I interviewed Dr. Tracey Wilen, the author of “Employed for Life: 21st Century Career Trends” in this episode of “The Jim Stroud Show.” We discussed the world of work from a 21st century perspective and how much has changed from the days of the baby boomers, how new generations are making an impact, unforeseen ramifications of new technologies, advice for today’s jobseekers and sooo much more. Tune in to hear all the fun (and maybe learn something).
Inside this podcast:
00:38 – I could not put this book down
02:20 – I thoroughly enjoyed your book
05:03 – How is longevity impacting career planning?
08:46 – 52% of Americans do not work for large corporations
11:24 – …generations could learn a lot from the other
14:48 – …learn how to retool their existing skills in a new way
17:48 – …you gave a lot of good advice just as you are giving now
21:13 – I also see a benefit in having a much longer resume
24:10 – …they have ranked LinkedIn as the number one resource in…
28:19 – …you can find work in other cities but you don’t have to relocate
32:37 – …let me take out the word handbag or product and put in recruiting
34:13 – …time seems to fly when we talk or I just ramble a lot
About Dr. Tracey Wilen
Dr. Wilen is a global authority on workforce trends who assists Fortune 500 firms implement internal leadership, diversity, and employee skill development programs and accelerate business development initiatives. As a thought leader on business, technology, women’s leadership, and career topics, her offerings include speeches, panel moderation, and she serves as a panelist expert for corporations and conferences.
Dr. Wilen appears on CNN, FOX News Live, CBS Radio, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Wired magazine. She regularly contributes to The Huffington Post, the Examiner, Christian Science Monitor, and other national and international outlets. She was a senior global executive in firms including Cisco Systems, Apple Computer, Hewlett Packard and the Apollo Group. Dr. Wilen has also been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University where she conducted research for over ten years on the impact of technology on society, work, education and careers.
Dr. Wilen has published 11 books on the topics of business, technology, women and careers. She was named San Francisco Woman of the Year and honored by the San Francisco Business Times as the most Influential Woman in Bay Area Business in 2012.
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