2. Oct, 2016

Week thirteen statistics and summary.

Another week done and I am reaching halftime now, 13/26 weeks gone.

I am done with 21/25 steps of the outplacement activities and the market entry phase is nearly finished now. This week I did apply for one new job and had a 2nd interview, this time F2F, for a very interesting position that I applied for some weeks ago. Next feedback is expected early November.

The meeting with the government labor office was finished quickly, as they are not really in a position to help me. As long as I follow the process and provide all required information nothing to worry about.

The discussion round about headhunters was interesting and very helpful, to better manage expectations. Headhunters need positions to fill and a lot of candidate profiles, to find the right match. Only if their candidate is accepted by the seeking company they can really earn some money. As long as we job seekers are aware about this and do not expect headhunters to work for us, this relationship can be very beneficial for both sides. We will always get a clear understanding of the salary that can be reached with the position and good feedback about our profile and how we do in the interaction with the headhunter and hiring company. 

An interesting thought for next week 🤭, only if you like. Taking two statements from the John Chambers article from Tuesday - " ... What’s more, it is estimated that 65% of children entering primary school today will work in job types that don’t even exist yet. ... To set children up for success, education needs to refocus on technology, as the demand for technology skills will range across every job function and industry, from agriculture to retail to banking. In my opinion, 90% of the new jobs of the future will require technology skills. ..."  - could bring up an interesting chain of dependencies? When knitting for example helps to improve technical skills and the interest for this crafting area is still much more on the female than male side, will girls and women have advantages during the age of digital transformation?

I have some supporting material already and will be looking for more.