We share with you tips from experts of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on how to find a suitable profession and which of them will be in demand in the near future.
Professional businessmen, leading figures of the educational sphere recently spoke at the SPIEF discussion "Age Learn: Educational Trajectories of Young Professionals and Competencies of the Future". The guests had a good time to listen to Alexander Laryanovsky (managing partner of Skyeng), Andrey Sebrant (director of strategic marketing at Yandex), Anton Boyko (director of new business development at Zoon) and other experts.
Anton Boyko emphasized the main trend for today: almost any company seeks to move to a digital format. Therefore, the expert considered this direction promising. At the same time, he noted that medicine needs at least several more years to become a popular direction in terms of choosing a profession.
The most successful vector in building a career Maria Golyandrina (Deputy Director General of the "First Cargo Company") considers the path that is sincerely interesting to young people. The girl considers it important to try herself in what she likes, despite the possible difficulties.
Director for strategic development of digital services in "Raiffeisen" Rubakhin Pavel said that the field of artificial intelligence requires solving problems: when communicating in a chat with a bot, a person is still often forced to resort to the help of a live operator. Therefore, according to the young man, we need those who will find quality solutions in this area.
From Alexander Laryanovsky received such recommendations: you should get acquainted with the most popular publications writing about the events of the scientific and technical field. Thanks to this, you can be well versed in the main current discoveries. One day, studying such materials, you will find what you would like to do, something will certainly inspire you.
Alexander Kapitonov, Dean of the Faculty of Infocommunication Technologies (ITMO), predicts the large-scale development of biotechnologies, robotics and their unification. Just as the Internet and mobile phones once appeared, this new sphere will engulf the scientific world. Scientists will work to empower humans with computing power, mechanical prostheses, and more. Although there are no such professions yet, but they will appear and will be associated with biology, engineering, information technology, programming, mathematics.
Andrey Sebrant (marketing strategist ofYandex) offers a different look at the commodity economy. The marketer argues that this area is reduced not only to the extraction of minerals. With the extraction of raw materials, he compares technology and science: people are interested in the product itself, obtained from some "raw materials". The country needs more entrepreneurs: based on technology, they make a product. So the most promising Sebrant considers the sphere of entrepreneurship.
Elena Myakotnikova, representing the W20 from Russia, recommends paying attention to related professions that are at the intersection of various disciplines, although so far they practically do not exist. This is about the same thing that Alexander Kapitonov talked about: engineering, biology, information technology and much more.
The head of WR Group Holding Vadim Rosenstein advises simply to strive for the profession that brings pleasure and satisfaction, since it is difficult to predict the future.