Deeply enveloped within our economy lies the truth which no politician, analyst or career forecaster can possibly predict or accurately adjudicate: the future of information technology employment is coming home, and in growing numbers by the day. Although cubicles won’t be completely masticated from the devouring mouth of our future, the imminent forces behind contingency employment, along with the business mindset of saving on hiring costs, will turn your four bedroom home into a three-bedroom work studio. With online education growing, the ability to finish high school online and even partake in job interviews online, careers in IT will be enhanced with the innate ability to work in your jammies.
When we’re discussing freelance IT, this does mean datacenter maintenance, programming and everything else relevant to infrastructural integrity, evolvement and upkeep. This could potentially mean that your basement, spare bedroom or even an entire second story could consist of datacenters placed by your once 9-5 employer. For those tarrying at home after college or simple frugally astute, freelancing from home saves money on gasoline, vehicular wear and tear and gets you as far away from that annoying guy in the Finance Department who always digs his pants out of his derriere and makes it a point you see him do it.
As with any futuristic changes, one must prepare themselves for freelance IT employment should this line of work suit your fancy. Obviously, you’ll need some educational padding to seize one of these positions, along with some prior work experience or related proof of skill set. How does one receive work experience? Good point – it’s hard to gain experience when information technology firms want experience, which is where that smooth talking comes into play. Unless, of course, you were born with the innate ability to run a major network of routers, server farms and CAT6 cabling in which you’d probably need not work from home. Assuming you’re the average ‘Joe’ and need to obtain plausible experience to fulfill your dream of freelancing, you’d probably want to do the whole education and training thing. Boring, I know.
If you think about where the waves of technological development and success have gone since the 1980’s, you’d probably have a huge headache. If you merge the thriving tech amplifications with our current topsy-turvy economic stance, you’ll probably agree that corporations are looking for ways to cut expenses while still offering usable services to the masses. By bringing freelance IT home, we can help the corporate giants keep pace with growing demand while relieving them of hiring expenses, paying your dental bills and save on gasoline which is spent on transport. Part of experiencing the joys of freelancing entail embracing both the opportunity and humbling thyself before the corporate giants. Difficult for some, indeed, considering a large group of people choose freelancing so they can ‘stick it to the man’ in some form or another.
No matter your modus operandi, ratio mutandi usu or vouloir l’emploi independent, the world is preparing for the era when freelance IT is coming home. Prepare your neighbors for the change today.