There are many changes that impact the way we work and the skills and knowledge employers are looking for. Are you ready? Will you be able to adapt?
My take-away from watching the presentation is that times are changing! Duh. But things are really changing. Fast. Depending on what industry you’ve been in, you may or may not have known.
From the Slide Share presentation Jeff Brenman of Apollo Ideas 2009
- JetBlue started a virtual call center in 2004 with 700 Custer service reps working from home
- According to interviews with execs, they outsource for greater innovation, not to save money
- ReCAPTCHA is using us to help solve their problems by asking new users to re-type their indecipherable word when verifying a new account
- 28 million American workers served on a virtual team at least one day/month in 2006
Keep up with some of the interesting things going on in other industries or other parts of the world of work. Read and learn outside of your comfort zone.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.