Innovative Specialist Making my future the future of business

Defining Innovative Specialist

  • Forward thinker of the company.
  • Keep up with current trends in technology, fashion, community, and industry.
  • Use the current trends in an innovative way readily applicable to any company.
  • Respond to fast-pace society changes = the need to have a person specifically watching industry changes.
  • Drive a company's success by leading its industry with new ideas and designs.
  • Maintain up-to-date company finances for future investments.
  • Informed on the company's target market in order to preventing wasteful spending.

It's important that as an Innovative Specialist (I.S.) I am willing to spend time learning about the company. I have a thirst for knowledge about what's happening in my industry and a drive to make my company even better. I believe I have the necessary qualities to become a great Innovative Specialist.

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Resume

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Skills

1. Forward Thinker - Ability to predict future shifts based off past trends and use existing ideas to spur new success platforms; use current trends in an innovative way readily applicable to my company.

2. Professional Poise - Comfortable when integrated in the business world and able to confidently express my ideas.

3. Leadership - Well-respected by others because of my positive attitude to accomplish the impossible.

4. Unconventional Ideas - Make my company different by setting it apart not just nationally but globally in the world of business.

5. Embrace Challenges - Talent to go into unfamiliar situations and learn despite potential adverse effects; I enjoy the feeling of putting a fear behind me.

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Innovative Specialist Specifics

Salary: Currently make between $40-95k per year depending on the size of the company.

Education: Most company's require a Master's Degree in Business Management and Administration along with minors in Marketing, Sociology, Consumer Behavior, or Organizational Leadership. Typically takes about 5-6 years.

Skills: Communication, Productivity, Creativity, Goal Setting / Achieving, and Adaptability.

Other Skills:

  • Strategy Development – proposition development, vision articulation, strategic planning, communication development and stakeholder engagement
  • Business Development – examining new market opportunities, acquisitions, service and product development
  • Workplace Development – measure and manage the impacts of workplace change on an organization's intangible assets

Outlook: Based on the trend of large businesses hiring people who will specifically devote their time to push the company forward, an Innovative Specialist--along side the trend of emerging corporations--the career opportunities are currently predicted to grow 6 percent annually. Right now there are currently about 8,000 people employed as Innovative Specialists (sometimes referred to as Company Engineers) in the U.S.

Hiring : Google

YouTube

Nike

Amazon

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Education

Sources

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Business Degrees For You. Rasmussen College. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/Where-is-the-overwrite-ins-overstrikekey-on-my-HP-Notebook/td-p/1317529. 2016.

Important Skills for Your Business. Inc. http://www.inc.com/murray-newlands/5-most-important-business-skills-every-entrepreneur-must-have.html. Feb 2016.

21 Skills in Business. Business School Ed.com. http://www.businessschooledge.com/21-business-skills-to-succeed. 30 July 2014.

About Us. Forward Thinking Inc. http://www.forwardthinkinginc.com/. 2017.

Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2017. https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#11-0000.

Companies Utilizing their Innovative Specialists. Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2013/08/14/the-ten-most-innovative-companies-in-america/#19bb1f3c5d47. 2017.

Monthly Number of Workers. Stastistica. https://www.statista.com/statistics/192361/unadjusted-monthly-number-of-full-time-employees-in-the-us/. Dec 2016.

Defining New Career Paths. Brillio. http://www.brillio.com/insights/post/whats-innovation-specialist-brillio-defines-new-career-paths. 15 Sep 2014.

Evarosa Perry

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