I find myself wondering when, in the career world, where all the technical and economic changes will make people say "enough"?
Thirteen years ago when my IT career first started, I had my first experience with the online job search. It was a profound experience because, at the time, I could tell the the job search and the career world were changing. Looking back, I think I may have been on to something.
Those many years ago, I began noticing how the job search was changing. Being in IT, I had to deal with a lot of chaos and job changes – and thus learn about job searches, even if only to be safe. I watched my industry move online quickly, saw companies come and go, saw people adapt – and saw people fall behind.
We hear constantly about Social Media these days until many of us are sick of it (I'm getting a bit tired of hearing about it myself). In all the discussions, analysis, articles, witty twitters, and so on, one thing gets missed. I'd like to discuss it since social media is both a geeky life tool, a geeky career tool, and a geeky career destination.
And that fact is that Social Media offers nothing new.
Blasphemy, many will say, but it's the truth. Social Media is completely unoriginal, and that's why it works.