June 26, 2014

Occupations of the Future You Wouldn’t Believe

In the past I have defined emerging and evolving occupations as the new opportunities of which you may not be aware.  This is THE REAL HIDDEN JOB MARKET, where job titles and descriptions for the same tasks can vary widely. Of the titles listed below, see if you can guess whether the job is real.  I’ll publish the results in the next blog.
June 23, 2014

Why You and Your College-Age Kids Speak Different Job Languages

Do you ever think that you and your college-age kids or recent grads are speaking different languages when it comes to looking for jobs and work? You talk about resumes, contacts and careers, while they simply seem to be fiddling around on the Internet and chatting on Facebook. But rather than thinking about your kids as goof-offs, consider the possibility that there are sound economic reasons why you and they go about looking for jobs […]
March 18, 2014

Emerging and Evolving Occupations: How to Find the Perfect Job

Lately, I’ve been investigating emerging and evolving occupations, which offer exciting new opportunities for people interested in changing careers, returning to the workforce or entering the job market.  I will be devoting the next few blogs to this topic.  These careers are attractive because they’re growing and tend to have more flexible requirements. What do I mean by emerging occupations?  You might think that they’re all about new technology and computers.  But, that’s only part […]
December 4, 2013

Digital Literacy: The Key to Hot Jobs for Liberal Arts

Parents tend to think that their college kids are “experts” with the computer, having seen them on Facebook at all hours of the day and night.  Yet, shockingly, when young college graduates get into the workforce, it turns out that they don’t have the digital skills that employers are looking for.   The key is digital literacy, which mean more than the ability to play games on Facebook.  Digital literacy is about having the skills […]