Sunday, August 17, 2014

New Tool for Looking at Employment

LinkedIn has announced a new way of looking at the link (get it, link.. linked in) between your field of study and future employment. The official blog announcement, "Does Studying Fine Art = Unemployment," discusses the Field of Study Explorer.  Basically, what the tool does is finds connections between what people who have linkedin accounts studied and what they listed as occupations.  It isn't perfect but it is interesting.  Check it out.  Hopefully, you will see something that points you in a direction you hadn't considered.  The time I spent playing with it seems to confirm what I've been telling students (shout out to students who took Digital History), the future belongs to self learners and self starters.

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