Remember the "transporters" in Star Trek? You would step onto the platform and Scottie would transport you where you wanted to go. Pretty cool, right. It seems like everyone is trying to figure out what the next boon will be for our economy and world of work so that you can properly transport yourself to "boldly go where no man has gone before".
The Career Goddess wrote a summary of the Times article The Way We'll Work on the 10 ways the work world will be different. She leads into her post by saying:
"Well, hang on to your laptops because the changes that are coming are going to require forethought in career planning and in job search management. Better to get some advance notice, is my motto."
High Tech, High Touch, High Growth
Training Managers to Behave
The Search for the Next Perk
We're Getting Off the Ladder
Why Boomers Can't Quit
Women Will Rule Business
It Will Pay to Save the Planet
When Gen X Runs the Show
Yes, We'll Still Make Stuff
The Last Days of Cubicle Life
So if that isn't enough reading, try 4 Visions of the Post-Recession Workforce from Pongo. This references an article from CBS MoneyWatch.
1. Women will make up a majority of the workforce.
2. It will continue to be a Baby Boomer's world.
3. The federal stimulus will spawn growth in "green" jobs.
4. Flexibility can help workers maintain full-time schedules, but not necessarily at one job.
See the overlap.
I know the unemployment numbers are high, but people with a clear vision and resiliency and lack of fear are successfully securing new jobs every day. Beam me up, Scottie!
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.