The problem with conventional careers planning

Conventional careers planning has a gaping-wide hole.


It can’t educate you about the jobs that don’t yet exist.


That is, conventional careers planning has a Thousand Doors problem — the most impactful jobs will be those jobs we don’t know about just yet, that universities would not be able to do a course on given they do yet exist. We cannot predict exactly what they will be.


No one can give you the steps, because someone like you will have to do it for the first time. Thirty years ago, no one knew what the internet was, what social media was, what cryptocurrency was, or what 3D printing was. These things didn’t exist yet.


They were created by innovators — and the innovators who created them created a lot of jobs for a lot of people.

How do we cultivate the innovators?


The innovators don’t need to be asked to do things — they show initiative.


The innovators aren’t looking to stay on the well trodden path — they’re willing to follow their own compass.


The innovators are most needed — yet they are least catered for by our education system.


They will not find their destiny in a career planner


Nor on job boards or in a course. So where do you look?


You tap into communities of forward-thinking people, entrepreneurs and technologists.


You read books like The Future is Faster Than You Think and listen to interesting podcasts.


You find problems to solve and work on real-world solutions for them, or, you find ways of expressing yourself.

It can start as small as making a podcast or writing a blog.


Don’t wait for it. Start doing it. The Constant Student Community.

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