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How to accomplish in a post-coronavirus job market, according to Vice’s SVP

Flavia Pollastrini
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Flavia Pollastrini

In the series “Staying inside with…,” we pick the brains of experts and absorbing people in tech to find out their admired books, courses, movies, and podcasts they’ve been adequate during lockdown. Mark Adams, SVP and Head of Addition at Vice, is the latest to share what’s been befitting him busy whilst blockage at home.

The COVID-19 communicable is having a major impact on both people and businesses. A total of 81% of the global workforce have had their abode fully or partly closed and nearly 195 actor full-time workers are currently at risk of losing their jobs

Adjusting your business action to the pandemic, or simply adapting to new alive altitude and habits won’t be easy. It will crave collaborative efforts and adaptability from the entire global workforce. “The only way to make sense of it all is to use our only human superpower – our adeptness to connect, abutment each other and collaborate,” Mark Adams, SVP and Head of Addition at Vice, said to TNW. 

This week, we got Adams’ tips on how to cope with the post-pandemic job market and we gained an acumen into the books that aggressive him and kept him busy during the lockdown.

During his career at Vice, Adams has adapted the business from an arising print annual into one of the largest youth-focused agenda media companies in the world. He collaborated in the launch of the artistic agency Virtue, Vice News, Vice Records, and Vice Studios, the TV and film assembly arm of Vice Media that co-produced the Fyre Festival documentary and more than 70 other projects for Netflix and Amazon Studios

The right access to thrive in this new environment

“I just accomplished re-reading what I accede to be the true story of innovation: Death of a Salesman,” Adams told TNW. Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman play tells the story of Willy Loman, a 63-year-old American man who has spent more than thirty years in sales. Willy loses his job because the economy has confused its focus and both he and his aggregation weren’t able to notice until it was too late.

According to Adams, Death of a Salesman is the proof that “innovation will happen to you, and not for you if you don’t pay enough attention.” The world is currently going through a affecting bread-and-butter change and acid aggressive and admired people out of the bread-and-butter blueprint is more contemporary than ever before.

Willy Lomen’s tragedy was that he aback witnessed the start of the New Automated era,” Adams explained. “Our tragedy is that we are aback witnessing the end of it. Business leaders must begin to accept right now that the automated era is no longer the growth engine of our abridgement and after COVID-19 it really never will be again. The great claiming of the next 12 months will be our adeptness to cast off the able habits, anticipation loops, and aesthetics that the last automated era has programmed into us.” 

Connect, abutment each other, and collaborate

During the lockdown, Adams has been putting a lot of effort into helping people who’ve been afresh laid off. Networking and making access is Adams’ main advice when it comes to befitting busy during the pandemic.

“Do you know anyone who is attractive for work? Bet you do,” Adams said. “Can you put that person in touch with a new company? Write a advocacy for them? Help with their job search materials? If there’s annihilation you can do, this is the time. None of what’s accident is claimed to any of us. No one chose this or adapted it and it doesn’t make any sense to say so. The only way to make sense of it all is to use our adeptness to affix and abutment each other.” 

Helping each other must be our number one priority, abnormally if we have quite a lot of time to kill and we are in the advantaged position of still having an income. “It feels good, it’s great karma but most chiefly it’s what this new affiliation abridgement will be based on. So may as well get practicing.” Adams said. “If you’re account this and there is annihilation I can do to help you or addition you know then reach out on LinkedIn and I affiance to do my very best.”

Published May 27, 2020 — 11:40 UTC

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