Justine L.T. Chua

The Future of Work Career is Project-Based (So Embrace Job-Hoppers) / 未來工作,斜槓當道

The average millennial stays at a job for 3-5 years. The average Gen Z stays 18 months to 3 years. Tenure is dropping and dropping fast. We need to stop teaching people the old mindset that careers are job-based, that you stay there for a long time and work your way up into handling the bigger project and career opportunities. Instead we need to face facts. Working environment nowadays needs to adapt to the gig economy of project based work. Everyone, from company leadership teams that belong to Gen X to the Gen Z college students, needs to learn how to structure the work environment given the future of work trends happening in full force today. Like high turnover, rise of AI, need for workers who can adapt and learn new skills without having to undergo a session with an in-house learning and development team. They also need to learn how to plan their careers given the shift from companies where you "grow" there for a few years to gig economies and project-based work where you "grow" there for a few months. We need to embrace job hopping instead of shunning it. Hence, why this talk will start with that "worrying" trend and explain how it's actually a good thing and that companies need to plan for it to happen instead of hope that it won't. This talk will share a. the current situation and the future of work trends that are already happening in the workplace b. the idea that careers are now project-based (and that deep generalists are preferred over just generalists or just specialists) c. what can companies do today to prepare for this new kind of work (reliant on projects/freelancers instead of set employees) + how can they better attract competent Gen Z workers d. what can individuals do today to become an in-demand employee/freelancer that won't be redundated tomorrow e. the idea that job hopping isn't something to be ashamed about or something to shame others about but instead a way to gain new skills and experiences quickly that makes you future-proof



Bumpy Career

Justine LT Chua writes and researches on interning and job hunting for Filipino college students through her blog, The Border Collective (soon to be transitioned to The Bumpy Career). She's run over 10+ workshops and given 50+ talks on effective job hunting and career planning for Gen Z college students. She's also coached over 280+ < 25 year olds figure out how to get from where they are to the future they want using the same job hunting strategies she teaches. Currently, she's conducting a research with 2000 Gen Z Filipinos on what they think needs to be updated in the working landscape, given rising technology and future of work trends. Using the preliminary data, she’s worked with SMBs and university organizations to create systems that promote Gen Z career and personal development. Justine also freelance consults on niche content marketing for SMBs, particularly on soft selling through social media, and for establishing upcoming thought leaders through expertise banks, mainly via blogging and social media. She juggles all this while working full-time as a management trainee at Unilever.

「知識變現」、「斜槓青年」這些名詞從大學生到菜市場攤販都琅琅上口,如果你是企業主管,你準備好面對新一代的畢業生了嗎?如果你是求職者,你做好進入新型態工作的準備了嗎?未來職場將如何演變,和 Justine 一起來面對!

Justine LT Chua 通過她的部落格 The Bumpy Career,為菲律賓大學生撰寫實習生和尋找工作的研究。她舉辦了10多次研討會,並為Z世代的大學生進行了50多次有關有效求職和職業規劃的演講。她培訓了280多名25歲以下的年輕人,幫助他們使用與她講授的求職策略來釐清如何從目前的狀態走向未來。目前,她正在與 2000 名 Z世代的菲律賓人進行研究,考慮到技術的進步和工作趨勢的未來,他們認為需要在工作環境中進行創新,她使用初步數據與中小型企業和大學組織合作,創建了促進Z世代職業和個人發展的系統。Justine 也為中小型企業提供利基內容行銷方面的自由顧問,尤其是通過社交媒體進行軟性行銷方面的諮詢。