Nearly every company in the world is being shaped by new waves of technology, communication, and interaction with customers. Digital forces in particular are a huge concern for every one of the companies we work with at General Assembly. Leaders know they need to boost their digital readiness. But there remains the question of how to actually transform their organization, and what that can mean for their customers, employees, and shareholders.
During my 30-year career, I led Procter & Gamble’s Baby, Beauty, and Asia businesses, culminating with running P&G e-business — everything from helping to architect the digital transformation, to the incorporation of virtual tools, to develop breakthrough products and supply systems to digital marketing and eCommerce. I’ve harnessed my insights from three decades in the field to help companies answer that question of “How?” One clear way to make it happen is by improving leadership skills and creating digital leaders.
Technology has changed the game for job hunters. It has eliminated the need for newspaper classifieds, paper resumes, envelopes, and stamps. Today, you can fire off dozens of resumes in just one sitting.
While it’s easier than ever to feel like you’re actively applying, resumes too often end up in an abyss. As it turns out, the old-fashioned (and time-consuming) way of job searching — networking with other people — is still the most useful way to land a great gig. There’s just one problem for modern job seekers: making contact isn’t easy if you’re siloed in your office for eight to ten hours a day.
Entrepreneur Brian Ma set out to solve precisely this dilemma — using an app, of course. Enter Weave.
“The least effective way [to get a job] is to submit a resume, and the most effective is to meet someone,” he says.
There are eight distinct phases we all encounter when pursuing our careers: Starting, Finding My Purpose, Overwhelmed, Learning New Skills, Networking, Stuck, Applying for Jobs and Interviewing. Our friends at 50waystogetajob.com have set out to abandon the cliche career advice we’ve all heard too many times, and compiled 50 tangible missions that anyone can do to get a job.
The content on the site offers a click-friendly path through their eight stages of figuring out your career. Here are a few of our favorite out-of-the-box missions to get you going: Continue reading →