The sequester is going to have a lot of impact on the type of jobs that are needed to support the required work that is needed to move forward. If you work in human resources, marketing, technology, administration, finance, accounting, or any other division then perhaps it may be time to perform a self assessment on your own job skills to see how relevant they are to the job market. If you look at technology, you can see the rapid maturity in products in hardware and software becoming more advanced. These upgrades are capable of handling more work, and perform more sophisticated methods in performing their tasks.
In every discipline, there is a method to perform work. This method may be a repeatable process that is considered a best practice by industry in performing a group of related tasks to get work done. These methods may have originated a decade ago and has gone through a major face lift in the past couple of years. The point is that we tend to know how to do our jobs the way we have always done them in the past. We used the tools, techniques, and software that has made us successful in the past without the need to utilize more sophisticated products. If we are to stay relevant in the workforce despite the sequester then we need to continue to learn new skills to help us do our job better. Companies look at people that can handle the difficult tasks, bring innovation, and can help them achieve their mission goals despite any cuts that the sequester may have on their organization. In your best interest, you should always look to stay current in your skills and understand the trends that are happening in your industry. This may help you to be better equipped to handle sequester.