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Archive for July 23rd, 2009

Watching Trends = Job Security

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I’ve been programming for 21 years now.  Most of my career I’ve spent being on the bleeding edge.  This has helped when it came time to find work because I normally am one of the few people companies can find who have the skills they are looking for.

While I never intentionally set out to watch trends and adjust my skills accordingly, I’ve found that it has been a great asset, so that now I am a lot more intentional about watching trends and creating hypothesis about what they will mean for the job market.  So, the following are some observations.

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