Monday 20 August 2018

What would I do if I were a millennial?

I could open a barber shop that is also an avocado shop, called Avahaircut
I could open a barber shop that is also an avocado shop, called Avahaircut
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

Do you ever wonder what you would do if you were a millennial? In terms of a job? I think it's a good exercise to do, just to ascertain how much of a dinosaur you are, and how long more likely to be remotely relevant. And also to make sure you're not stuck in a rut, that you could survive if civilization collapsed in the morning and we all had to start again. If you can easily think of what you would do if you were, say, 25, then you are clearly still employable and you might still have a hope when the robots take over all the jobs our generation does.

I've been thinking about it myself. What would I do if I were a millennial? I have no discernible, what you might call, skills, but then, that doesn't seem to stop some of the millennials. The term 'skills' is a broader term these days than it was when I was young. When I was young, in order to have skills, you had to do an Anco course.

Those of us who went to actual university got no skills apart from maybe reading, doing exams, drinking and being insufferable arseholes. Technically I have expertise in the area of marketing. But it was kind of gentleman's marketing. The marketing they taught in college did not make you able to do marketing, more it would have prepared you to teach other people abstract concepts about marketing. I also majored in management. This qualifies me to know the theory of running a really large organisation, like a conglomerate or a multinational. There were lots of us in the class. I really wonder how many of us actually ended up as the CEO of a large organisation. I know one did for sure. Beyond that, I suspect it may have been zero.

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