I was a career advisor at Nhulunbuy High School in Arnhem Land when the first version of the Shift Happens video came out. It is a 5 minute slide show that says things like “The top 10 jobs in 2010 did not even exist in 2006”.
Baby boomers have a tradition of creating new pathways.
As we become mature workers we are again creating new pathways. We want it all. Travel, money, financial security, health, a nice home, family, fulfilling well paid work, opportunities to undertake training and opportunities for flexible work.
We need to develop a clear industrial pathway to show to human resource experts so that they know how to create a workplace that suits our needs.
If we have learned anything it is that no one has all of the answers and that our answers need to be heard.
If shift is going to happen we might as well be the ones who point the direction.