SXSW 2019

The Highway and the Wilderness


Our grandparents picked a career and stuck at it for 40-years. Today, with no cash or experience, you can change your career overnight and start your own TV show on Monday. The concept of ‘work’ is therefore fundamentally changing and the 21st century leaves us needing to articulate our dreams, name and manage our own careers, and relentlessly retrain and relearn. It’s an inspiring but overwhelming opportunity and requires a set of skills we’re never been taught. In this session, I’ll break down the career challenge and suggest some tools for us to tackle it.

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  1. Understand what the future of work might look like and how ‘careers’ will change
  2. Find out what are the skills you’ll need to thrive in the workforce of the future
  3. Learn about what kind of people you should be hiring in the future - what they’ll need from you and how to get the most out of them


  • Alex Jones, Engagement Director, Fjord


Alex Jones, Director, Fjord

Meta Information:

  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Future Workplace
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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