Author: Rogier Rijnja

Rogier B. Rijnja, Co-founder of FindMino.com, executive coach, and former Human Resources executive at Amazon, Nike, Apple, Sara Lee and several European multinational consumer goods companies.
Career tips Trends Rogier Rijnja

How to choose a future-proof career?

The labor market is shaken up. Big time. The unemployment rate in the US peaked to nearly 20% earlier this year. Fortunately it dropped back to single digits in recent months, but it’s still high. Some jobs may not return at all. And a number of jobs already started to disappear before Covid-19. Check this […]

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Career advice, who should I listen to?

Who is the most reliable career consultant when it comes to career choices? Your parents, partner, teacher? We get a lot of solicited and unsolicited advice on what job to choose, what college to go to. Parents, School Counselor, teacher, friends, your aunt: how to go about their advice and suggestions ? For career advice, […]

Career tips Rogier Rijnja

Jobs without degrees – the new normal.

College as we know it is about to disappear. At FindMino, we conducted a survey a little while ago with teens and young adults across North America and learned that nearly 75% of those contacted confirmed they would prefer to go to college.[1] The mindset of most teenagers and young adults is still that college […]

Covid-19 Trends Rogier Rijnja

Why our view on careers is dramatically changing.

Millions of students around the globe are experiencing something with a huge impact to their lives. Consequently we are changing our view on careers dramatically. This period of uncertainty, health threats and social disconnect is harsh on all of us. Recent research confirms that Americans up to the age of 18 are bored, worried, stressed, […]

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Alternatives to 4-year college are attractive.

Uncertain times make you look for alternatives. More and more high school students are reconsidering their thoughts about next steps. Are the four years at college going to be worth it? Will I find the career I really want? Is the gigantic college debt worth it? Harvard professor, Robert B. Schwartz, worded it nicely “the […]

Career tips Covid-19 Rogier Rijnja

Gap year, how do I know if it’s right for me?

There’s an increasing interest in taking a gap year after high school or college[1].  And Covid-19 puts many people in a position to rethink their next steps. A Gap year could offer a great ‘step back’ and sit out the economic downturn we are facing. While still small (about 1.5% of first time college freshmen do […]