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Back to basics - think of your childhood

Think of your childhood. Think what you have dreamed of to wanted to be a Astronaut or a Pilot, Doctor, Lawyer or a Designer? Do you remember the speech and presentation by Tim Brown? If you are not just watch the video. He is talking about being creative and play.

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The question of this challenge is : "How might we build better employment opportunities and pathways for young people around the world?"  The keywords are "young people". Young people needs are completely different then adults, so we cannot apply the same selection method for both.
We also have to approach it from different point of view, different angle. The point what I try to make is, if Tim Brown can make things fun,( I assume to serious people - who were attending to his presentation) than we can make this "serious presentation" (employment opportunities, job hunting) fun for young people.

Who does this idea benefit, who are the main players and what's in it for them?

I think it will benefit for those who are looking for job. My idea is to take off some pressure what you have when you are look for a new job.. mostly when we are looking for a new job, we want something new, different a new adventure in our why we do not start in a fun way?

How is your idea specifically increasing access to employment opportunities and pathways for young people?

We perform better when we do not have pressure on I think when we think job hunting as a new opportunity, adventure or fun ( but serious fun) we open up new opportunities to our self. Also I got a new idea. What if we think of job hunting as we are dating? I mean both is a kind a same... so why not use elements from Dating websites or platforms to find new job? When you want to meet with someone, you type what type of person you are looking for... so is a same with job search... when you met with someone you try to "sell" yourself... same with job search... the question is how we can find the similarities between the two type of search and how we can re-define and implement?

The idea emerged from:

  • A group brainstorm

How do you envision your idea being implemented?

  • I'm more throwing the idea out there to inspire potential implementers


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You comment made me think of a comment I just heard from a teacher interview I did when I asked about school being more 'evaluative' or 'generative' and focused on 'creating'. She said, "when teachers think about a project to get students to create something they think of a book report or a research paper", when it can be a lot more than that. In that vein, how do you imagine making recruiting 'fun' for young people? What are they 'creating' as they are going through the process?

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I think it is much more difficult to say: I would do this and that. First I would look at, think of how is the current recruiting process, which is won`t be hard as I have just been in a few interview...:) Obviously we cannot apply the same method everywhere, but we can make the experience better. We could or companies could apply methods, like the Lego Serious Play. After you made the second round and you have your interview - which is based on your CV - I would invite you to play...and figure out how we can fit you in our team. But maybe I am wrong, I do not understand the whole Lego Serious Play methodology yet, but I assume it could be good starting point. What do you think? Could we apply game like the Lego Serious Play in the process?

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I think the Lego Serious Play methodology is a great idea. I also think it depends on the job, unless you are testing over all for a specific skill set or outcome or gauging creativity levels... thanks for the questions. If you have ideas on where you would test this idea, if you could, would love to hear more.

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