that didn't exist ten years ago
The last decade has seen a huge shift in what employment means and technology has changed the nature of how people work. Below are some of the jobs that didn't exist in 2007 as we look back at where we've been and wonder what is next.
Before the iPhone exploded into the world,
software design was limited to studios and corporations. The advent of the
smartphone built a brand new niche occupation and with it, opportunities to
create software used worldwide, without the budget and technical expertise
normally associated. The role of app designer ignited the freelance coding
trend and as more apps were developed, the role's scope expanded.
The internet has changed the shape of
marketing, with search engines becoming the major power player in connecting
people with businesses. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Pay-Per-Click
(PPC) are now key tactics for businesses to attract customers and make money.
Digital marketing hasn't replaced traditional forms, instead it has expanded
their scope and ability to reach people.
Social media manager
While Facebook wasn't the first social
network, it ones the one that transformed online businesses and marketing. Now
almost every individual and business has some form of social media presence,
whether it is a neglected Twitter account, or a fully integrated strategy that
uses the full range of social media networks in conjunction with traditional
The convergence of high-speed internet
technology and high-definition cameras in almost everyone's pocket, has made it
easier than ever to create professional looking videos. This has created the
phenomenon of the YouTube celebrity and sensations such as PewDiePie have earnt
millions of dollars making videos. The success of streaming and content on
demand services means that we are only now seeing the possibilities of user-generated
content and how big "internet famous" can become.
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