Inspired by my team member’s weekly update, I want to document what I did the past week. This public post has eliminated all confidential work-related elements. All statements and supporting evidence are my personal views only.
My husband answered when I asked him what qualifications he would look for when hiring an analyst. He hits the points.
- This is my 2nd month working-from-home (WFH) during COVID-19 and my third month with eBay. I’ve learned so much about how to communicate with 500+ people. My role is still unclear, which teaches me another lesson: to be relaxed with uncertainty and chaos as my giant team, Global Marketing, is going through a massive reorganization.
- I volunteered to write the monthly newsletter for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) team. In the U.S., May is the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, and of course, Mother’s Day. Globally, May 21 is the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and May 21 – Development and Global Accessibility Awareness. Among all of these celebrations, I am a strong supporter of the Global Accessibility Awareness, a day that promotes digital accessibility and inclusion for people with all disabilities. My question is: why don’t they include seniors in this celebrated group? Seniors are slowly making up a significant portion of the population. “By 2050 in the United States alone, 83.7 million people will be 65 years old or older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That is almost double the 43.1 million in 2012. It’s a trend that’s occurring across the rest of the globe.” (https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2018/cb18-41-population-projections.html) And the majority of our innovation nowadays is for young and healthy people like me with jargon and prerequisite such as setting up “2-factor authentication” or passwords with special characters. My Dad has a hard time remembering where he put his toothbrush, let alone a 7-character password with #^$(#. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinseatonjefferson/2019/06/28/more-seniors-are-embracing-technology-but-can-they-use-it-ucsd-researchers-suggest-asking-them/#249f15c62323) However, few startups are innovating for the elderly. (https://www.argentum.org/magazine-articles/7-innovations-changing-aging-experience/)
- I finished a funny point-and-click game called “Gibbous – A Cthulhu Adventure” and a serious one, “The Testament of Sherlock Holmes”. Haven’t taken analyst certification or wondering if being an analyst is right for you, try out these story-rich point-and-click games first.