Navigating the murky waters of the digital career landscape is a formidable challenge. Many career paths were not there 10 years back. Many are slated not to be there in the next 10. Many, like journalism and communications, have fundamentally changed. Traditional methods of “finding your way through the maze” will not work anymore.
Don’t spend 2 years finding your major. Or, 1 year after 4-year graduation, finding yourself!
Don’t wait till graduation to kick-start your career
Don’t let your precious college degree just “open doors”.
Don’t let your student debt pile up as you “find yourself”.
Instead, build a rewarding career with these simple four-step process.
Step 1: Find your niche – find something you’re good at and love to do.
Step 2: Deep dive – gain expertise in your chosen field/vocation.
Step 3: Start earning – start practicing your trade. The earning creates a positive virtuous cycle.
Step 4: Gain mastery – become better at what you do. Master of your trade.
But why is there so much confusion?
Most stumble on step 1.
First, understand the core problem. Our problem is not lack of information. It’s the opposite i.e. too much of it. Need continuous guidance to process data to information to knowledge to wisdom. people get swayed by buzzwords picked up from ads. Or by peers or parents. Or by misleading survivor-biased coverage.
Second, unlike yesteryears, need community support of peers and mentors to sustain the journey and a life of continuous learning. You have people getting depressed or giving up when they come across any obstacle in their chosen vocation, thinking, they are the first ones to encounter them.
That’s why 2 out of 3 people have a career in a field that was not their major.
That’s why, 50% seek an exit from the career of their choice, within one year of choosing the path.
There’s got to be a better way.
We can do better. Much better. Save time, money, effort. Anguish. Touchstone is a Real-World-Ready digital career accelerator program, uniquely designed from the ground up to help you choose a career path that is best suited for you, and provide a holistic 360 degree support as you take on the journey.
Who’ll benefit from this program
You’re just starting college. And you don’t know what you want to be. You know the huge opportunities in i.t. just don’t know where to start.
You’ve just finished college with “a degree”. You’ve no clue what you really like to be. The major you declared does not “feel right”.
You’re in the wrong profession. It’s dying. You can feel it. Or, it’s not dying. But you feel you are. You are working without a purpose. You want to change direction. And a career in it sounds …. Good.
Everything in it interests you. Equally. It’s an ocean out there. How do you start drinking from it?
Nothing interests you. You just want a career in it, because it pays good money.
You’re convinced, you want a career in it. But, just don’t know where to start.
If you’re a parent, save money, time, effort. Help your kids make up their mind – fast.
This program is for you.
Key Take Away
- Strategy and tools to navigate the ever changing it landscape and not get lost.
- Solid foundation to become comfortable with it
- Step-by-step guide to figure out your niche and maximize chance for a successful, fulfilling career
- Step-by-step guide to go deep in your chosen vocation e.g. coding 101, UI/UX 101, agile 101
- Step-by-step plan to become real-world-ready from beginner to a working professional
Module 1: Get Started With Your Career Search With The Right Foot Forward
Want “a career in i.t.”, but don’t know where to start? This section gives you the mental models, the tools and the step by step guide to get you started with your career search with confidence. Whether you are a new college-bound student or thinking about a mid-career switch, after finishing this section, you will be confident in dealing with the information overload, turn buzzwords to keywords.
Module 2: The Digital Mindset
Continuous Learning. Continuous Growth. Continuous Innovation. Enjoy The Freedom.
Module 3: For The Love Of The Game
Module 4: Foundation – The Kite That Is Grounded Flies High. Get Comfortable With Everything Digital
Computers are to us what Cars were to people of the last century.