Economic Recovery: A Replay of the 1990s with Tech Leading the Way
Tech is the one bright spot in the economy when it comes to plans for hiring in the next six months. Grant Thornton, an audit, tax, and business advisory firm, released a survey that found that 46 percent of tech executives will likely be bringing new hires on board. The demand is being driven by digital communications.
On the other hand, outside tech, only 29 percent of executives anticipate hiring. Therefore, you would be ahead of the game to figure out how you can be useful to the tech sector in roles such as full-time worker, contract employee, or vendor. You can also think in terms of the "multiplier effect" -- that is, jobs and business opportunities that will be generated by tech as the primary mover. Those could range from being a leasing agent for a rental complex near a tech facility to negotiating with the company to place your own vending machines in the buildings.
Jane Genova, coach, book author, and lecturer on careers, specializes in transitions. Her talk on professional shifts at the New York State Bar Association has been published in VITAL SPEECHES OF THE DAY. Her latest book is OVER-50: HOW WE KEEP WORKING. She blogs on the subject at http://janegenova.com, http://lawandmore.typepad.com, http://careertransitions.typepad.com and http://over-50.typepad.com.more...