Even before 2020, our youth were expecting to inherit a vastly different world from their parents, but post-pandemic, this has been brought into sharper focus. Careers of the Future hopes to equip young people for the rapid changes in workplaces across all fields in every part of the world.
Along with advancements in technology, the landscape of work and jobs has changed significantly in recent years. Some industries have progressed rapidly, while others have declined. This has disrupted standards of living and caused a shift in career aspirations. As the relationship between in person and virtual becomes ever more blurred, how can we prepare for the years ahead?
The Careers of the Future podcast hopes to address and explore such questions.
The series first launched in November 2020 as a show on The Ismaili TV to support students as they prepare to navigate the future of work. Each episode focuses on a particular industry and features an interview with a member of the Jamat at the cutting edge of their field. The interviews cover their career journey and elicit their perspective on where their field will go in the near future. Episode topics range from entrepreneurship, to user experience, to management consulting.
The podcast will feature audio versions of these conversations optimised for listening on the go. Episodes will be released weekly on Tuesdays and can be accessed on all major podcast platforms, including Apple, Google, and Spotify.
The first episode will feature a conversation about what the future of work is and how students should approach building their skill sets for a changing world.