At Career Launcher, we have always remained focused on the emerging India and emerging world of careers. We add a new chapter to that by adding a completely new dimension of "Professional Courses and Certification" area to our offerings. We bring here a range of courses that are carefully built and curated by experts from within CL and also from our high quality academic partner organisations that are run by inspiring teams - entrepreneurs, industry and academic experts. We believe this will aid in your quest for adding skills and badges to yourself. We believe this will add the cutting-edge to your readiness to the real working-professional-entrepreneurial world.
Let me start by sharing a few insightful research findings over the last decade or so.
1. A research in 2010 revealed that top six of the top 10 jobs of 2010 did not exist in 2006, strictly speaking.
2. Another research done in 2001 claimed that the richest person on the world of 2025 is not born yet and the work he/she would be doing to get there is not known yet.
How fascinating! Aren't they ? Just pause and think about it for a moment! And wonder!
Actually, if you use your 6/6 vision and look at the past, you will find that these predictions or research findings are a mere repeat of the history of the past 100 years or even 500 years. From the time of Mughals to the rise of Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, these have happened an infinite number of times.
So, what is in it for me ?
The landscape of careers are changing ever so fast. The emergence of technology as a central piece of any human endeavour will continue for the next few decades. If any, it is going to become an integral part of the DNA of any human progress. This is leading to new careers at the speed of light. Skills of yesterday are no longer relevant tomorrow. From a positive perceptive, youth and innovation is the king. Not necessarily in age but in terms of mindset and attitude.
How do I make it count for me ?
Look at the new skills and the professional courses that are required to succeed. The conventional education - school, college continue to remain important. However, they do suffer from the shortfall of being able to assimilate newer skills sought by the market place at a much slower pace. They will continue to have a long phase lag.
Youngsters are looking to add more 'badges' to themselves to become more shilled and more sought-after after the college is over. Look at the areas of Digital Marketing, Social media skills, Analytics and big-data skills. These are so new and evolving even as you read this piece. There is no master in this. The innovator is the master. The doer is the learner. Are you adding these skills even as you pursue your engineering or commerce or while on the job ?
Look at a completely new emerging areas of finance badges - CFA is becoming an important add-on for a finance career focused youngster. Dozens of countries consider it a certificate enough for you to be a finance guy or gal. Are you considering it if finance figures I your future plans ?
Look at a third and ever-green dimension - personality, communication, English speaking. This will only grow in importance. No recruiter or an investor would under-emphasise the importance of this skill. All things remaining equal, the one who is able to communicate better, work with greater inter-personal skills is always a more sought professional.
At Career Launcher, we have always remained focused on the emerging India and emerging world of careers. We add a new chapter to that by adding a completely new dimension of "Professional Certificate and Courses" area to our offerings. We bring here a range of courses that are carefully built and curated by experts from within CL and also from our high quality academic partner organisations that are run by inspiring teams - entrepreneurs, industry and academic experts. We believe this will aid in your quest for adding skills and badges to yourself. We believe this will add the cutting-edge to your readiness to the real working-professional-entrepreneurial world.
To begin with, we are bringing a few select professional courses from Edupristine, 361DM and Liqvid in the areas of professional courses, Distance learning degree programs, campus recruitment training program, English language training and some vocational certificate programs.
We look forward to you benefiting from these and for your feedback on these programs, as a learner. We also look forward to your suggestions on what more would you like us to offer that might help you in your career progress.
Satya Narayanan R