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A Career for Information Junkies

By Marty Nemko

We're already overwhelmed with information, and it's going to get worse. A savior is the search specialist, who for a fee, goes beyond what librarians have time to do. Search specialists surf the Net and databases such as Dialog and Nexis, and phone-interview the right people, providing you with a digest of the best information. Search specialists must specialize, for example, in aerospace engineering, politics, or medicine. How to get clients? Pick a specialty, give talks at its professional association, and write for its publications.

What can you do today?
For more info on this career: Association of Independent Information Professionals.

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