You may have missed the news that eBay is trying a limited (as in San Francisco) same-day delivery service. It makes sense considering Amazon is going that way anyway, but I want to mention career opportunities.
Supply, supply chains, and shipping are big.
I had relavites in supply chains and shipping. I nearly moved into supply chain technology when the opportunity arose. Supply Chain Project Managers do really well in the market. Let’s face it people need to get stuff to places, and that doesn’t change in any economy.
The Shipping, moving of good, providing of transport is an area that is heavily geeky. It’s a ballet of technology, coordination, and more, and one we’re really not aware of.
As it looks like it’s getting new attention now from big internet names, I recommend you consider it for your career. It may not seem glamorous, but it’s profoundly high-tech and wide-reaching . . . and probably on the grow.
Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach for professional and potentially professional geeks, fans, and otaku. He can be reached at http://www.stevensavage.com/