Which Are the Best Jobs for the Future?
By Steve Gillman
It may be that the best jobs in the future will not be jobs
in the traditional sense, but well return to that idea
in a moment. First, lets look at the idea that a job is the important
thing. Is it? In what way. We might like to imagine that a good
job can pay the bills forever, but job security is a thing of
the past - if it ever really existed. Where you find your employment
security now is not is a specific position, but in skills that
will enable you to quickly replace any job lost or quit.
For example, if you are an actor, you might lose a job every
few months - every time a movie or program youre working
on is finished. Thats okay if you are a good actor and
know how to promote yourself. Another opportunity is always just
around the corner. This has always been the way it works in Hollywood,
but more and more it is true in other fields.
Consider how many computer programmers lost their jobs in
the "dot com" crash of 2000. Of course, many of these
same employees went on to bigger and better things, because they
had the skills necessary, and made the contacts that opened up
possibilities. Clearly, having the right skills and experience
is more important than having a specific position in a specific
The best jobs for the future will be those that you will actually
enjoy and are prepared for. Get to work on your resume and your
skills and your self-marketing know-how. Naturally, youll
also want to aim for fields that are growing (avoid horse-shoeing
and VCR repair). With a decent set of appropriate skills - including
those of self-promotion, you will always find work.
But do you really want a job? I certainly dont, and
I havent had one in many years now. What I call my job
is exactly what I am doing right now: writing off the top of
my head as I sit here in my pajamas. My only boss is myself.
My days and hours are of my choosing, and I can do my work from
a beach in Mexico when I wish. The best jobs for your
future, in other words, may be the ones that you create for yourself.
There's a collection of many pages describing some
good jobs on EveryWayToMakeMoney.com.
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