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Are We Operating From an Antiquated Employment Perspective?

March 5, 2012


For those of us that work in the world of HR, Recruiting, Career counseling or the employment industry in general, we operate on a lot of assumptions.  By assumptions.  The biggest assumption of them all is that getting a job is the most secure way to establish stability and build a future.  Is this really still the case?  Many are arguing that this is an outdated model of thinking.  With the onset of freelance websites such as Elance, Freelancer and Odesk, many people are turning this model on it’s head.

I was reading an article yesterday, and the writer made a great point.  How can we teach for tomorrow’s jobs with today’s education?  That quote coupled with this insightful article on TechCrunch about Work 3.0 really had me thinking.  Are we getting it right, or are we totally missing the mark when it comes to employment?  What many are afraid to say is that the traditional job market, may not make the resurgence that everyone is hoping for.

These are uncomfortable times, but if we aren’t willing to make the necessary changes to move forward, we may be waiting on bus that’s never coming back.  I implore job seekers to take advantage of Work 3.0 and look at contract positions that are available through online marketplaces.    Work 3.0 is just getting underway, and the early adopters will be the ones that will benefit the most from it.

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About Maro Onokpise

Maro Onokpise is the founder and Editor of Jobtrakr. He oversees all editorial content. Prior to turning his sights on the job industry, Maro was an Associate Manager for Banana Republic where he was responsible for Operations, HR and Recruiting. In 2010 Maro was featured on the cover of Career Magazine and was also named to Orlando Business Journal's 40 Under 40. Maro Onokpise is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.

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