E-marketer Buddy Scalera says there’s a need for people who can find information quickly. He calls the job: search specialist. The job title may be different, but his job description is spot on. While we’re at it, we should also add e-marketer to the job titles your father never knew list:
In 2009, we’ll see the evolution of the search specialist. Now, these people are already out there in niche jobs (and they’ll probably be able to find this blog posting). But coming soon, we’ll probably see head-hunters and HR departments looking for knowledge workers who can quickly and effectively mine the Net for super-specific information.
He says “Search specialists will be needle-in-a-haystack researchers who defy traditional job roles. Some of them will be research specialists or editors or scientists or journalists or work from home entrepreneurs.”
That’s good news for journalists finding it hard to stay employed as newspapers and magazines continue to close.