By ‘we’ I mean career developers. By ‘free’ I don't mean we have freedom though, I mean that basic services we offer are available at no cost from others. (This concept is often cited by software developers because it has made an enormous difference in our industry; see Gratis versus Libre for an explanation.)
In my opinion, people need career support now more than ever yet the structuring of our economic sector might well prove to be about as well suited to this stage of history as are newspapers and magazines. They're dying.
As Seth Godin says, “In a world of free, everyone can play.” No-one needs to be paid to tell others how to write résumés, do interviews or even how to train for a career in biotechnology. Think LinkedIn. Read his article and tell me what you think.