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Jimmy's Jobs of the Future

Good morning,  A year on from leaving 10 Downing Street, I have decided to launch a podcast about job
Jimmy's Jobs of the Future
By Jimmy McLoughlin • Issue #1 • View online
Good morning, 
A year on from leaving 10 Downing Street, I have decided to launch a podcast about jobs of the future. I will be interviewing entrepreneurs asking them where they are hiring for now, and where they think their businesses will be hiring in the future.
I have written about the process of leaving No.10 and figuring out what to do next - ‘wandering and wondering, a year in transition’ over on my Medium page, which you can see here.
The podcast will re-create the some of the Prime Ministerial briefings that I undertook when I was in Downing Street. They will be half an hour interviews with entrepreneurs which will be distilled into three minutes summaries that I would include in the PMs red box, and then there will be some wider careers counsel on jobs of the future. 
You can listen on directly through Buzzsprout here.
Or on Spotify here
Or on Apple here. (Please do leave us a rating on iTunes, it makes a big difference)
If you think you know someone that might be interested, just forward them this email.

The first episode
The artwork, by George Dick Cleland (link to his work at the end of the post)
The artwork, by George Dick Cleland (link to his work at the end of the post)
Our first guest is Hayden Wood from Bulb, the renewable energy company, founded just five years ago, they now employ over 900 people, the key points in the summary are:
  1. All employees have some form of data test now 
  2. The best ideas can come from surprising places for example their internal hack weeks, where they put lots of multi disciplinary people together to try and improve the business - this is where their single energy tariff idea came from. 
  3. Only 5% of their employees had a background in energy before joining the company. 
  4. At any given point, 5% of employees are in rotation within another part of the business, seeing how each other work and sharing ideas
  5. Biggest challenge came when trying to recruit too many people too quickly - this is a challenge we see often for fast growing scale up companies
  6. They are using the traditional in person interview less, because of biases that this can lead too. 
  7. Lastly, I was interested to hear how whilst the energy use has been smoothed throughout the pandemic, rather than the traditional 5-7pm dash, that has actually led to an increase in prices because it is therefore less predictable. 
You can listen on directly through Buzzsprout here.
Or on Spotify here
Or Apple here
If you think someone might benefit from it, simply forward them this email.
The pilot series
I have just committed to a pilot series so far of around 8-10 episodes. 
The guests for the pilot series so far include: 
Sarah Wood from Unruly who transitioned career from an academic to at Cambridge before setting up the Global Video Marketplace, Unruly which she sold to NewsUK.
Pip Jamieson from The Dots who is building LinkedIn for creative people to work on projects, which has over half a million members now using it to find work. (I found George on the website who designed the artwork you can see at the top of the page - he is a Graphic design student who has had his placement year ruined by Coronavirus - you check out his work here)
Kathryn Parsons from Decoded which educates corporates and large entities about the changing nature of our economy and the skills needed to thrive in it. 
There are plenty more exciting guests lined up. I know that inbox space is at a premium so I am going to keep these emails to every couple of weeks and sum up a couple of episodes. 
How you can help
A surge of unemployment is coming and the job market is changing beyond recognition, it is my hope to try and get this into peoples ears, who may be thinking of a career change, or perhaps starting out on their career 
So please do forward this email to someone who may need it, or someone particularly interested in future of work / HR / or someone looking for career inspiration
If you are on social media, I would be very appreciative of any love you can share, particularly on LinkedIn.
But we are also on on
Instagram: @jimmysjobs
Twitter: @jimmysjobs
I am bootstrapping and funding this at the moment out of my sideline consultancy work, so any help you can help to spread the word, is really appreciated. 
Thanks for your support on helping me start this journey, all feedback is gratefully received, you can just hit reply and let me know what you think. 
The emails will come every couple of weeks, you can unsubscribe at any time.
You can listen on directly through Buzzsprout here.
Or on Spotify here
Or Apple here

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