Thursday, 24 September 2015

A life with many hats

I am rarely on Linkedin.

The other day I was on the site to answer a mail and decided to update my profile while there. Which is when I realised that you can only put one job as your 'current job'.

This seems a bit archaic and doesn't take into account the realities of today's unstructured world in my opinion.

I remember Roshan Abbas taking on his twitter trolls in a Facebook status update the other day. He rebutted those who call him 'jobless' by saying he holds three jobs, if I remember right. That sounded familiar.

I didn't know what to put in my profile. 

I consult with Karvy Insights, a market research firm. I am an editor at large for the India Food Network. The lead Mumbai critic for EazyDiner. I've joined the NDTV Food as a columnist. I write for publications like MW, Mumbai Mirror and Femina. I work with brands on promotional campaigns. I have my YouTube channel, The Finely Chopped. And it all started with my blog, Finely Chopped.

I would like to believe that I am symptomatic of the change happening in my generation.

We don't want to be boxed up. We want to try out different things. We have varied interests. We want to chase them all. Make something out of them.

It's time Linkedin recognises that.