Apr 22, 2006

Hybrid skills for new careers

There is something about certain functions that are a hybrid of disciplines that's very exciting for me. For example recruiting is an example of a function that nestles between HR and marketing and sales. KM is another such inter-disciplinary function, sitting between IT and HR.

Or corporate communications, which is a lot of marketing, but internally within the organization. I think the focus for internal communicators need to be building in HR and Marketing skills. According to this article, India now needs 100,000 people for corporate communications roles.

If you a new entrant to the world of work, I'd encourage you to try out these edgy, hybrid careers. Heck, even if you have been working for sometime try unconventional careers.

As Seth says, say No to the average.

So consider this an addendum to Thing 2