“I wouldn’t work for the same company for two years, even if I enjoyed it.”
Shortly after I said these words, I watched the recruiter slowly scratch my name off her list. This was 15 years ago, and we were at my university’s computer science job fair. Much has changed since then — including my attitude — but employee turnover in tech doesn’t seem to have improved much.
It’s no surprise that as the world changes, the job market changes with it. And this is especially true in the tech industry.
There’s a lot of talk about how artificial intelligence will require the workforce to be retrained at scale. We may have just had a preview of what that will feel like: As of August 2020, the pandemic has put around 55 million Americans out of work.
One shift that’s occurred in the past decade is the increased accessibility of