I recently received a link to a YouTube video called “Did You Know?” It is fascinating look at the pace of change, including business and employment trends.
The video presents a stunning summary of how technology has dramatically transformed our world in a relative flyspeck of time. Let’s give major kudos to the research team of Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod and Jeff Bronman for compiling the data.
Many of the video’s statements are mind-boggling. But a shocker for me was this comment: “The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004.”
Our world is changing so amazingly fast that we rarely see the tail end of a trend before a new trend makes the first trend obsolete.
Take the publishing world. Any publisher not seriously engaged in the Internet is headed for obscurity. But the future is bright for media companies that embrace the Web, with all of its trends and quirks. My employer, BNP Media, is dedicated to providing the very best integrated (print + electronic media + live events) options for readers and advertisers.
This includes training and education, which represent the only path to remaining successful in today’s change-a-second environment. Without ongoing training, you and I will cease to be relevant.
Our publications and Web sites have made education a priority. Our Events Group has assembled a remarkable collection of conferences and webinars that will provide the latest trends, business opportunities and CEUs. These are career-boosting events.
If at all possible, attend a live event this year to maximize your learning and networking opportunities. Here are two events you can register for now:
National Disaster Reconstruction Conference & Expo
, R&R magazine, June 17-18, New Orleans, LA. Click here for details and registration
If you cannot attend a live event, take in any of the Webinars outlined below. In one hour, you might learn something that will change--and possibly save--your career. Managing Your Survey Business in Challenging Times
, POB magazine, March 19, 2 p.m. ETClick here for details and registration
Perhaps an easier way to analyze current training opportunities and keep up with future ones is to bookmark www.bnpevents.com/
. Return often and sign up for training to assure you remain relevant and successful in today’s fast-paced world.