What is it you do again? Redefining your skills and your job in the gig economy
by Tamara Curtin Niemi on Tuesday, August 22, 2017
- Fringe & Geekery
- Session type
- Technical level
To show how skills employers say are in demand such as personal resilience, problem solving, adapting to change, team building, negotiation, etc. track across different geographical and vocational areas.
We no longer live in the era of a job for life. This session shows through the telling of one woman’s journey from a Moscow ice hockey team to the hills in Chechnya, to the United Nations and beyond how we can craft a life and a living on our own terms.
Tamara is a globetrotting PhD of Russian Literature who has cared for circus bears, dealt with Russian gangsters, negotiated hostage releases, fought haemorragic fever outbreaks, culled chickens, built bridges and more while still managing to pay the bills and have a relatively sane family life.