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 http://janegenova.com began focusing on transitions when the academic market collapsed as she was writing her dissertation in linguistics and literature at the University of Michigan. After re-establishing herself in the public relations industry, she gradually published on the subject. Her first piece was on The Professional Woman in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. Since then, she co-authored the book THE CRITICAL 14 YEARS OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE and myriad e-books and articles on career subjects ranging from emotional intelligence to aging. In the 1980s she attempted another change by attending Harvard Law School. She didn’t complete the degree but channeled that experience into maintaining a legal blog [http://lawandmore.typepad.com] housed at the Library of Congress.