Over the past three days the Web Summit has taken over Dublin for the last time. Over 40,000 people attended 21 different summits hosted by more than 1,000 speakers. The topics up for discussion were everything from the ‘death of the smartphone’ to the impact of concussion on sport.
Culture and Attitude are vital to employers
So what does this mean for you? We’ve blogged about the importance of attitude before but this adds an extra layer of detail. By bringing positivity, honesty and faith in the business to your job you aren’t just a ‘good employee’ you have the potential to reinvent a business.
What happens when the Sharing economy turns to the sharing of people?
It’s an interesting idea and one that certainly fits with the recent trend for people to spend less and less time with each employer and the increased popularity of contract or temporary roles. As a candidate, especially if you’re looking at technology or engineering jobs, your ability to adapt to multiple projects and work with a variety of departments or clients will be vital.
The value of your social connections will be key to employers
Employers would naturally be drawn to candidates with large networks of similarly skilled workers and former colleagues. From an employer’s point of view, if you have an amazing network they could use that to source teammates for you. The question they asked on stage was, ‘why try to find every superstar one at a time when you can get a whole Basketball team who already know how to succeed together?’
The lesson for candidates here is simple – don’t just work on your social media profile, work on your network. Make connections with former colleagues and skilled peers and curate those connections to make sure that if an employer looks at your network they will find more than just ‘friends’ they’ll find a whole basketball team.