Afraid Of Being Fired? These 4 Jobs Will Never Get You Fired
Are you being spewed out by technology? Many of you would know the feeling I believe. Technology transforming education and knowledge availability have thrown many old tmers into serious employment gaps, not being able to cope with the new minimum requirements of the job market. However this same development has balanced the situation by giving birth to new job profiles previously unheard of, awaiting those brave and capable enough to add few more skills to their skill development plan.
These are jobs which did not even exist several years ago. Arming yourself for anyone of them could ensure your future for a lifetime. Let’s roll…
Chief Belief Officer
The recent financial crisis threw many companies in despair and battle for profit and it created an environment where aggressive pursuit for new business is the only rule of thumb.
This type of environment is devastating for many individuals who prefer organization and a career that enables them to pursuit higher self realization goals alongside their economical reasons. Generation Y is the best example for this.
Well, this is where Chief Belief Officers emerge. Their task is to bring the confidence back into the system and to align the corporate culture with the need of employees without losing sight of the business objectives. It is well known that the most successful companies of today are the most philosophical ones. They have taken the customer experience as high as they can and they have transformed themselves into preachers and evangelists, almost like fanatics when it comes not only to client acquisition but client retention as well.
Chief Belief Officers are excellent communicators and they are in charge of making a higher vision tangible for the employees. They align values, recognize leaders and foster culture of altruism ,value building and communication. They do not generate business for your enterprise but it is their task to ignite others to do and make them feel great about themselves and the company they work for. This is a world of fast change and many are unable to cope. People and companies lose sight of their vision. Chief Belief Officers help companies regain their lost identity and formulate culture of winners and sophistication.
You have to be well groomed in capacity building, training, psychology, story-telling and of course with knowledge of what happens in the market if you wish to position yourself as Chief Belief Officer.
Not many companies opt for Chief belief Officers. Those who do ensure that their employees maintain healthy mindset inside a culture that is capable of protecting them from the jungle of false beliefs, farces and dilemmas around what truly matters.
Yeah, that would be me at Mobiloitte. Even in 2014, Inbound marketing remains one of the most lucrative, challenging and full of opportunities job positions where you can build your lifetime career. Inbound Marketing is probably the most visionary and philosophic concept of marketing which chooses relationships building based on former value and permission from your target. Inbound marketing is fast and multifaceted area of work which involves social media, search marketing, PPC etc under a single umbrella.
Good knowledge in online marketing combined with good writing skills and knowledge of publishing platforms is the necessary minimum if you want to venture into Inbound Marketing. However it takes more than being a good blogger in order to be a good Inbound marketer. Analytical skills, planning and focus to lead generation remain important factor which can determine your success as inbound marketer. Creativity is not enough unless you are able to design and implement constant flow of leads from Inbound marketing. Therefore market awareness and knowledge in some traditional approaches in sales will be highly appreciable if you plan to become an Inbound Marketer
Growth hacking is a marketing technique developed by technology startups which uses creativity, analytical thinking, and social metrics to sell products and gain exposure. (Wikipedia). In other words, growth hacking is the next level of evolution, amalgamation of online marketer and programmer into a single person who is capable to recognize patterns in the market and possesses the capacity to implement that knowledge through technical means in order to generate profit for the company.
As said, the origins of growth hacking lies in small startups that traditionally lack money to turn ideas into reality or lack traditional marketing background.
In basic terms growth hacking means that an entrepreneur can take a clever or non-traditional approach to increasing the growth rate/adoption of his or her product by "hacking" something together specifically for growth purposes. Being a growth hacker means that you are technically savvy, obsessed with testing, have growth as your only objective, behave almost like a fanatic in pushing and achieving objectives, and you are an aggressive learner. One of the most famous growth hacking lesson includes the celebrated integration between Airbnb and Craiglist (which I think has been shut down now), for which you can read the case study by Andrew Chen
Customer Experience designer
How does a prospect manage to get the first contact with your brand? How does your website guide him towards filling that lead generation form and download an E-book, subscribe to your email list or add the first product into the shopping cart? How is he able to understand what your business is all about in the first few seconds before he closes the tab? These are the question answered by the Customer Experience designer.
Do not use conservative approaches to identify and hire Customer Experience designer. Your new customer experience designer may emerge from everywhere – former code developers or content strategists, people who have felt the pulse of those who tried what they delivered. These folks define the entire experience until a prospect becomes your client - awareness, consideration, acquisition, service and warranty, and reconsideration.
Opt for one of these profiles and you may never need to worry again about job fluctuations or recessions. Let me know in case you identify another job that belongs to this list.