Paddle Snags $700,000 in Funding to Help Students Embrace "Job-Jumping"
Thanks to their penchant for selfies and social media and the perception that they feel entitled to jobs after years of incurring student debt, millennials are often dubbed the selfish generation. But for a generation that earned that moniker, it’s interesting that research shows that millennials are more interested in finding work with purpose beyond profit that benefits society.
Why non-linear is the only career path forward
You’re native to the world of constant information, social media, fake news and employment instability. You’re staring down 1,000 job opportunities in a sea of what feels like none at all. The famed linear career ladders of your parents and grandparents just don’t appeal.
This Website Could Tell You Which Career Path To Take
I have no idea what I want to do with my career, and I feel like I’m not the only one. Paddle is basically a careers counsellor for today’s young people. It learns about you, figures out which aspects of a career you could find the most valuable and then gives you what you need to start learning about potential career pathways.
CBC FEATURES PADDLE AS SOLUTION TO PRECARIOUS EMPLOYMENT
CBC feature on how Paddle helps train people to switch jobs and sectors given the rise of precarious work. Matthew Thomas, CEO of Paddle, says that people who embrace habits for coping with uncertainty are better prepared to switch careers, and make the most of those switches.