From the words and wisdom of Seth Godin:
The networked revolution is creating huge profits, significant opportunities and a lot of change. What it’s not doing is providing millions of brain-dead, corner office, follow-the-manual middle class jobs. And it’s not going to.
Seth’s post The Forever Recession, is a harsh perspective on what our country may be looking at. Will the middle-class jobs come back? Are we trying too hard to get them back?
What is the networked revolution? Is it virtual teams, is it project based/contract work? Is it something we absolutely can’t do without? I am not quite sure.
What I hear Seth saying is that we aren’t going back. Stop wishing for your old jobs. They no longer exist. Knowing this is the first part of acceptance.
The other message Seth is pushing is to be a Linchpin- Irreplaceable, sought after. A passion for the work you do will help you find that “Linchpin” behavior.
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.