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  • Writer's pictureMelanie Reinersman

Warming Trends: Career Areas Are Springing Into Action

Updated: May 27, 2020

As one reads about the unique opportunities that exist or are coming into existence, it would be easy to fall into the trap of dwelling on the past. “In the olden days, we didn’t have this (or do this)…” says the octogenarian. Yet very few people look back at winter on the first day of spring and exclaim “I wish it would snow again!” Now is the time to spring forward, take action, grasp the new, and not look back. ~ David M. Reile, Ph.D.

FOCUS ON: Rising Companies

Unicorn Club companies, named so because they are valued at a billion dollars or more, are no longer just obscure tech start-ups. A new generation of workers, technology, and venture capital makes the Unicorn list ever-changing and growing. Knowledge of these game-changers means you and your clients will have more options (career- and finance-wise). Read More and the Complete List of Unicorn Companies.

JOB SEARCHING: Helping Mobilize the Average Hourly Worker

Snagajob, America’s largest marketplace for hourly job seekers and employers, has more than doubled its mobile traffic since 2013. Now, Snagajob can spring forward even more due to a $100 million investment. They are planning for new product offerings and select acquisitions. Such growth makes their mission possible: “to put people in the right fit positions so they can maximize their potential and live more fulfilling lives.” Read More.

FOR PRACTITIONERS: Is the Goal Possible and Profitable?

Help the client explore the pros and cons of the rising non-traditional careers. For example, yes the new trend is for doctors to make house calls,  but there are many sides to the story that the client may need to think about.  Likewise, many math-minded clients are reluctant to say out loud that they want to “change the world” because it doesn’t sound like a way to make a living. But STEM careers in the non-traditional world are not only possible, but profitable. Read More.

TOP TEN: Steps for Looking Forward

First look at this graphic as the ten ways to jump into a trendy career (while ignoring the title, “Sustaining the Pipeline of Female Talent in the STEM Sector”). Steps like “Be creative” and “Understand the Starting Point” are obviously applicable to looking forward. Next, read all ten and it becomes evident there is something else going on here (i.e., “Sponsor Female Talent”). Maybe the graphic doesn’t need to be limited in any way – after all, why do we have to just look at a regular top ten list based on its title? Looking forward is what is needed when talking about career trends! Read all Ten.


“Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.” - Victor Hugo
“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” - Mark Twain
“I think there is something more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers. There aren’t enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.” - W. Clement Stone


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