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10/23/16
Trouble Finding your Career Path
Filed under: Interviewing, Post-docs, Observ. Trends, Undergraduate majors, Alternate Career Paths
Posted by: site admin @ 8:59 am

Tom Friedman on Meet the Press restated the current situation
many job seeking technical degree individuals face.

[Hard to locate in a hour-long program.  So, the statement
is cut-and-pasted into the COMMENT section.]
He has been writing about this for several years.

One Response to “Trouble Finding your Career Path”

  1. site admin Says:


    Tom Friedman segment on Meet The Press 10.23.16

     TOM FRIEDMAN:
    Well, I would take it one step deeper, if I could Chuck. I think
    we’re in the middle of the single greatest technological inflection
    point since Gutenberg invented the printing press.

    I think the workplace is fundamentally being transformed.
    And what Bill Clinton said back in 1992 just doesn’t apply
    anymore. What did he say in that convention,
    “If you work hard, play by the rules, you should be in the middle
    class.” Well, good luck with that.

    Today you have to work harder, relearn faster, retool, reengineer.
    And, you know, Eliana went to college with my daughter–
    which shows how old I am. Okay?
    And I always used to say, “When I graduated from college, I got
    to find a job.” When my daughters graduate from college, they
    have to invent a job. That’s what’s new. All right? And then,
    you may get lucky and get your first job, but you’ve got to invent,
    reinvent. And nobody wants to trust the people with that truth.
    Because it’s really scary.

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