Episode 53: Preparing for jobs that don’t yet exist, with Chris Bishop

Episode 53: Preparing for jobs that don’t yet exist, with Chris Bishop

Chris Bishop’s had 8 careers. Not jobs: careers. 

His band toured with The Eagles and ZZ Top, before Chris became a session musician playing with Robert Palmer and Chuck Berry. 

He then got into writing jingles – including KitKat’s first TV advert. Chris then discovered the World Wide Web, learned programming, and landed a job with IBM where he worked on Virtual Worlds. 

Chris now teaches people on how to prepare for jobs that don’t yet exist through Improvising Careers, and even has a course on LinkedIn Learning.

Get ready for a fascinating episode!

Contents

  • 0m 54s: A non-linear, multi-modal careerist
  • 4m 58s: The toughest career jump
  • 6m 48s: Writing the KitKat’s first jingle
  • 8m 45s: Getting my first ‘real’ job at 40
  • 10m 56s: Moving from New York to raise our son
  • 14m 55s: Starting Improvising Careers
  • 17m 58s: If you don’t know what job you want to do
  • 21m 53s: Can you replicate music gigs virtually?
  • 23m 48s: The future of VR and airlines
  • 25m 51s: Preparing for jobs that don’t yet exist
  • 29m 04s: Astrophysics meets hospitality
  • 30m 27s: The appropriate amount of time to focus on jobs that don’t exist
  • 33m 30s: IBM and Virtual Worlds
  • 39m 34s: How to answer ‘Where do you see yourself in 5 years?’
  • 40m 36s: My course on LinkedIn Learning

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