During my maritime studies I had a hard time realising what was actually happening in the industry. I was especially confronted during entrepreneur classes asking us to asses our market for opportunities.. Easy for my colleagues studying industrial design, electronics, computer science, but the maritime and offshore oil & gas industry? I really had no clue.
Knowing the market you work in is extremely valuable. It gives you the possibility to asses opportunities and look ahead. Interacting with the industry shouldn’t be limited to the short period when you’re looking for your first job. You need to start being involved as soon as you can and remain it for the rest of your career. [Read more…]