You can carry the whole world in your pocket and you can simply just change it with simple ideas that could become the next big thing. You can make friends and communicate with new professionals to expand your network. Trust me; people are even searching for their soul-mates while sitting at their homes, watching TV with their smartphones in hand. It’s all about web and it’s smart; it’s immense and it is mystique when you realize the power you have to access everything instantly – it just makes things possible.
Socially Transmitted Disease
Here, what is being talked about is not in regard to just finding/creating jobs and careers but overall approach we should have towards the versatile trends of web applications while constantly evolving with the changing markets. In terms of jobs, there are always none when you don’t really know what exactly you want to do except get some cash in hand. Unfortunately, students in Pakistan are trained not to innovate but to hunt a job and eventually earn. For years, like a socially transmitted disease, this culturally laid model of behavior has passed on and it has corrupted the minds of many exceptional individuals. ‘Out-of-the-box’ theory has very recently been introduced to the masses and it will take time to absorb it before it becomes an integral part of our social mind.
Even though, the number of available smart jobs is quite low today, the chances for creating new opportunities for yourself are greater than ever before. The world has gone virtual, as mentioned earlier and with the distance condensed, people are finding new ways to explore their potential and give back to society innovatively while at the same time they struggle to make both ends meet. The question is: are you ready for the web to kick-start your dream career? How much are you collaborating with like minded individuals to actualize the best of you? If you are active on various social online firms, you are on good grounds; if not, you better get ready before it comes to you because the world is moving too fast.
But how does one create a job?
The creation of a job depends mostly on your awareness of the world and the dimension to which it’s headed. You are able to think of what you are efficiently capable of doing only when you have complete awareness of what’s actually happening around and how it’s actually happening. Then you can twist and mold it and add something new which it lacks. Having the knowledge of what you can add to a particular idea/business/strategy is what creates your job.
Collaborate and learn
There is sadly no job creation if you just think big in your head and become a self-guru, unless the world around knows it. You need to have a prototype of your idea; and of course you need to be very well networked. Reaching out to a company with a solid idea is better than appearing for an interview suited up without knowing anything about the job/company where you have submitted your application. If you have a good network online where you are able to see what’s going on; and you actively read about latest ventures and business, you might actualize/develop skills that can be used and that fill the criteria for a job – or to create one.
Instead of Googling job offers, look-up for new businesses/startups/trends and hone your ideas in the first place. Once you are in your own shoes perfectly, collaborate and experiment. Ali Gul Pir and Osman Khalid Butt are obvious examples of using social media platforms very smartly – both of them now are doing well at their business.
Strangers in their own mirrors
As mentioned already, majority of people in Pakistan chase money than wisdom; they end up doing jobs they do not wish to do. They have ambitions and ideas which they simply renounce considering them less workable. These raw-half-baked ideas may have the potential to change things but they are simply wasted. These people end up becoming money machines while spending their days with a sense of ‘working’ rather than enjoying their work – and it hinders their natural, intellectual growth. As a result, they become strangers in their own mirrors.
However, it’s a different story to work for polishing your skills while you fuel your engines and add more value to your current job. Experience is essential, but your approach towards learning requires dedication. On the other hand, there are people who have no ambitions and go for work . All these people become victims of social alienation as Marx says. There is a very famous movie, Modern Times by Charlie Chaplin, which discusses this issue.
People may feel alienated because they adopt a second nature while their true potential stays on pyres they build. They eventually become social robots. And this is one of the most important rules for your entrepreneurial and intellectual growth: Don’t be a social robot!
It involves risk taking when you are willing to stand up for paving new paths; it’s hardly appreciated by society to which we always look for validation of our ideas, but it’s always worth a try. There are incredibly brilliant social ideas generating from Pakistani entrepreneurs and they indeed are leaving a positive impact on society, making it fertile for creativity and innovation.
Tech is good and it has bonds with every field and sector be it art, literature, politics, marketing, business or governance. These people have changed things because they do not perceive technology as something very technical; instead, they perceive it as a vehicle that takes ideas to execution in an accelerated fashion. To make effective use of tech-world, you need to understand it better and smarter.
Are you well networked?
Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are most popular social media networks but you need to have etiquettes to network with or stalk smart people online before you actually connect with them and learn. And there is blogging – your ultimate tool for having your say globally. If you are a beginner, you should first edit your online profiles and blogs with search-engine-friendly manners. Majority of business professionals are using Twitter and LinkedIn to connect with people and have instant feedback and ideas.
Facebook is a lengthy topic. It has groups, pages, notes and of 4 billion online users. But in terms of businesses and professionals, Twitter is smarter as it gives you recent stream of updates with a multiple keyword search. If you have failed to start a new trend in real life, Twitter helps you setting one online, at least in conversations. You can just type anything on your mind for search and find related conversations. It’s the art of conversation that connects online because it’s all words and their presentation. Just follow people with same interests and keep a track of what’s new; to whom they are connected; and what more is there for you to learn in the tweets they post to share ideas, plans and experiences.
LinkedIn is for pure professionals. It has borrowed some features from Facebook which include groups, status updates, Like button, but it has its own charm and it is very Google-friendly. It allows you to run an advanced search where you can mention name, profession and other details to connect with people you are looking for. You can also see related contacts to a particular person you want to reach and it makes it easier for you not only to learn more about a person but also network with closer references.
The impact of internet on human behavior and how keep safe
It is a proven fact that internet has a remarkable influence on human behavior, mostly because of online presence and audience. It’s the ‘audience effect’ that you should keep in focus while presenting yourself online. On a day to day basis, if we perform an autopsy on the psychology of a common user running a Facebook Page, we will notice that he goes online; posts a status/story/quote and then deep in his mind he keeps waiting for people to ‘Like’ his post. If it turns out well, most of his friends and virtual contacts click the Like button and comment. If not, that guy would switch and focus on feeding the audience what they want rather what he has to offer – even if it’s junk and pathetic humor or plagiarized content.
The same may happen to new bloggers and even readers. Recent surveys show that women in West – caught in the middle of internet culture and online persona – are going anorexic and suffering from a distorted body self-perception. All these and several other online factors may influence one’s online presence and persona, but it has a way out if you can entertain the internet’s influence without totally giving into it.
Adapting to what the online world wants is a failure, because the world itself is changing every day and it would want something new after a few days. In online world, those businesses are successful that do not impose anything on their users /clients. Instead they allow users to choose from a broad range of innovative products which help in real life world. The world is quite bored of pretentious blogs, tweets which smell of ads instantly. The world likes innovation – and it is ready to take a chance on the brand new.