▲ ▼ Tracking micro changes related to my career
Say, I'm a programmer; I would like to know the changes in the new version of a programming language I use, changes in the APIs I use, changes in the technology concerning my area of work.
But it's just not the technology which can affect a career, from economic slowdown to rising sea levels could have an impact on a career. Currently there is no individual solution to connect the dots and watch the micro changes related to one's job.
I would like an app which can take specific inputs about my job description, analyse possible career trajectories and monitor micro changes related to those careers and give appropriate suggestions to pursue.
I think you need to define the need more granularity because what you are describing is that you want is specific career coaching advice customized for you.
Maybe spending time on what exactly is needed will help refine and articulate the gap.
I think Yogesh is asking for a service which can predict what he needs to do in terms of career advice than just what he wants. So the granularity is expected from the service itself.
e.g. Say Yogesh works in commercial airlines sector. Since commercial airline industry was the first to go down during pandemic and further hit by recession he is being layed off. But if there was a service which was tracking his skills, current employment, world events and plotting career trajectory in realtime then it could have predicted the potential threat to his job very early during the pandemic and suggested a career pivot with necessary skill training, job vacancies etc.
That's just one possibility of numerous other use cases of a service which can make career trend projections, in-fact I'm intrigued that LinkedIn hasn't rolled it out yet considering they have all the necessary data and compute facility; Perhaps they are testing individual modules of such system separately.
How much is your budget for subscribing for this service? How often do you want updates?
A career coach who specializes in technology can help.
>A career coach who specializes in technology can help
That's exactly what I wanted to avoid, how much a career coach who talks with me for a limited time for a premium can know what I need? I think technology is at a point where widely accessible, guidance through accurate predictions of career trajectory is possible without human middlemen.
>How much is your budget for subscribing for this service? How often do you want updates?
That is a good question, I think widely accessible app based service means price would be affordable or better since it's a career guidance service it can monetize from employers or even universities.
Hi, you might like to checkout Linxy: https://golinxy.com . It enables you to find and track latest news by specifying i) keywords AND ii) news sites categories. With these two inputs, you can create a very personalised search feed for professional development and for tracking knowledge based topics.
For example as a programmer, you can track i) "java", "python", "go" AND ii) Programming and Technology site Categories. Such input will show you latest articles about these languages from relevant sites, and the links found should be very much relevant.
Linxy is cool! It seems to be solving a part of the problem on getting information about things related to my career.
But I can get such information through other means too, what I'm not able to get is information based on predictions for career trajectories. I feel with what you have built, you have a chance of building a system which is able to give information on what one should know if they want to reach a milestone in their career.
Hey there, me and my friends recently launched an app for coders to partially solve the issue that you stated. You can check it out here: https://codenews.app/
Would love to hear your thoughts about it!
Hi, your app is cool and useful. What is your opinion on including a career option as I've mentioned in this need gap?
Definitely a large need gap. Solution comes to personalised news at micro level.
Several years back we attempted a customised news platform - https://talkabout.co.in which could address your grievances at some places, but a real solution for this need gap is not just a customisable news platform but a highly personalised one.
It would very interesting to crack this need gap without access to large personal data, it all relies upon the initial on-boarding questionnaire regarding the user's qualifications, current job description and coming up with career trajectories using generalised data. Current state of machine learning algorithms can definitely help create a plausible solution.
Talkabout is nice! I wonder why it didn't take off.
When we released the app in 2015, we didn't address the proper need gap. Social networks such as Facebook & Twitter became the de facto medium for News consumption and we couldn't compete with them.