Jason Alba of JibberJobber.com started a discussion string some time ago on LinkedIn on the subject of "job security." Everyone knows there is no such thing any longer -- so, he asked, what would be the appropriate way to refer to the concept in "today's terms?" I remember what I thought the answer could be. In one word, "Relevance." Are you relevant? In addition to being able to execute and deliver results, are your skills up-to-date and in-line with where things are headed? That might be the best thing you can do for yourself in the realm of job security.
With that as a backdrop, I found this just published data from Indeed.com quite interesting. It lists the
Where does the data come from? According to the graphs, "Indeed.com searches millions of jobs from thousands of job sites. This job trends graph shows the percentage of jobs we find that contain your search terms."
Here's the graph for the #2 most popular job trend (aka fastest growing job term), "Cloud Computing." (Your knowledge is up to date and relevant on this subject, right?)
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What is #1, most popular Job Trend? "Twitter."
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Cool graphs, eh?
Do the trends -- or their order -- surprise you? I found them noteworthy.
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My thanks to the blog "Gautam on Organizations 2.0" for the heads up on this data.
-- Polly Pearson