Create your own job

By Alaya Boykin

Are you looking for the next great job? Instead of conforming to what is already in existence, maybe you should use your skills to create something new.

In the last five years, a lot of new jobs have been created − social media communications specialists, for example converge traditional outreach methods and new social media techniques within a company. Another recently created position is a user experience designer, which focuses solely on improving user interaction online.

Current economic times and a more demanding digital society have forced many workers to perform jobs that have never existed, and in many cases because multiple positions have been reduced to one.  The requirement for employees to be more adaptable has increased at a staggering rate over the years.

Have you identified a particular job that doesn’t exist? Have you created a position at your company? Have you ever been the first person to hold a newly created position?

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July 22nd, 2010
5:24 pm

Writing online seems to be getting many people through these times. Sites like Suite101, Demand Studios and pay freelancer writers revenue share and upfront payments.

The Frugal Freelancer – – has a list of over 100 helpful links to sites for freelance writers and photographers.


July 23rd, 2010
11:14 am

Creating your own job can be tricky, but there has never been a better time for Social Media Enthusiasts to use their talents in order to create their own work environment. I know alot of people who are invenitng positions in the workplace, and I’m thinking about doing the same. Great Article!