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Posted March 18, 2013 by

8 Emerging Careers from 2012

Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones of Career Thought Leaders

Data science, geospatial technology, homeland security, and entertainment technology are some of the new and emerging occupations I blogged about last year:

1. Data science

Big Data staff analyze user behavior in unstructured data (e.g. web clicks, audio, video, blogs, forums, search terms) to make content appealing and profitable. From fanalytics (think Moneyball) to Presidential election and Hurricane Sandy predictions, data analytics skills are hot.

Job titles: data management analyst, data engineer, data scientist, statistical analyst, analytics architect, clinical data analyst, business intelligence analyst (more…)

Posted June 25, 2012 by

Hot Careers in Linguistics for Social Media

Social media is spreading knowledge globally at the speed of a “Tweet”…      Jeff Bullas


Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones of Career Thought Leaders

What’s a geo-lingual visitor to do when the language of a website is indecipherable?   Leave.

U.S. marketers using monolingual tweets are at a potential disadvantage, according to Common Sense Advisory, which found that 72.4% of consumers prefer to learn about products and services in their primary language.

Language Lines Services CEO Louis F. Provenzano, Jr. reports that 60 million (20%) of U.S. legal residents speak a language other than English at home.

The fastest growing language on Twitter is Arabic. Kindle’s vision is ambitious: “Every book ever printed in every language all available in 60 seconds.” Notable global trends in social media are:

  • Especially high online user engagement in Israel, China, Russia, Brazil, and India
  • Exploding Internet use in emerging markets (India, China, and South America)
  • Increasing number of languages  supported on major platforms, such as Facebook (70+) and Google (64). (more…)