Just like the jobs in the second half of XX century (with a gradual concentration in the urban environment and a great development in the tertiary sector) differed from previous times (when the majority of the population was rural and it was focused on agricultural and industrial production), at present we are experiencing a different migration: this time from the physical environment to a virtual environment. The jobs of the industrialized society relieve themselves from the so called “Ubiquitousness”.
The paradox is that we, generally, underestimate future changes, even if we in our experience encountered many of them. For this reason, we usually believe that changes are completely inalienable, that is: almost natural changes and this is funny.
Let’s think about it: technology allows us to have access to information and to transmit them in a fully safe way from our home. Why, then, should we be tied to a physical place and to office hours, if the reason that originated all this no longer exists? Why should we maintain conditions like a set time or a physical presence in the same building, if all this only reproduces the conditions of industrial production?
Currently, there are many jobs/professions that do not deal with physical objects, but with ideas: translators, graphic designers, software developers, copywriters, online teachers, proofreaders, data-entries, virtual assistants…..It is important you note the amount of English words, due to the fact that these jobs are a real innovation in the job landscape.
If your clients are scattered in different time zones, you do need an office to meet them. Meetings and conversations always take place in a telematic way. Experience shows that the shortest reunions are also the most productive ones.
A first step consisted in working from home, maintaining your own residence in the same city in which there is the physical location of your company. Why should you leave your PC at home and face an exhausting hour of travel, only to stand in front of your office PC and to connect with your colleagues and clients by email or chat? Who would like to have collaborators who began their day with much less energy, because of travel stress?
Professional conversations among work colleagues can be done in a telematic way (phone, messenger, mail). Unprofessional conversations are unnecessary and cut down the available time for working. Who never suffered from an unnecessary interruption of his/her own thought or working reasoning because of a colleague, who wanted to talk about a film or a soccer game? Furthermore, it has been shown that you need 5 minutes to come back from this unexpected interruption and to get your mind back right.
Therefore, working from home has produced more efficient and happier employees, fewer accidents in itinere, a greater working and familiar harmony and last but not least: people can devote their working hours only to work.
From Industrial Revolution two factors have significantly affected the increase of teleworking:
– Young professionals, who are being integrated in the labour market, find a real funnel, if they want to work in traditional companies and for this reason they have moved to different working modes. But oft, while they are waiting for the traditional “Great Opprtunity”, they get comfortable.
– A change in perspective, which represent the new values of latest generations: their predecessors valued formal success, rising in society, a large salary, while xennials and millenials value a greater harmony with their personal interests, an emotional satisfaction, the time necessary to increase their different interests (which then could be very useful to increase their professional results) and their motivation to travel.
The next step has been natural: if we can work while we are travelling, why should we stay in our home country, if we can move to wonderful places and, especially, if we can cut our costs?
Paraguay is becoming a perfect destination for this new generation of telematic professionals. Thanks to their permanent residence, they can travel without passport across Latin America and satisfy their desire to always discover new countries.
These new jobs can only exist with technology.
In Asunción you can buy any kind of device(PC/MAC, laptops, tables, smartphones, SmartTV, Smartwatches, etc.).
As regards connection, the main Paraguayan cities have a 4G coverage and it is gradually increasing in the remaining territory. Thanks to technology leapfrogging, which allows developing countries to skip obsolete steps of technology and to directly access to the more advanced technological infrastructures, in Paraguay the mobile connection is more prevalent than the fixed one. There are more cellphone/smartphone than inhabitants and almost every family has a connection. The majority of the population has access to internet, thanks to diffusion of smartphones and fixed connection is increasing.
BID (Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo) in 2018 will adopt its Digital Agenda in Paraguay. It is an investment of over 100 millions dollars in order to facilitate the outlet to the sea of the digital terrestrial connection, to increase broadband infrastructure and to reduce prices. At present you can have broadband connection but its cost is more an European cost than a Paraguayan one. In any case this project will diminish costs for local people.
In an IT world, Paraguay is betting much, skipping previous steps, already experimenting for other countries and directly aiming at the most modern infrastructures. And all this, despite the fact that in Paraguay there are not software developers, project managers, tester, graphic designers, certified auditors etc…In short: if someone also wanted a traditional job, he/she can easily find it in this new environment, in this new country, that has a so quick development.
A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY IN YOUR LIFE
Imagine reviewing your last accounting balance sheet with your laptop on your lap and your bare foot lapped from Paraguay River or imagine having already obtained your permanent residence in Paraguay, thanks to Living In Paraguay, while you are enjoying your cup of coffee in Valparaiso (Chile) or while you are sunbathing in Salvador de Bahia. They appear to be wonderful moments, don’t they?
Deciding to change your life and your country has never been easy. But the new jobs and Living in Paraguay’s constant support make it more accessible and safer than ever before.