Visit from a ‘Digital Nomad’
By Serdar K.T
Last weekend I caught up with my former childminder, Juliana, downtown in Kilkenny for lunch. This is not the norm, as Juliana is Brazilian and now lives in Barcelona.
Juliana who qualified as a psychologist even before we met her (yes that’s why she was looking after me !) now works as a HR consultant. This means she helps people to find work and also companies to find employees. As the lunch progressed, she began to talk about her line of work and the fact that she is also a ‘Digital Nomad’.
She explained to me that a Digital Nomad is someone who can work in any location worldwide, as long as they have a device with a wireless Internet connection that has a face camera, such as Skype. Her work typically consists of organizing peoples’ CV’s, conducting job interviews, marketing, etc.
Personally, she is thinking of moving to Indonesia because she loves to travel and also reckons it would be cheaper for her to operate there. That doesn’t even take the beaches, lovely food and exotic weather into account!
The fact that she is young, single and versatile means that this is an ideal career path for her to take. In her opinion, she will now be able to grab the opportunities of the digital world as they arise, while also maintaining independence in her working environment. Her can-do positive attitude will surely work to her advantage in this new chapter of her life!