactly what you are saying about technology and jobs of the future.  You can use your smart phone or ipad to demonstrate and it is an excellent talking point especially with parents.

As your takeaway here are 5 key points in summary:

  1. Think of how you can have activities on your stand that demonstrate your careers, courses, industry sectors and opportunities and make them practical and immersive.
  2. Use technology so you integrate the digital and physical world with social media postings, signs, your competition, videos and/or activities.
  3. Consider how an activity like a treasure hunt might work but with activities at each stop and a social media post required.
  4. Make your stand look anything but boring, instead appealing and interesting with things happening.
  5. Match who is on the stand with your target cohorts like young people, parents, teachers or principals, entrepreneurs and/or business people.

If you would like assistance with you stand to really make a difference and your careers or course promotions strategy overall, please contact Jessica Perry via jessica@careerblueprint.com.au or call 0433 574 253, thank you

P.S Jobs expos seems more the thing but this takes some organising and focuses on workforce attraction and recruitment.

July 2016