In the steps bellow I have presented the journey map I follow when it comes to changing the work. In every step I am asking a question which represents my thought at the moment and helps me stepping further.
I have interviewed my friend Winnie Yoe, who is an emerging media artist and graphic designer. I came up with the following set of questions: Introduction. When was the last time you change your job ? Why did you change your job ? Do you consider yourself competitive ? Describe the process of changing the job ? How do you start? What is important for you? How do you make your final choice? Do you negotiate the offer ? Would your job be affected in 20 years, after the robot revolution ?
Winnie Yoe is currently working as a graphic designer at NYU Skirball performing art center. Before moving to New York she has been working as a digital designer at Estee Lauder. Although, there were some legal issues, she quit her previous job because of relocation to New York. She is considering herself more competitive in the United States than in hometown Hong Kong. The reasons she is thinking that way are different. An academic background from Dartmouth College and NYU and her conceptual art works are making her stand out from the crowd. At the same time she is multilingual.
- STEP 1 – Lack of career satisfaction and bad working environment will make her considering looking for a new job.
- STEP 2 – She will be using online platforms, social media and network while looking for job opportunities. Then spending most of the time on applying for jobs, working on cover letters and keeping up to date portfolio.
- STEP 3 – Interviewing
- STEP 4 – Reviewing the contract, but mostly feeling reluctant to negotiate the deal.
- STEP 5 – Getting a job, preparing resignation letters and baking for the colleagues as a gratitude.
As my final question, about robots taking over the jobs in the area she is experienced in, she was sure that in the near future there is no way to fully replace artists and designers and there is still room for expressing their creative thoughts.